Happy Christmas

Season’s Greetings to one and all!  Many thanks to Santa who took time out of his busy schedule to drop in to Coigach’s Christmas party, spreading good cheer thanks to CCDC’s Community Funds. We have it on good authority he plans another visit overnight on the 24th so

 

Christmas marks the end of another busy year and you can read up on the latest by clicking on this:

CCDC NEWSLETTER WINTER 2019

Open Call for a Book Editor/Compiler

CCDC is managing a project which celebrates the rich culture and heritage of Coigach and Assynt. A really exciting opportunity has arisen to compile and edit a book which celebrates the area, based on a recently completed piece of oral history research. Click on this link for full details of the brief: CCDC – M&T Book Commission Brief

Summer Newsletter

NEWSLETTER Summer 2019

Summer Greetings! Through the Community Fund money is continuing to flow into various parts of Coigach. Since we last reported to you, through our community grants continue to bring good cheer to various members of the community.  Since receiving a CCDC Small Grant(up to £5,000) for Organisations :

 

Coigach Heritage– has engaged Ann Marie Firth Bernard to develop the archives, and to improve on admin efficiency. With Ann Marie’s help, Coigach Heritage has released a most informative newsletter and the group has stepped up a drive for membership. More activity to follow so keep up with activities through Coigach Heritage on Facebook, email heritage@gmail.com



  • Coigach Community Rowing–  took part in the World Championships in Stranraer in July and have started running  taster days for newcomers and those who fancy a social row. Follow Coigach Rowing Achiltibuie on Facebook or phone Chair Bill Wilder 01854 622 453.And you can keep in trim all year round with Circuit Training, Tuesdays 6pm in the hall, £1 per person, per week, all welcome!

 

  • Assynt and Coigach Creatives– have produced a very attractive Creative Trail leaflet which includes a map of the area and information all the various creatives in the area. Collect a free leaflet at in Coigach at Achiltibuie Stores, Coigach Community Hall or Fisk Gallery and set off on a jaunt to see work made in Assynt and Coigach (with various tea stops and watering holes on the way).

 

  • Coigach Community Trust – held a 20thAnniversary bash in April to celebrate 20 glorious years since Coigach Community Hall was built. Party goers enjoyed a great night of dancing to the fabulous Rhythm ‘n’ Reel.

 

CCDC Supporting Children and Young People Fund  exists to enable Coigach youngsters to access activities or obtain equipment that will support their development.

Our CCDC Education and Training Bursaries Fund for Adults 16+  is designed to enable adults to access training courses (including driving lessons) and further and higher education.

Our CCDC Wellbeing Fund for Adults 16+ exists to support people in Coigach to participate in a range of arts, cultural and natural heritage, leisure and recreations and scientific events, non-certificated/informal life-long learning courses and activities.

If you would like to know more how our grants could benefit you, please get in touch.

Acheninver Path. Work is now underway and contractors are on site. Walkers are still welcome to walk down the path to inspect but please be aware there may be necessary diversions while construction is going on.

 

 

 

 

Collected Music and Tales of Coigach and Assynt: As part of the Coigach and Assynt Living Landscape Partnership (CALLP) Lorraine Kelly is now in post and is conducting interviews, collecting stories and songs ofCoigach and Assynt. The oral history Lorraine collects will form party of  wider project aims to create a new piece of music, stage a concert, and publish a song book, by collecting and exploring the existing archive material and providing a context from which the new music will be created.

More Information.If you would like to know more or volunteer don’t hesitate to contact us.