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Information on the village of Lochinver in Scotland.
This group was formed in 1992 to manage Culag Woods under a 50 year lease from Assynt Estate and Highland Council. It is a limited company with charitable status and is run by twelve directors from the local community.
The aim of the Trust is to improve access into the wood; to manage the wood for sustainable timber; to protect the nature conservation value and to create job and training opportunities.
When the Little Assynt Estate, some 3000 acres of complex Assynt hinterland, at the head of Loch Assynt (NC 156251), came on the market in August 2000, a successful fund-raising effort allowed the Trust to buy the land.
A circular walk now takes in the remains of the cleared township of Beannach.
The creation of allotments at Little Assynt Field, for individuals to use, is a new scheme.
Fishing from the bank is permitted on any of the lochs on Little Assynt, and permits for those lochs with boats (provided by the Assynt Angling Club) are available from the Tourist Information Centre in Lochinver (Tel: 01571 844330).
Way marked paths are being developed, the first being from the new Car Park at Little Assynt Field.
The Trust has opened an office in Lochinver to disseminate information and to run the necessary secretarial and financial management side of the Trust.
The Trust now has its own website at:
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