Sunday Walks – Eadar da Chalda

I know it sometimes seems, judging from my photographs, that it is continuously sunny in Assynt. Well it isn’t! Today dawned grey, and at times drizzly. But sometimes such weather only adds atmosphere to walks, and as we set off on a walk near Ardvreck Castle in an area known as Eadar da Chalda, or […]

Stones (and a bit of Heather and Rock)

Following on from the lectures on Saturday we decided to revisit a really interesting monument in Assynt. Glen Leireag, close to Nedd, is an area where many families were cleared from during the Highland Clearances. But nearby Glen Leireag is a rare structure called a souterrain. Nobody is entirely sure why these were built. And […]

Getting Involved

Clachtoll Broch

There is a great project being launched in Assynt at the moment. It is called the Assynt Hidden Lives project, and you can read more about it here. Assynt is an area that is under-researched from an archaeological point of view, and now the opportunity is here. This weekend saw the launch […]