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Historic Assynt

Historic Assynt, a company limited by guarantee with charitable status, formed in 1997, is one of several community groups all working to preserve and enhance access to all aspects of Assynt’s rich heritage – historical, cultural and natural.


The Inchnadamph Project

This initial project concentrated on the built heritage in the Inchnadamph and Loch Assynt area and addressed a recognised need to arrest the critical deterioration of three of Assynt’s ancient monuments and the decay of the abandoned former parish church. Research indicated that a large number of people already visited the project sites, despite difficult access, lack of information and warnings of potential danger. Therefore, the provision of unfettered access to the conserved built heritage elements, their history, and that of the surrounding cultural landscape, became an additional requirement of the project.


Scaffolding on Ardvreck - 2003

Scaffolding on Calda - 2004


Work in Progress on the Church - 2005

Project Aims.

1. To consolidate and preserve the ruins of Ardvreck Castle, Calda House and the MacLeod Burial Vault. (Calda & Castle completed 2003/2004)

2. To restore the redundant church at Kirkton (Inchnadamph) and bring it back into community use. (Completed 2005/06)

3. To interpret the historical significance, both local and national, of these buildings and their surroundings. (ongoing)

4. To provide improved public access, both physical and intellectual.To create and house a genealogical record and an archive of the social and cultural history of Assynt for educational purposes and the use of the local community and visitors alike. (ongoing)

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