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The Assynt Foundation

www.assyntfoundation.org

The Assynt Foundation was established following the landmark community land buy-out of the Glencanisp and Drumrunie Estates, in the parish of Assynt in Sutherland in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. In June 2005, the community of Assynt bought these estates, 44,400 acres of stunningly beautiful natural land, from the Vestey family, under provisions of the 2003 Scottish Land Reform Act. The area includes the magnificent mountains, Suilven, Canisp, Cul Mor and Cul Beag, a beautiful old hunting Lodge, Glencanisp Lodge, and an awe-inspiring, wildlife-rich world of lochans, rivers and hills.

Telephone
01571 844100

E-mail
mark@assyntfoundation.org.uk <mark@assyntfoundation.org.uk>

Postal Address
The Assynt Foundation
Glencanisp
Lochinver
Sutherland
IV27 4LW



News for The Assynt Foundation

Investment Supports Highland Community To Build The Future Thumbnail for article : Investment Supports Highland Community To Build The Future
A taste of country estate living for the guests visiting one of North West Sutherland's finest houses is providing more than the usual tourism benefits for the local area.   This is because the owners of the 12 bedroom Glencanisp Lodge are the Assynt community itself.  
Highland Hunting Lodge In Sutherland Set For Extensive UpgradeThumbnail for article : Highland Hunting Lodge In Sutherland Set For Extensive Upgrade
A Victorian hunting lodge in Sutherland is to get a 1.5m facelift to allow a variety of uses including use as luxury accommodation and use for corporate events, thanks to a funding package including Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) together with the Big Lottery Fund.   Community group The Assynt Foundation near Lochinver has been awarded 250,000 by HIE and 785,000 by the Big Lottery Growing Fund Community Assets towards a 1.5 million project to renovate Glencanisp Lodge.  

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