Coigach 2020 … A Vision of Our Future
Our traditional industries of fisheries and crofting are a vital part of our employment, our culture and our landscape. Coigach produce is well renowned for its quality and our musicians and artists are celebrated far and wide. These strengths link into our tourism, and visitors are keen to take up the opportunities to experience our qualities as part of their holiday. Our community enjoys local produce from local businesses, and our shops and local businesses are well supported
Visitor numbers to Coigach are healthy, given the good range of quality accommodation and our mix of visitor attractions and activities. Our visitor season never really ceases as a significant improvement in provision of short stay accommodation encourages local businesses to offer seminars, training /teaching and activity events – and businesses flourish on the back of the additional short stay accommodation in all seasons. Touring visitors can now easily lengthen their stay in Coigach.
Our well established heritage centre offers locals and tourists alike the opportunity to enjoy, learn from and contribute to the fascinating legacy of our social and cultural history.
The availability of additional community housing has encouraged families to settle here, and a healthy mixture of social and private enterprise offer our young people satisfying and varied work opportunities. Improved business infrastructure, good tele-communications and new crofts have added to their opportunities.
The 2010 Coigach and Assynt Living Landscapes (CALL) initiative is encouraging the development of habitats to strengthen local biodiversity. This initiative involving crofters, the community and land owners creates land based employment and training opportunities.
The local primary school is flourishing and our teenagers are encouraged to take advantage of training and apprenticeship opportunities part funded by proceeds from the community wind turbine. Pre-school education and mother and baby groups are provided in the community hall. Our older population are well catered for within our community. Our emergency and health care provision is responsive to local needs.