Assynt is well served for angling, accommodation, food and drink and local history - and there is masses of information online. This page provides you with links to some of the key organisations.
Assynt Tourism and Community
Permit Vendors and Research Help
Assynt Angling Links
National Angling Links
Assynt Tourism is the tourism group run by local accommodation providers and others. Their new website Discover Assynt is a goldmine of information on where to stay, what to do and where to shop. It also includes information on local events and history. A must for the Assynt visitor.
The Assynt Foundation is a community owned organisation with charitable status that owns the 40,000 acre Glencanisp estate. The website has lots of information about their work and developments. The AF’s fishing is sold as part of the Assynt Angling Group (see above).
Culag Community Woodland Trust
The Culag Community Woodland Trust is a local charity organisation that manages the Culag Wood in Lochinver under a 50 year lease and owns the 3,000 acre Little Assynt Estate. The Culag Wood includes a scultpure trail and heron project; and the Little Assynt Estate includes all ability paths to two lochs.
Historic Assynt have been responsible for extensive restoration and renovation work to some of the area’s main historical buildings.
Assynt Leisure and IT Access
Assynt Leisure run the leisure centre in Lochinver, situated behind the Culag Hotel near the harbour. It has an IT suite that you can access for a small charge if you need to check emails or the internet.
John Muir Trust
The John Muir Trust own the 9,000 Quinag estate, including mountain range.
Achins Bookshop and Coffee Shop
Achins bookshop is in Inverkirkaig, a short drive from Lochinver. It has a range of books for all ages as well as a coffee shop serving light snacks. An essential stopping point o the way up or down the kirkaig path - and when it’s raining!
Drumbeg Stores is in the small township of Drumbeg along the B869 in North Assynt. It is well stocked and won the Best Village Shop in Scotland Award in 2006.
But 'n Ben at Invirkirkaig
Accommodation for anglers
Self catering accommodation in Badnaban
The following organisations helped the project that established this website and they all sell angling permits. Please check out their websites:
- The Cottage Self Catering, Culag Square. Call Peter Hendrick on 01571 844 076
- Drumbeg Hotel - www.drumbeghotel.co.uk
- Drumbeg Stores - www.Drumbegstores.co.uk
- Polcraig Guest House - http://www.polcraig.com
- Achins Bookshop - www.scotbooks.freeuk.com
- Inchnadamph Hotel - http://www.inchnadamphhotel.co.uk/
Assynt Crofters Trust
The Assynt Crofters’ Trust made history when they won the right to buy their land in 1993. They own the trout angling in the North Assynt estate (as well as some sea trout angling on the Manse system).
Assynt Angling Group
The Assynt Angling Group are a collection of local landowners and community groups who own the rights to trout angling (as well as some salmon and sea trout fishing) in the rest of Assynt and this is split into Western, Eastern and Southern zones.
Fishing on the Rivers Inver and Kirkaig is owned by the Assynt Estate and is now administered by CKD Galbraith.