Welcome to the Assynt Foundation

The Assynt Foundation was established in advance of the landmark community land buy-out of the Glencanisp and Drumrunie Estates, in the parish of Assynt 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 of Suilven, Canisp, Cul Mor and Cul Beag, a traditional Victorian hunting Lodge, Glencanisp Lodge, and an awe-inspiring, wildlife-rich world of lochans, rivers and hills.

Assynt Foundation have teamed up with NORTHSHOTS, the award-winning wildlife, nature and conservation photographer Peter Cairns to offer an amazing photographic experience –
A unique opportunity to photograph one of Scotland's most enigmatic birds at close quarters using a specially built hide overlooking a remote, natural hill lochan in Assynt.

More information here.