The ADT holds several assets that provide benefits and a moderate income for the community. These assets are:
Culag Park was donated to the Assynt Community Association in 2011 by the Vestey family. The field is used as the sports pitch for Lochinver Primary School and is home to Lochinver FC and of the annual Lochinver Highland Games. Footage of the 1953 Lochinver Highland Games can be viewed here - Lochinver Highland Games
Culag Park also acts as a landing area for the emergency helicopter. A fence was erected around the entire Park perimeter in an attempt to keep deer, sheep and dogs off the Park.
View a plan of Culag Park
The Mission Building
Following the closure of The Fishermen’s Mission in 2008-09 the building was bought from the Royal Society for Deep Sea Fishermen in 2010. After the building was acquired it was redeveloped in 2010-11 with around £600k grants received from the Big Lottery Fund and Highlands and Islands Enterprise utilising a new fifty year lease from Highland Council. Today the building includes An Cala Café and Bunkhouse as well as offices for Assynt Development Trust, High Life Highland Ranger, Connect Assynt (community transport body) and the Scottish Govt's RLUP Project Officer. In May 2021 ADT acquired the freehold of the land under the Mission through a Community Asset Transfer agreed with Highland Council.
Assynt Glebe Land
In November 2020 ADT was awarded £65,000 from the Scottish Land Fund to acquire the 55 acres of the Assynt Glebe Land in Canisp Road, Lochinver from the Church of Scotland. The purchase was completed in March 2021. The Trust has established a steering group which is seeking to develop the land for the community with affordable housing as a key element. The photo below shows Suilven with the Assynt Glebe in the foreground.
View a site plan of the Assynt Glebe