Living

Living in the North West Highlands you are very aware of the wide open spaces and the freedom to explore the mountains, moorland, woodlands, lochs and coastline of the area. Many of us living here are connected to the land or sea through jobs and pastimes, from crofting, forestry and fishing to angling and hill walking.

Our community, although spread over many miles, is a close community, where everyone knows one another. Being so far from large towns and cities has created a culture of “lending a hand”. We rely on each other’s skills and knowledge in everyday life.

Every year the area welcomes visitors. Tourism provides us with substantial but seasonal employment . We have an increasing number of people that now work remotely such as architects, accountants, stock-market traders among others.

We are caring communities, and many people look after others and the place: in healthcare, emergency services, schools, or informally caring for relatives or friends. With some working for environmental projects or supporting the many community projects. Dedicating time for the benefit of the wider community is a welcomed part of life…and is the source of fun at the boisterous ceilidhs, gatherings and games.

It is no surprise that creativity thrives in this spectacular place: so many of us are artists, musicians and craftspeople producing work that is deeply rooted in the landscape, treasured by visitors and residents, and admired throughout the world.

We all take pride in living here; the freedom and sense of community has evolved over many generations and with our present and future communities will continue to grow and flourish.

Ranger Services

NW Sutherland Ranger:
Donald Mitchell
Tel: 44 (0) 1971 511756

Assynt Ranger:
Andy Summers
Tel: 44 (0) 1571 844654

Wester Ross Ranger:
Jenny Grant
Tel: 44 (0) 1854 613904