Culag Enterprises Limited was established in October 2008 as the commercial arm of Culag Community Woodland Trust.
A team was recruited to begin working on the Little Assynt Estate Access Improvement and Training Project to upgrade an existing 4.5km way marked route on the Estate.
This is providing sustainable local employment with opportunities to learn new land-based skills to recognised national standards. The long-term aim of this innovative initial project will be that the company will go on to win other land-based contracts for a range of clients.
In April 2009 Culag Enterprises Limited carried out a training project at the historic Kirkton Church, Inchnadamph under the auspices of Historic Assynt. This involved rebuilding vulnerable sections of the perimeter dyke around the grave yard. The team produced work of a high standard and were successful in gaining a Level 1 Dyking Certificate with the Drystone Walling Association.
In October 2009 the team secured a contract with the John Muir Trust to carry out remedial work on the majestic Quinag mountain, a popular venue for locals and visitors alike.
As well as creating sections of path to encourage walkers to avoid boggy areas, the team also successfully constructed areas of stone pitch path.
The purpose is to provide a safe route and at the same time minimise environmental impact.