First day of new exhibition illustrating Glenview’s past kicks off

A MONTH-long exhibition about the Glenview Inn – and its surroundings, the local people and its rich history – starts today (1.5.17).

Called “Imprints of Time”, the event, which is free, is presented by Kirsty Faulds, of the inn in Culnacnoc, along with Caroline Dear and Alison McLaggan.

Kirsty, who runs the Inn and Skye Pie Café with partner Simon Wallwork, said the exhibition would be of interest to everybody in the community and visitors. The transportation of goods between the inn, when it was ...

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Views sought from community on state of Gaelic in Staffin

 

RESEARCHERS are visiting Staffin later this month to hold a key meeting about the state of Gaelic in the district.

Staffin, which was the Gaelic Community of the Year in 2010, has long been a heartland for the language in Skye but that cannot be taken for granted.

The Soillse research team at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is conducting a series of public meetings on how local ...

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BBC and STV news programmes focus on Staffin’s urgent affordable housing need

BBC Alba and STV have broadcast reports on Staffin’s challenging housing situation, as plans for six urgently needed affordable homes come under Highland Council scrutiny.

The Highlands Small Housing Communities Trust (HSCHT) officially opened a new three-bedroom affordable house in Flodigarry on Wednesday, which attracted TV crews from STV News and BBC Alba’s An Là programmes. 

For HSCHT, a charitable organisation which assists rural communities in the drive for housing, it was a real milestone as it was the 50th rent-to-buy house it has built ...

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OPEN! Staffin businesses gear up for visitor season start as Easter looms

 

STAFFIN’S business community is preparing for another hectic tourism season after a bumper 2016 which saw a record number of people visit Skye’s premier destination.

Cafes, restaurants, shops, craft outlets, B&Bs, self-catering owners and other accommodation providers had reported an exceptionally busy season  while Staffin has continued to welcome visitors during the shoulder months, which are now getting ...

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