Steel container arrives following successful Brogaig path repairs

TOOLS and equipment for repair works in the Staffin community can now be stored after the arrival of a steel container.

Staffin Community Trust (SCT) has purchased the 10ft storage container from Portree firm Jans Vans using a grant awarded by the tour operator Rabbie’s and Swiss firm Kinticki. It comes after Rabbie’s coach drivers and office staff worked with SCT and Highland Council last month to carry our major repairs a key site in the Skye Ecomuseum.

The council’s Skye access officer Donald ...

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Extended opening for Staffin’s public toilets

WITH the increasing visitor numbers to Skye and general lack of facilities, the Staffin Community Hall Association has taken the decision to open the toilets in the hall free of charge on Sundays for the first time.

After the Brogaig toilets were closed, Highland Council awarded the Comfort Grant to the hall to enable visitor facilities to continue to be provided and whilst the award covers some of the cost of running the toilets, it only runs April to September, Monday ...

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Staffin’s Shinty Pioneer & Skye’s Other Leading Lights of the Game

As part of Skye Camanachd’s celebration of 125 years, the Skye Ecomuseum will host a special event at the Staffin Community Hall on Tuesday 20th of February. Two well known figures will give accounts of some important characters connected to Skye from the world of shinty.

We will be welcoming Dr Hugh Dan MacLennan to begin proceedings with a talk on John ‘Kaid’ MacLean, the great Gaelic bard and shinty raconteur. Norman MacDonald will then give a summary of the work ...

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New Year update from Ceumannan Skye Ecomuseum

Bliadhna Mhath Ùr dhuibh uile! // Happy New Year to you all!

Here’s a short update on some of the Ecomuseum plans for the first few months of the year

  • I will be starting regular classroom sessions with Staffin Primary from 22nd of January – Our first topic will be Early Man on Skye – looking at the site that was excavated at An Corran in 2015 and what Staffin would have been like then.  The next topic will ...
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Christmas is coming…so shop in Staffin!

A HECTIC 2017 continues apace for Staffin’s array of businesses, as Christmas fast approaches.

Local traders are working hard as we approach the final fortnight of a year which saw an unprecedented number of visitors come to Staffin and many of our businesses also do a roaring trade through online custom. 

In Ellishadder, close to the Kilt Rock, there has been an exciting change. Ellishadder Art Café owner Maggie Williams said: “During the early autumn we had a re-brand and we’re now ...

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Bracing breeze cuts no ice with first Staffin Health Walkers

The first of our Health Walks in Staffin was held on the brisk and blustery last Wednesday of November. Five well wrapped up local residents committed half an hour of their afternoon to get out and be sociable in the crisp, clean air. The group did a simple out and back from Columba 1400 to An Coille Beag to take in views of the magnificent Quiraing with a fresh dusting of snow. The group got back to Columba 1400 in ...

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Remembrance Sunday Services in Staffin & Kilmuir

THE ultimate sacrifice made by men from Trotternish who served in the Boer and First and Second world wars, and military personnel from across the Atlantic, will be remembered this weekend.

Four services will take place at the Culnacnoc, Staffin, Kilmaluag and Kilmuir war memorials on Remembrance Sunday.

The Culnacnoc service will commence at 2.30pm before the Staffin commemoration at 3pm. The Staffin service will also remember the stricken American crew of the Flying Fortress which hit Beinn Edra more than 70 years ago, during WWII. The ...

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Staffin Community Trust demands review of Storr decision


STAFFIN Community Trust (SCT) will request a formal review into its rejected bid to purchase land at the Old Man of Storr.

SCT which believes Highland Council’s decision to turn down its offer to buy roadside ground at the Storr was flawed and against the spirit of new Scottish Government legislation – will also take up an offer from a senior official to negotiate.

Earlier this month, the council refused SCT’s Asset Transfer Request (ATR), which was the first in the Highlands under the ...

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Prestigious international honour for ‘remarkable’ Staffin man

A STAFFIN man’s work in finding, protecting and preserving dinosaur and fossil bones and footprints has been recognised by one of the world’s leading societies in the field.  

Dugie Ross from Ellishadder, who has had a lifelong interest in fossils and runs the Staffin Museum, has received the Mary Anning Award from the Palaeontological Association (PA).

Palaeontology is the branch of science concerned with fossil animals and plants. The award was open to all those who are not professionally employed within ...

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Imminent decision on historic community bid at Storr

A HISTORIC decision on whether Staffin Community Trust (SCT) gets the green light to purchase land at one of the island’s most popular landmarks, the Old Man of Storr, is looming.

SCT will find out within the next fortnight if its bid to buy roadside ground at the Storr will be approved by the owner, Highland Council. SCT plans to build a new off-road car park, public toilets and provide interpretation/local business information at the site in a major development, which has ...

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