Major grant awarded for Staffin housing, health and business development

A MUCH-needed affordable housing, health and business development in Staffin has taken a major step forward after securing a significant government grant.

Staffin Community Trust (SCT) is delighted to confirm that it has been awarded £231,700 from the Scottish Land Fund. It comes after full planning permission was secured from Highland Council for the development, near Staffin Primary School, earlier this year.

SCT is working in partnership with the Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust and Lochalsh and Skye Housing Association to deliver a ...

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Land call for seafood processing building in Staffin

A CALL has been issued seeking a suitable site in Staffin to build a new seafood processing building, which would create a significant number of jobs in the district.

A base is needed in which to pack and label seafood, such as organic salmon, for sale. It comes after aquaculture company Organic Sea Harvest (OSH), secured planning permission from Highland Council for two new fish farms at Tote and Culnacnoc in April.

OSH will produce and package a high quality, locally branded product ...

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Staffin summer 2018 news round-up is published

ALL the latest news from the Taobh Sear is featured in the latest community newsletter for Staffin 

Our school pupils’ exciting plans to transform the Staffin War Memorial area and their looming Belladrum experience are included as is Feis Throndairnis, an update on the affordable housing, health and business development, an important call for sites for a new seafood processing unit, the Staffin Slipway, the district’s Gaelic courses, the new timetable at Staffin Gym, improvements to Staffin Stores, sheepdog trials, the Lealt viewing platform and ...

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Fèis  Thròndairnis: Tutors Ceilidh

Fèis  Thròndairnis

Traditional Gaelic Music, Song and Dance Festival

Presents the

Tutors’  Cèilidh

Dimàirt 24mh an t-Iuchar/Tuesday 24th July 2018

 

Aig/at Talla Stafainn

Staffin Community Hall

Dorsan a’ fosgladh/Doors open at 7.30pm

£5 inbhich/adults- clann/children free

Licensed Bar

 

LUCHD-CIUIL/GUEST ARTISTES

Ian Ruari Finlayson-Pipes                   John Carmichael/Sileas Sinclair-Accordion

Mhàiri Chaimbeul-Clàrsach               Katherine Macleod-Gaelic singing/Whistle

Eòghain Dòmhnallach – Singing        Murdo Cameron- Guitar/ Accordion

Sìleas ...

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All roads lead to Ellishadder for stellar Staffin Sheepdog Trials line-up

AROUND 60 dogs and their handlers from across the UK, Ireland and further afield are expected to compete at the Staffin Sheepdog Trials on Friday. 

The annual event, which is held in the crofting township of Ellishadder, is part of the Hebridean Circuit and has raised thousands of pounds for different charities over the years, with strong support from locals and visitors to Skye. With an encouraging weather forecast the organisers are hoping for a bumper crowd again on the day. 

The strong field of talented dogs ...

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Planning permission secured for Staffin housing, health and business development

STAFFIN COMMUNITY TRUST (SCT) is delighted to confirm that full planning consent has been secured for its much needed affgordable hosuing development, which would be the first in almost 20 years.

Highland Council has approved a planning application for six new three-bedroom houses on a common grazing tenanted by the Stenscholl crofting township. It comes after the community has suffered a significant population decline and shrinking primary school roll in recent years.

SCT is working in partnership with the Highlands Small Communities ...

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Community encouraged to participate in special Staffin Crofters Memorial event

RESIDENTS in Staffin and the wider Trotternish peninsula are warmly invited to view proposals for the long-awaited Staffin Crofters’ Memorial this week.

The idea for a lasting memorial to the crofters who took a stand against the landlord in the Taobh Sear was suggested at the very first meeting of the Staffin Community Trust (SCT) way back in the mid-1990s. Similar crofter-led revolts took place in Braes and Glendale and are marked by permanent memorials. It was strongly felt that something needed to ...

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Progress on Staffin Community Trust projects

It has been a busy start to 2018 for the Staffin Community Trust (SCT). Here is an update for the community, and other interested parties, on recent progress with some of its various projects.

SKYE ECOMUSEUM – CAPITALWORKS

Test pits were dug near Lealt Gorge earlier this month by Ian MacDonald, Digg, and John Gillies, Sartle. This helped the viewing platform design engineer Geoff Freedman complete his calculations for the construction contract of the structure which will provide commanding views of the ...

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Staffin’s Hungry Gull takes flight and joins biz listings

A NEW “pop up” takeaway has become the 15th addition to the online Staffin directory just before the festive season.

The Hungry Gull, which is run by local chef Allan MacDonald, opened its doors in October within the Staffin Community Hall. 

It has proven a hugely popular attraction in Staffin for residents and visitors alike and Allan has a special Christmas and New Year Menu which has a range of dishes. It will be open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from lunchtime before ...

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Exciting new 2018 Staffin Gym timetable will counter New Year blues!

AFTER the turkey, pigs in blankets, brussel sprouts and liquid refreshments are consumed over the festive period, you can look forward to a revamped timetable of classes in the Staffin Gym.

The post-Christmas and New Year lull can be swatted away by the gym’s offerings in January which include boxing skills, ABs workouts and a new class called 10/10/10. 

All classes are open to men and women and youngsters over the age of 12 are also warmly welcomed. Music is played and there is ...

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