Take The Floor: New Staffin Gym programme features exercise based on dancefloor

A REVAMPED programme of classes – which includes exercise based on a night out – are now running at the Staffin Gym.

Instructors Sam Crowe and Anna MacDonald lead a range of classes at the community gym for five days in the week, between Monday and Saturday. 

One of the new classes is Club Hiit (High Intensity Interval Training) which mixes up a night club dance floor with exercise. Don’t let the name put you off as everybody can go at their own pace and there is plenty of ...

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LUSAN SAN LÙNASTAL / FLOWERS ON THE CROFT

BILINGUAL WALK EXPLORING PLANTS ON A CROFT 

EVENT DETAILS

Dihaoine 18 August, 2pm – 4pm

A bilingual walk in Staffin with Caroline Dear and Sìne Ghilleasbuig, exploring plants in Gaelic and English.

Meet firstly at Columba 1400, Staffin, at 1400 hours

Cuairt is Còmhradh  /  Srùpag is Cèic
Walk and conversation / Tea and cake

Free of charge

Contact Iseabail to book a place or for further information
iseabail@aros.co.uk or 01478613649
Tha fàilte romhaibh
All welcome
Please bring waterproof clothing and walking shoes

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Staffin Ladies leave altitude camp and eye Games Glory

COMETH the hour, cometh the Staffin Women…

Turn off the World Athletics Championships.

The real athletes will converge at The Lump on Wednesday afternoon for the sporting spectacle of the year – the Staffin Ladies heading into tug o’war battle at the Games. 

The legendary Staffin Ladies – the island’s most successful tug o’war team of all time, having won the crown on 11 occasions, are psychologically and physically ready to once again take on all comers in ...

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TROTTERNISH HISTORY: diatomite boss lauded locals’ work ethic and lazy Highlander stereotype was a “dastardly lie”

WHILE tourism currently grabs most of the headlines in news reports about Skye and is Trotternish’s main economic driver in 2017, it was not always so.

Back in the 1950s, men in Staffin, Kilmuir and Uig were employed in the diatomite industry, which also attracted significant press attention given the product’s versatility and fact it was a major employer in the post war period.

Loch Cuithir in Lealt, Staffin, was found to have a deposit called diatomite, a clay-like floury grey substance, known in Gaelic as caile.

Green ...

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ÀRAINNEACHD, CÀNAN IS DUALCHAS 2017

Àrainneachd, Cànan is Dualchas, a ten-day course on the relationship between Gaelic and the Environment, is underway in Staffin this week, writes Angus Murray. The course gives Gaelic speakers a unique opportunity to explore the outdoor environment and learn more about it from the perspective of the Gael, often directly from the people of Staffin. The first week has involved learning about ‘Cladach, Croit is Coille’ or Shoreline, Croft and Woodland. The second week will follow with ‘Croit, Coille, Monadh ...

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Storr Project’s potential highlighted to Scottish Government’s Islands Minister

A SCOTTISH Government minister learned about the potential of the Storr Project on a visit to Staffin this week and an innovative community-led solution to the road safety and sanitation issues at the busy site.

MSP Humza Yousaf, the Minister for Transport and Islands, met representatives of Staffin Community Trust (SCT) on a visit to north-east Skye earlier this week. 

The government has recently introduced the Islands (Scotland) Bill in the Scottish Parliament and the Minister discussed the potential benefits of the proposed legislation with SCT board ...

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Perthshire’s Peter pips international field to win Staffin Trials

A TALENTED Perthshire sheepdog handler, who is one of Scotland’s in form competitors, has reigned supreme in Staffin.

Peter Martin, from Glenlyon, and his dog Jen beat almost 70 other competitors from all over the UK, Europe and North America last Friday in Ellishadder.

The annual Staffin Sheepdog Trials, which is part of the Hebridean Circuit, featured a top-class line up of handlers and dogs. It was a long but enjoyable day for judge Ian MacKay, of Leanach Farm, Culloden, who presided over ...

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Staffin Community Trust appoint new Ceumannan II manager

A KEY staff appointment has been made by Staffin Community Trust (SCT) as it prepares to deliver a major heritage project. 

Angus Murray is the new programme manager for the Skye Ecomuseum II.

Angus, who previously worked for Museum and Tasglann nan Eilean in the Western Isles, will manage a wide-ranging activities programme for the project. It includes a new curriculum resource to be developed for Skye primary schools, children’s craft and storytelling events, health walks for older residents, archaeology/wildlife events/workshops, a ...

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ÀRAINNEACHD, CÀNAN IS DUALCHAS 2017

Cothrom air leth ri fhaighinn ag ionnsachdadh, agus sgilean a leasachadh, air àrainneachd na h-Alba ann an aon de na h-àiteanan as boidhche san dùthaich. Ionnsaichaidh duine sam bith aig a bheil ùidh ann an canainn agus beul-aithris nan Gàidheal mu dheidhinn an nàdar a tha timeachall oirnn. 

Bi seo feumail do dh’iomadh seòrsa de dhaoine. Tha deagh measg de thidsearan, luchd-ealainn, mhaor-dhùthcha agus iomadh dhreuchd eile air a bhi air na cùrsaichean seo roimhe. 

Tha an cùrsa thairis air seachdain no comhla-deug ann ...

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Green-fingered Staffin pupils dig in for national recognition

A GARDEN designed and created by Staffin schoolchildren has beaten off competition from all over Scotland to receive a national award.

The efforts of P4-7 pupils in creating a “pallet garden” has won the respect of judges at Scotland’s premier gardening event. It was a real achievement for Stafffin Primary School to have even made the shortlist as the pupils were up against hundreds of other schools. 

A pallet garden is an innovative way of recycling old wooden pallets into something far ...

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