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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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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Proposed new organic fish farms in Staffin

STAFFIN COMMUNITY TRUST (SCT) is pleased to provide the following update about a major aquaculture development which would have significant positive benefits for the Staffin community. 

Organic Sea Harvest (OSH), the company which attended SCT’s AGM last year to meet the community and discuss its plans and also held a drop-in event for more than 60 people at the Kilmartin Restaurant in February, has now submitted two planning applications seeking permission from Highland Council and Marine Scotland to install two fish ...

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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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Out now: Latest Staffin news in winter newsletter

ALL the latest fresh news from Staffin – including updates about major improvements at Staffin Hall, progress with new fish farms, affordable housing and the achievement of school pupils – are all provided in the latest community newsletter. 

Details of Flodigarry Township Trust’s activities, the new “Health Walks” and Historical Society, plus the looming capital works for the Skye Ecomuseum are also outlined, as are ...

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Ton-up: Staffin Community Trust reaches 100 members!

ONE HUNDRED people are now members of Staffin Community Trust (SCT), almost 1 in 5 of the resident population.

The milestone was reached recently and SCT’s chairman believes the growing membership is testament to the local support and encouragement from the district. 

Urras an Taobh Sear – Staffin Community Trust was set up to represent everybody who lives within the community of Staffin and to develop projects which are beneficial to the social and economic welfare of the district.

A member requires to ...

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