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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New Staffin platform nears finish but site remains closed to public

WORK is progressing well on the new Skye Ecomuseum viewing platform at Lealt and it is hoped the new attraction will be opened later this month. 

The community-led development is being delivered by two contractors, MacDonald Contracting Ltd and Staffin Groundworks. 

Staffin Community Trust (SCT) hopes the year-round public attraction will showcase the Trotternish landscape and looks forward to telling the story of Lealt and the rest of the district through new 

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Storm Hector suspends Staffin platform works but site remains shut to public

CONTRACTORS have suspended work at the new Staffin viewing platform today (14.6.18) because of the high winds and wet ground. 

The weather front, officially named “Storm Hector”, saw heavy rain and higher winds blow into Skye after more than three weeks of largely dry and sunny conditions. However, the public is reminded the site at Lealt remains closed to the public and walkers should not attempt to access the construction site, car park or main footpath. 

MacDonald Contracting Ltd’s Scott MacDonald said that the ...

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Work to start on new Trotternish viewing platform and car park

A MAJOR community-led heritage development will take a big step forward next week when work commences on a new viewing platform and car park at Lealt gorge, Staffin.

The scheme represents a significant infrastructure investment for the island, which has seen an unprecedented rise in the number of visitors in recent years putting scenic spots under serious pressure.  

The capital works is a new phase of Staffin Community Trust’s (SCT) Skye Ecomuseum project which also includes new interpretation and a wide ranging events ...

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Large ecomuseum sign removed from Digg

 

A BULKY sign at the start of a popular Staffin walk, which is part of the Skye Ecomuseum, has gone missing.

The interpretation panel was installed in Digg 10 years ago but appears to have been removed several days ago.

The panel was one of more than a dozen across Staffin which highlight popular walks and locations within the ecomuseum, also known as Ceumannan. Whoever has removed would have had to have gone a lot of effort as it was screwed on to a frame.
The Staffin Community Trust ...
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Jobs, community benefit and Slipway opportunities: SCT backs new fish farms

STAFFIN Community Trust (SCT) has reiterated its backing for two new organic salmon farms, before the proposals come before Highland councillors for planning permission.

The SCT is supportive of the proposed fish farms at Tote and Culnacnoc and has highlighted the economic and social benefits to the district, which is classed as “fragile” by the Scottish Government. Fourteen fish-farming jobs will be created along with direct community benefit and additional infrastructure investment at Staffin’s harbour if the planning outcome is positive.

Highland ...

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