Update: Staffin superfast internet access

 A SENIOR BT official has pledged to keep the Staffin community fully informed as the company sets about the “challenging” installation of superfast broadband to the district.

It comes after the community company, North Skye Broadband, announced earlier this month, it had removed all the Staffin postcodes from its target area after BT confirmed it was aiming to reach the whole district with the service. http://staffin-trust.co.uk/audience-told-of-superfast-broadband-developments-for-staffin

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Bill Hayward, Garafad.

BILL Hayward, a popular former Staffin resident, has sadly passed away. 

Bill, who lived happily in Garafad for more than 30 years with his late wife Bunty, died on Tuesday morning (12.4) in hospital, following a short illness.

Bill was a gentleman. He and Bunty were very well thought of in their adopted community after the couple moved to Staffin in 1982. He delivered milk for the Stafainn Co-Chomunn and worked at Unipart in Portree. The couple were always together and devoted ...

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Audience told of superfast broadband developments for Staffin

A COMMUNITY company set up to try and deliver superfast broadband for Skye communities has removed Staffin from its target area, it has emerged.
BT has a major contract to deliver superfast internet speeds in Skye in 2016 but will be unable to cover the whole island. That led to the formation of the North Skye Broadband (NSB) company last year http://www.northskyebroadband.com/ which aims to provide the service to the communities that will not benefit from the ...
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Eve of Staffin lambing: take heed and use a lead!

VISITORS – and locals – in Staffin are urged to keep their dogs under control as we approach a crucial time for the district’s crofters.

Lambing is about to commence for most of the Taobh Sear and it is undoubtedly the most vital period in the crofting calendar. Walkers looking to enjoy the spectacular scenery and fresh air are warmly welcomed to Staffin but please use your common sense and respect the livestock you will encounter on foot.

People walking in Staffin’s 23 townships’ hills ...

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Situation vacant: Staffin Campsite looking for staff

STAFFIN Campsite is seeking to recruit staff for the coming visitor season. 

The popular campsite, which is the only one in the district, is looking to employ wardens, preferably a couple, to run the site. As the wardens would really need to be based at the busy campsite a small two-bedroom holiday cottage can be provided as free accommodation or a free pitch for a motorhome, caravan etc. The warden(s) would be required to carry out the usual duties ...

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Staffin businesses spring forward into new season!

AN EARLY Easter means Staffin businesses are March-ing into the start of the 2016 season this week.

The “shoulder months” between October and Easter are getting shorter and many local businesses are still trading in the winter as more people enjoy the winter experience in Staffin, particularly when the skies are blue and the sun is out, like last week. As the clocks spring forward this weekend, the Taobh Sear is preparing for another busy season and an influx of visitors ...

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Downtown Abbey cailleach voices Bodach an Stòir film

A SHORT film – shot from the air – of the Old Man of Storr has been narrated by a star from the smash hit TV series Downton Abbey.

If you are watching the More4 channel this weekend watch out for the Bodach on the screen with the Downton housekeeper Mrs Hughes/Carson’s dulcet tones accompanying the pictures. 

Production company True North TV used a drone to carry out filming at the Storr in February and the footage has now been made into ...

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Staffin residents and businesses invited to register superfast broadband interest

RESIDENTS and businesses in the Taobh Sear are being invited to express an interest in securing superfast broaband.
The North Skye Broadband company was officially launched last month and is supported by HIE and Community Broadband Scotland. It is made up of volunteers representing various communities on a steering group with a full-time project officer now in post. The company’s objective is to provide superfast broadband in the areas where BT will not reach.
In Staffin, BT is scheduled to ...
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Speak Gaelic, live in Trotternish and eat kale for breakfast? TV is calling!

GAELIC speakers in Trotternish who are fond of duileasg, partial to nettle soup or avoid food which plays havoc with their well-being are invited to take part in a new TV programme.

Researchers are looking for local residents who have a different approach to their diets – compared to the general population – to interview next month for a BBC Alba series. It may be somebody who is trying out so-called super foods as part of a health and fitness regime or a man who has had to ...

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Planet Staffin: part 2…

AFTER a giant billboard of the Old Man of Storr was spotted in Australia last month, we asked for other pictures of Staffin sites spotted in unlikely places around the globe to be sent in.

One eagle-eyed Staffin Trust website reader e-mailed in the picture, below, which she saw near a fuel station. It is the Storr again but this time a little bit closer to home in Keighley, West Yorkshire.

With Staffin’s extensive range of scenery such as Staffin Bay, the Quiraing, the Kilt Rock, ...

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