Trotternish pupils rise to the occasion at Skye Mòd

STAFFIN and Kilmuir pupils performed to a high standard at the 2017 Skye Provincial Mòd.

The youngsters from Bun Sgoil Stafainn and Bun Sgoil Cille Mhoire  were among the medalists at the annual event in Portree, which is often seen as an excellent chance for the pupils to hone their talent and use it as a springboard and vital warm up for the Royal National Mod in October. The Clann Throndairnis Choir, pupils from both Staffin and Kilmuir under the direction ...

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Community council and school organise Staffin clean-up

STAFFIN Community Council and Staffin Primary School have teamed up to organise a clean up operation. The joint venture will see community councillors, school pupils and parents launch the ‘Keep Staffin Stunning’ campaign later this month.

It comes amid concerns about litter and dog fouling locally and the animals’ mess not being picked up. Staffin Community Council chairwoman Jen Shanks said the community litter pick would be held on Saturday June 17 at 10am at the school. She said there were ...

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Photograph of Beinn Edra plane crash pilot published

MORE than 72 years after a plane crash in Staffin which killed nine airmen, a photograph of the pilot has emerged.

The name of Lt. Paul M. Overfield, Jr was added to the Staffin War Memorial in 2015 along with those of his stricken US air force colleagues who died in the crash at Beinn Edra, the highest point on the Trotternish Ridge.

The smash, on a foggy spring day in March 1941, shocked the island community and claimed the lives of nine young men who were on their maiden ...

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New Ceumannan II manager seeking a Trotternish home

A NEW Staffin Community Trust employee is currently seeking accommodation in Staffin/Trotternish.
Angus Murray will run Ceumannan II’s activity programme – working with local schools, older residents, families/children, visitors etc – and have a range of other key responsibilities, including the project’s re-branding, marketing, website, interpretation etc. http://staffin-trust.co.uk/skyes-eco-museum-ceumannan-ii-2
Angus, who is 30-years-old and hails from from the Western Isles, is ideally looking for a two-bedroom, or three-bedroom house/flat. 
The full-time post is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund for the next three years. 
A formal announcement ...
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Columba 1400 cafe becomes 14th entry on Staffin biz listings

A POPULAR cafe has become the latest addition to the rapidly growing online Staffin Business Directory.

The Columba 1400 Cafe, which is open from 10am to 8pm, is now featured on the local business listings with information about the building, menus and the ethos behind its work with young people. http://staffin-trust.co.uk/food-drink-3

The Staffin Community Trust sets out to help promote ALL the businesses in the community and boost the Taobh Sear economy by promoting them online via its popular website. The directory features an array ...

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Hefted hill sheep reported missing from Trotternish grazings

SKYE police are investigating the alleged theft of more than 30 sheep from graziings near the Trotternish Ridge. 

Alarmed stockmen in the Linicro Sheep Stock Club had noticed in the past five to six weeks that some of their livestock were missing. They had hoped the sheep would reappear but subsequently reported their loss to Police Scotland at the end of last week.

Officers have now issued an appeal for information following the suspected theft of the well-bred Blackface sheep. The animals vary in age and ...

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Next Staffin Community council meeting: 11.5.17

THE new Staffin Community Council meets for the second time next week after it was re-established earlier this year.

The community council will meet on Thursday, May 11 at 7pm in Staffin Primary School. A representative from Police Scotland will be in attendance, generally to discuss police matters but specifically in relation to dog fouling and littering. The members are Jen Shanks, Ann Marie Ferguson, Mairi MacDonald, Barbara Whitehead, Isobel MacDonald and Chisholm Campbell. 

The community council is a statutory body which provides representation for ...

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First day of new exhibition illustrating Glenview’s past kicks off

A MONTH-long exhibition about the Glenview Inn – and its surroundings, the local people and its rich history – starts today (1.5.17).

Called “Imprints of Time”, the event, which is free, is presented by Kirsty Faulds, of the inn in Culnacnoc, along with Caroline Dear and Alison McLaggan.

Kirsty, who runs the Inn and Skye Pie Café with partner Simon Wallwork, said the exhibition would be of interest to everybody in the community and visitors. The transportation of goods between the inn, when it was ...

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Views sought from community on state of Gaelic in Staffin

 

RESEARCHERS are visiting Staffin later this month to hold a key meeting about the state of Gaelic in the district.

Staffin, which was the Gaelic Community of the Year in 2010, has long been a heartland for the language in Skye but that cannot be taken for granted.

The Soillse research team at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is conducting a series of public meetings on how local ...

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BBC and STV news programmes focus on Staffin’s urgent affordable housing need

BBC Alba and STV have broadcast reports on Staffin’s challenging housing situation, as plans for six urgently needed affordable homes come under Highland Council scrutiny.

The Highlands Small Housing Communities Trust (HSCHT) officially opened a new three-bedroom affordable house in Flodigarry on Wednesday, which attracted TV crews from STV News and BBC Alba’s An Là programmes. 

For HSCHT, a charitable organisation which assists rural communities in the drive for housing, it was a real milestone as it was the 50th rent-to-buy house it has built ...

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