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. 
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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. 

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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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OPEN! Staffin businesses gear up for visitor season start as Easter looms

 

STAFFIN’S business community is preparing for another hectic tourism season after a bumper 2016 which saw a record number of people visit Skye’s premier destination.

Cafes, restaurants, shops, craft outlets, B&Bs, self-catering owners and other accommodation providers had reported an exceptionally busy season  while Staffin has continued to welcome visitors during the shoulder months, which are now getting ...

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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Ceumannan II programme manager sought

Staffin Community Trust (SCT) is delighted to announce it is seeking to recruit a new member of staff to manage a key project, the Skye Ecomuseum II.

SCT announced in September last year that the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) had approved a £522,000 grant to enhance the ecomuseum experience for visitors and the island’s resident communities. The HLF award will enable the construction of a viewing platform at Lealt Gorge, new footpaths and interpretation, a central Staffin “orientation point”,  an activity plan and ...

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Resilient Rabbie’s staff battle hail and wind to fix Quiraing route

RESILIENT tour bus drivers who braved high winds and hail showers have completed urgent path repairs at the Quiraing.

Staff from Rabbie’s Trail Burners spent two days working on badly-needed repairs to the route, which attracts thousands of people each year. Despite very tough weather conditions at the exposed site, seven hardy Rabbie’s drivers and office workers dug out a damaged and uneven section of path, created a stone-lined ramp, installed a culvert pipe and landscaped the area. The workers faced frequent ...

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