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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Remembrance Sunday Services in Staffin & Kilmuir

THE ultimate sacrifice made by men from Trotternish who served in the Boer and First and Second world wars, and military personnel from across the Atlantic, will be remembered this weekend.

Four services will take place at the Culnacnoc, Staffin, Kilmaluag and Kilmuir war memorials on Remembrance Sunday.

The Culnacnoc service will commence at 2.30pm before the Staffin commemoration at 3pm. The Staffin service will also remember the stricken American crew of the Flying Fortress which hit Beinn Edra more than 70 years ago, during WWII. The ...

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Progress on Skye Ecomuseum activities programme

AFTER three months in post as the Skye Ecomuseum’s full-time programme manager, Angus Murray provides a short update about some of the events held as part of the project’s activity plan. There is a lot more in the pipeline – keep up to speed via the Staffin Community Trust website, contact Angus on 562 464/skyeecomuseum@gmail.com or call in to see him at the office, Monday to Friday. 

COMUNN EACHDRAIDH AN TAOBH SEAR

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Staffin Community Trust demands review of Storr decision

 

STAFFIN Community Trust (SCT) will request a formal review into its rejected bid to purchase land at the Old Man of Storr.

SCT which believes Highland Council’s decision to turn down its offer to buy roadside ground at the Storr was flawed and against the spirit of new Scottish Government legislation – will also take up an offer from a senior official to negotiate.

Earlier this month, the council refused SCT’s Asset Transfer Request (ATR), which was the first in the Highlands under the ...

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Skye pupils document Latin American adventure

“If someone gave me the chance I could write a book on my experiences.”

Six Portree High School students from all over Skye spent 17 days in Costa Rica this summer through a EU-LAC-Museums exchange programme. Andrew Whitehead from Digg took part having part funded the trip using money raised at soup and pudding event at the Kilmartin in Spring 2017. This project part of continuing international EU funded youth exchange programme between Latin America and Europe, led by the University of ...

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