Staffin Community Trust 2016 AGM date set

UPDATES on Staffin Community Trust’s main projects will be provided later this month. 

SCT’s 2016 Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday night in Staffin. The AGM will include the latest progress on SCT’s work and an overview of the last 12 months. These include the Staffin Slipway, the affordable housing development, the Staffin Crofters’ Memorial, the Storr, the proposed extension to the Skye Ecomuseum Ceumannan and the outdoor ...

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Slump in lamb trade at Portree but Staffin stock still among top prices

PRICES at Skye’s biggest lamb sale of the season this week were markedly down from the first trade only a fortnight earlier.

At Dingwall and Highland Mart’s sale last month almost 2,900 sheep went through the Portree ring with an average price of £44.90, which was £2.84 up on the same sale in 2015. However, on Monday (5.9) – at what is traditionally the bigger of the island’s two main lamb sales – the average price had slumped dramatically by £7.41. 

The average price was £37.49 for ...

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Quiraing is best rated natural outdoor attraction in UK

STAFFIN’S scenery is the number 1 natural outdoor attraction in the UK – ahead of Snowdonia and Glencoe – the world’s biggest travel website has revealed.

The Quiraing, which attracts thousands of people each year, came first in the ratings for the “best-rated natural outdoor attraction in the UK”, it was revealed by Trip Advisor on the AOL home page. http://travel.aol.co.uk/photos/tripadvisor-best-natural-outdoor-attractions-uk/423160/?ref=21457814

The Quiraing, which has been the setting for major films, television programmes, various commercials and even pop videos in recent times, now has more ...

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Staffin lambs top first Skye sheep sale of season

LAMBS reared in Staffin were among the leading prices at the island’s first sale of the season. 

In one of the most crucial days in the calendar for Staffin crofters, Dingwall and Highland Marts sold more than 2,870 lambs and ewes in Portree ring on Monday (22.8).

The Staffin lambs were coveted by buyers despite the poor weather in the latter part of the summer and is testament to the district’s reputation for producing quality store lambs. The average price was £44.90 – ...

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Names of Staffin’s Fallen are re-lettered on war memorials

THE names of the Staffin men who made the ultimate sacrifice can be read more clearly on the district’s war memorials after work was completed. 

A specialist power wash and the re-lettering of the fallen soldiers’ names on Staffin’s two war memorials – by the Kilmartin River and at Valtos – was carried out last week.

Stewart Bain and Ronnie Sutherland of Dingwall-based monumental sculptors John Hood & Son were in Staffin on Tuesday (16.8.16) to carry out the work at the memorials, which remembers the local men who ...

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Two new Staffin Biz Directory additions makes it a delightful dozen

TWO well-respected Staffin businesses are the latest additions to join the district’s online business listings this week. 

The Staffin Campsite and Kilmartin Restaurant are now featured on the Staffin Business Directory http://staffin-trust.co.uk/staffin-directory which showcases what there is on offer on the east-side of Trotternish. It has steadily grown since its launch and features a  range of businesses from shops, places to eat and stay, or to and purchase gifts (and watch them being made) and specific services, such as construction. Their inclusion means there are now 12 Staffin ...

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Local priorities for Old Man of Storr pinpointed by Staffin residents at drop-in event

FORTY Staffin residents gave their views on the Old Man of Storr site at a special community drop-in event at the weekend.
A project team is carrying out an options appraisal of the site Staffin Community Trust (SCT) and held a consultation event in Staffin Hall on Saturday. 
Richard Heggie of Urban Animation and Sam Foster Architects and SCT representatives discussed the project with attendees, highlighted the issues which were highlighted in the community consultation carried out in November last year and invited people to plot a revised layout using a model of the site. The people ...
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GAMES COUNTDOWN: Mystery signing recruited by Staffin’s all-conquering tug o’war team

FORGET about the countdown to the Games in Brazil…

There’s only one Games that counts.

And next week is showtime for the Staffin Ladies’ tug o’war team at the theatre of dreams itself – The Lump.

Fresh from their spectacular 2015 triumph the squad is preparing to go into battle once again at the Skye Highland Games and their rivals should beware. The Staffin women are currently in the midst of an arduous pre-games programme of intensive altitude training on the Trotternish Ridge, which has involved winning a practice pull (best of three) in ...

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Staffin Hall, Saturday: First Storr drop-in community event

 

STAFFIN residents are invited to attend a drop in community event this weekend hosted by the consultant team investigating potential improvements to the visitor site at the Old Man of Storr.

Staffin Community Trust (SCT) announced last month that a consortium led by Hazel Allen of Dingwall-based Athena Solutions, Richard Heggie of Urban Animation and Sam Foster Architects, were awarded the contract to carry out an Options Appraisal of Highland Council-owned land at the Storr. The team is now looking for input ...

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House in Staffin goes on market

A HOUSE, which could suit a family, has gone on the market in Staffin.

The owner of the three-bedroomed bungalow at 5 Culnacnoc, which is about four miles south of Staffin Primary School, is looking for offers of more than £175,000. 

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Situated next to the Staffin-Portree A855 road, the house is being marketed by Inverness-based estate agents, Murchison Law.

More details about the house, here: http://www.murchisonlaw.co.uk/property-listings-page/property/107-the-bungalow.html

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