Staffin is in the north-east of the Isle of Skye, in the Scottish Highlands. It is world-renowned for its scenery and thousands of people from all over the world come to see scenic landmarks which include the Quiraing, Old Man of Storr and Kilt Rock. Staffin, or Taobh Sear in Gaelic, has a resident population of more than 500 people, who live in 23 different crofting townships dotted around Staffin Bay and the Trotternish Ridge. The Staffin Community Trust was formed by local residents to improve the economic prospects of the rural district which has crofting and Gaelic at its heart. SCT has attracted more than £1.5million of direct investment in Staffin since it was formed. The SCT works with -  and for - the community. It is a charity, number SC049540 on the Scottish Charity Register. SCT's project work is supported and funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise's Community Capacity Building Programme for fragile communities. 

Promoting Culture

The Staffin Community Trust has developed a range of diverse projects since 1994 with the promotion of Gaelic language and culture at the forefront of those efforts.

 Encouraging Investment

The SCT is served by local people who are striving to improve Staffin’s economy by attracting investment and creating employment.

Developing Community

SCT’s membership is open to all current residents and a far-flung diaspora who retain strong links with their home community.

  •  Staffin - the Beating Heart of Skye. "Over the years the scattered townships which comprise the community of Staffin in north Skye have delivered a huge amount to the life and good health of the island. Staffin has produced great writers and musicians. It has delivered Camanachd Cup winners, celebrated athletes and inspiring academics. It has sent forth successful entrepreneurs, seamen, broadcasters, buildings and politicians to Portree and beyond. Staffin has done all of this while remaining an active crofting community and having the highest concentration of Gaelic speakers in Skye. Its vibrancy is an object lesson in how to embrace the 21st century without pulling up your roots. We all have something to learn from the townships at the foot of the Quiraing."  – Extract from The West Highland Free Press, after Staffin was named the Gaelic Community of the Year.