Staffin’s housing, health & business development makes encouraging progress

CONSTRUCTION work on Staffin’s long-awaited housing, health and business development could commence in the summer of 2019.

A total of seven affordable houses, a new medical surgery and business space will be built on Stenscholl common grazings, close to the primary school.

Staffin Community Trust (SCT) is hopeful that the legal process currently underway to purchase the site and remove it from crofting tenure will be completed and the land in its ownership early in the new year.

Highland Council granted planning permission last March and the Scottish Land Fund subsequently awarded a ...

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Calum joins Staffin Community Trust board

A NEW director has joined Staffin Community Trust (SCT)  to help progress its projects, ahead of an important year ahead.
Calum MacDonald, who was raised in Stenscholl, will now serve on the development trust’s board. 
Having a committed board of directors with a range of skills and backgrounds is vital for the SCT because specific projects ...
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Community invited to Skye Ecomuseum interpretation consultation events

THE STAFFIN community and visitors are warmly invited to offer their views on the proposals for upgraded signage for the Skye Ecomuseum over the next two days.

Design firm, Lateral North, will be on hand with Staffin Community Trust to show the plans for the ecomuseum.

The ecomuseum is an outdoor museum with ‘no walls and a roofless sky’ and includes a footpath network across the district. Interpretation illustrates the story of each area in the district and focuses on the heritage and landscape, ...

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2018 Staffin Community Trust AGM

STAFFIN Community Trust (SCT) will hold its 2018 AGM this week.

SCT has had another busy year progressing its various projects and an update will be provided on all aspects of its work.

There will also be an opportunity for anybody join the SCT board of directors and for any local residents keen on becoming members. The SCT membership now stands at more than 100 people.

Being a SCT member does not involve a requirement to attend monthly SCT meetings – although they ...

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Trotternish TV: new BBC Alba series starts tonight

A NEW TV series featuring a raft of local people from Trotternish is broadcast tonight (Tuesday) on BBC Alba.

‘An t-Eilean/From Skye With Love’ is the latest in a popular series which has followed the lives of Gaels across the West Highlands and Islands. Well kent faces from Staffin will be on screen in the seven-part series which starts at 8.30pm.

The production company who followed the lives of residents going about their daily lives in the peninsula for more than a year ...

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Trotternish viewing platform opens to the public

STAFFIN’S new viewing platform at Lealt Gorge, which is a key attraction in a major community-led heritage development, is now open to the public.

The timber and steel walkway is the first structure of this type in Skye and provides heightened views of two waterfalls, the Trotternish Ridge and across to Wester Ross. It represents a significant infrastructure investment secured by the local community in north-east Trotternish. A new car park and paths have also been built at Lealt and comes as ...

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New Staffin platform nears finish but site remains closed to public

WORK is progressing well on the new Skye Ecomuseum viewing platform at Lealt and it is hoped the new attraction will be opened later this month. 

The community-led development is being delivered by two contractors, MacDonald Contracting Ltd and Staffin Groundworks. 

Staffin Community Trust (SCT) hopes the year-round public attraction will showcase the Trotternish landscape and looks forward to telling the story of Lealt and the rest of the district through new 

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Storm Hector suspends Staffin platform works but site remains shut to public

CONTRACTORS have suspended work at the new Staffin viewing platform today (14.6.18) because of the high winds and wet ground. 

The weather front, officially named “Storm Hector”, saw heavy rain and higher winds blow into Skye after more than three weeks of largely dry and sunny conditions. However, the public is reminded the site at Lealt remains closed to the public and walkers should not attempt to access the construction site, car park or main footpath. 

MacDonald Contracting Ltd’s Scott MacDonald said that the ...

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Work to start on new Trotternish viewing platform and car park

A MAJOR community-led heritage development will take a big step forward next week when work commences on a new viewing platform and car park at Lealt gorge, Staffin.

The scheme represents a significant infrastructure investment for the island, which has seen an unprecedented rise in the number of visitors in recent years putting scenic spots under serious pressure.  

The capital works is a new phase of Staffin Community Trust’s (SCT) Skye Ecomuseum project which also includes new interpretation and a wide ranging events ...

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Large ecomuseum sign removed from Digg

 

A BULKY sign at the start of a popular Staffin walk, which is part of the Skye Ecomuseum, has gone missing.

The interpretation panel was installed in Digg 10 years ago but appears to have been removed several days ago.

The panel was one of more than a dozen across Staffin which highlight popular walks and locations within the ecomuseum, also known as Ceumannan. Whoever has removed would have had to have gone a lot of effort as it was screwed on to a frame.
The Staffin Community Trust ...
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