Staffin crofter’s alarm at roaming dogs near livestock

DOG owners are being reminded of their responsibilities when walking near livestock in Staffin.

There have been recent worrying incidents in the Brogaig area which has seen terrified sheep end up in ditches after dogs have been let off their leads to roam.

A worried local crofter highlighted his concerns to the Staffin Community Trust after recently speaking to two different dog owners asking them to keep their pets on leads when walking in the Brogaig common grazing area near his ...

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New pathworks underway in Staffin

WORK on two new path projects is now underway in Staffin, as the latest phase in the Skye Ecomuseum heritage development.

Following a competitive tendering process, Staffin Community Trust (SCT) has awarded contracts in Flodigarry and Grealin to Highlands and islands’ firms.
Arran Footpaths Ltd, which recently completed a major contract at Glen Sligachan, for the John Muir Trust, this week started the upgrade of the popular Flodigary to Quiraing footpath, by Loch Langaig.

And the Aviemore contractors, ...

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Staffin Community Trust’s 2018: A Year in Pictures

A pictorial look back at the work and progress made in Staffin Community Trust’s projects in the last 12 months…

The board of directors and staff would like to thank everyone in the community and elsewhere who have supported – directly or indirectly – SCT’s projects. Without the goodwill and time provided by Staffin people it would be very difficult for the projects to be delivered. SCT looks forward to an equally productive 2019 working for the community.  

JANUARY: Test pits dug were dug at Lealt gorge by Ian MacDonald, of Staffin Groundworks, for the new viewing platform, which was a ...
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2018 Remembrance Sunday services in Staffin

SERVICES at Staffin’s two war memorials will take place this weekend to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, 100 years after the First World War ended.

Two services will be held in the district. The first one starts at the Culnacnoc War Memorial at 2.30pm where wreaths will be laid and a two-minute silence observed. The second service will take place at 3pm at the Staffin War Memorial. Everybody is welcome.

Remembrance Sunday Services Poster 

The memorials remember those lost their lives in the ...

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Donation boxes installed at new Skye viewing platform

TWO new donation boxes have been placed at the new Staffin viewing platform to help meet the development’s running costs. 

Staffin Community Trust opened the platform, new footpaths and a car park at Lealt gorge in August, as part of its Skye Ecomuseum development. Feedback to the year-round attraction has been overwhelmingly supportive and SCT is now working to install new interpretation signage illustrating the industrial story of Lealt, and the other crofting townships in Staffin, across all its ecomuseum sites. It ...

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Community opening event for new Lealt viewing platform

A NEW viewing platform and parking area at Lealt gorge in Staffin will be officially opened tomorrow (Thursday) in a community event.

The community and wider public are warmly invited to the opening at 11.30am on October 4th.

Staffin Community Trust (SCT)’s contractors completed the development earlier this year, as part of the newly re-branded Skye Ecomuseum project, which will now also carry the name, Druim nan Linntean.

The structure is the first of its type in Skye and the community-led development saw a welcome ...

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Bids for new Staffin footpath contracts invited

FOOTPATH contractors in Skye and across Scotland have been invited to tender for the next phase in the Skye Ecomuseum capitalworks in Staffin.

Following the construction of the viewing platform and new upper car park at Lealt, Staffin Community Trust (SCT) is turning its attention to the second stage of construction works for the heritage project.

SCT has commenced a competitive tendering process, which will run until September 28, and invited several path contractors to bid for two new contracts in Staffin. As part of the ecomuseum project, the Flodigarry path route to the Quiraing, ...

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Major grant awarded for Staffin housing, health and business development

A MUCH-needed affordable housing, health and business development in Staffin has taken a major step forward after securing a significant government grant.

Staffin Community Trust (SCT) is delighted to confirm that it has been awarded £231,700 from the Scottish Land Fund. It comes after full planning permission was secured from Highland Council for the development, near Staffin Primary School, earlier this year.

SCT is working in partnership with the Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust and Lochalsh and Skye Housing Association to deliver a ...

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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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