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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Land call for seafood processing building in Staffin

A CALL has been issued seeking a suitable site in Staffin to build a new seafood processing building, which would create a significant number of jobs in the district.

A base is needed in which to pack and label seafood, such as organic salmon, for sale. It comes after aquaculture company Organic Sea Harvest (OSH), secured planning permission from Highland Council for two new fish farms at Tote and Culnacnoc in April.

OSH will produce and package a high quality, locally branded product ...

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Staffin summer 2018 news round-up is published

ALL the latest news from the Taobh Sear is featured in the latest community newsletter for Staffin 

Our school pupils’ exciting plans to transform the Staffin War Memorial area and their looming Belladrum experience are included as is Feis Throndairnis, an update on the affordable housing, health and business development, an important call for sites for a new seafood processing unit, the Staffin Slipway, the district’s Gaelic courses, the new timetable at Staffin Gym, improvements to Staffin Stores, sheepdog trials, the Lealt viewing platform and ...

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Fèis  Thròndairnis: Tutors Ceilidh

Fèis  Thròndairnis

Traditional Gaelic Music, Song and Dance Festival

Presents the

Tutors’  Cèilidh

Dimàirt 24mh an t-Iuchar/Tuesday 24th July 2018

 

Aig/at Talla Stafainn

Staffin Community Hall

Dorsan a’ fosgladh/Doors open at 7.30pm

£5 inbhich/adults- clann/children free

Licensed Bar

 

LUCHD-CIUIL/GUEST ARTISTES

Ian Ruari Finlayson-Pipes                   John Carmichael/Sileas Sinclair-Accordion

Mhàiri Chaimbeul-Clàrsach               Katherine Macleod-Gaelic singing/Whistle

Eòghain Dòmhnallach – Singing        Murdo Cameron- Guitar/ Accordion

Sìleas ...

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All roads lead to Ellishadder for stellar Staffin Sheepdog Trials line-up

AROUND 60 dogs and their handlers from across the UK, Ireland and further afield are expected to compete at the Staffin Sheepdog Trials on Friday. 

The annual event, which is held in the crofting township of Ellishadder, is part of the Hebridean Circuit and has raised thousands of pounds for different charities over the years, with strong support from locals and visitors to Skye. With an encouraging weather forecast the organisers are hoping for a bumper crowd again on the day. 

The strong field of talented dogs ...

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Planning permission secured for Staffin housing, health and business development

STAFFIN COMMUNITY TRUST (SCT) is delighted to confirm that full planning consent has been secured for its much needed affgordable hosuing development, which would be the first in almost 20 years.

Highland Council has approved a planning application for six new three-bedroom houses on a common grazing tenanted by the Stenscholl crofting township. It comes after the community has suffered a significant population decline and shrinking primary school roll in recent years.

SCT is working in partnership with the Highlands Small Communities ...

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Community encouraged to participate in special Staffin Crofters Memorial event

RESIDENTS in Staffin and the wider Trotternish peninsula are warmly invited to view proposals for the long-awaited Staffin Crofters’ Memorial this week.

The idea for a lasting memorial to the crofters who took a stand against the landlord in the Taobh Sear was suggested at the very first meeting of the Staffin Community Trust (SCT) way back in the mid-1990s. Similar crofter-led revolts took place in Braes and Glendale and are marked by permanent memorials. It was strongly felt that something needed to ...

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