The Nisich are coming… Staffin to welcome history society stalwarts

TWO members of a well-established historical society in the Western Isles will be in Staffin next month to deliver a talk on the organisation’s impact on their community.

Annie MacSween and Joan MacKay from the Ness district of Lewis will be in Staffin next month to deliver a talk on their community’s historical society, which was established more than 40 years ago.

Staffin Community Trust’s Skye Ecomuseum project has funding in place to support the creation of a historical society for Staffin. ...

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Businesses in Staffin spring into new season

FRESH menus, new products and special offers – Staffin’s business community is pulling out all the stops as we spring into the new visitor season.

All roads are leading to the Taobh Sear with the longer days, improving weather and a marked increase in traffic on the A855.

Staffin is on the east side of Trotternish peninsula and has unrivalled scenery and attractions.
There are a range of different businesses and services including shops, cafes, tearooms, a campsite, a quilter, a gym, museum, ...

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Safety barrier to be installed at Lealt gorge parking area

WORK on installing a new safety feature on the road leading to the new Lealt platform car park will be carried out next week.

Staffin Community Trust (SCT) closed the access road to the new car park in Lealt in February after freezing temperatures and icy surfaces prompted safety concerns.

The height barrier was lowered to to stop vehicles attempting to drive up the track, skid on the frozen surface, and potentially go through the stock fence.
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Historic Flodigarry route restored by contractors in Skye Ecomuseum project

MAJOR restoration work on a historic and popular route in Staffin has been completed.

The upgrade of the badly eroded Flodigarry to Quiraing footpath, by Loch Langaig, was carried out by a team of path contractors from the Isle of Arran.

It was originally an old cart track used by crofters to collect their peats and is still used to gather sheep from the hill grazings. However, the path surface had badly deteriorated in recent years through blocked ditches, water damage ...

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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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