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 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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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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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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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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