Scottish internationalist at Staffin Sheepdog Trials next week

A TWO-TIMES Scottish internationalist will preside over the competition at the Staffin Sheepdog Trials next week.

As ever there will be a stellar field of handlers and sheepdogs from the UK and Ireland – and further afield – who will converge at Ellishadder for the popular annual event, which is part of the Hebridean Circuit.

Invergarry handler Mike McNally who has represented Scotland twice, is the judge in Staffin for the popular family event which attracts a significant crowd ...

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Glowing newspaper review for Columba 1400’s food

A FOOD reviewer in a national newspaper has hailed the quality of food and the setting at a popular Staffin eatery

Columba 1400’s Cafe was the subject of a hugely positive 400 word review and pictures in The Press & Journal newspaper, which has a circulation of almost 60,000 copies.

The unnamed reviewer, who went to the cafe incognito, was staying in a Staffin cottage near the shore with her husband. She gave the cafe a glowing 12 stars out of the ...

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New Staffin summer newsletter: out now

ALL the latest news from Staffin including – a fond farewell to a shop stalwart, the youth club’s resurrection, new projects by the local historical society, the achievements of young Bollywood dancers, an important turf-cutting ceremony in Flodigarry etc – all feature in the summer 2019 community newsletter for the district.

Effie MacLeod from Digg retired last month from the community-run Staffin Stores as manager, with Lyndsey Clark her successor. In 2006, the shop lease was bought by Staffin Community Hall ...

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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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Glasphein B&B is 16th Staffin business to join SCT biz listings

A STAFFIN B&B is the 16th local business to join Staffin Community Trust’s online directory.

Cruachan, in Glasphein, which is run by Wilma Toner, is open all year around and offers great accommodation and tremendous views across Staffin Bay. Read more, here: https://staffin-trust.co.uk/accommodation-3

Cruachan B&B, Glasphein.

The SCT want to help promote all the businesses in the community and boost the local economy by promoting them ...

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Bus drivers carry out repairs to Staffin Slip path

A GROUP of determined coach drivers and office workers have completed badly-needed repairs on a 19th century lifeline route in north Skye.

For the fourth time in under two years, staff from Rabbie’s Trail Burners have teamed up with Staffin Community Trust (SCT) up to carry out significant repairs to key local footpaths. 

Eight volunteers from the company spent two days at the path to Staffin Slipway digging out new and improved drainage and resurfacing after water and thick vegetation had ...

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