Take the strain: Staffin women out to wrench back Games title!

A DETERMINED Staffin team are going all out to haul back their Skye Highland Games title next week.

After a decade of dominance – but two recent hollow years – the talented squad from the Taobh Sear, who are no strangers to silverware, are stepping up their training for the tug o’ war in Portree on Wednesday.

And they are imploring everybody from Staffin and Trotternish to head up to The Lump to roar them to to victory.

Forty eight hours before the contest, the team will be having a ...

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Superslow internet? Staffin residents needed for superfast broadband push

STAFFIN residents and businesses – who are currently plagued by frustratingly slow internet speeds – are needed to help secure a new superfast broadband scheme.

The North Skye Broadband Project, which was launched by the Glendale Trust, investigated internet provision in Glendale, Waternish and Duntulm in a major public consultation between April and May and concluded that there was demand for a community-led broadband service.

Almost 50 people from Staffiin also completed a survey outlining the current online service in the Taobh Sear, which indicated the ...

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John and Joe triumph at Staffin Sheepdog Trials

A LOCH Ness-side man beat off the Emerald Isle charge to secure victory at the 2015 Staffin Sheepdog Trials.
In a stellar international field of 52 dogs at Elishadder, John MacKillop from Fort Augustus emerged the victor with his dog, Joe.
The pair won the annual competition, which is part of the Hebridean Circuit, by a five-point margin.
Behind John, in runner-up position, plus third, fourth and fifth, were a group of talented Irish handlers. In sixth position was Kensaleyre’s Jimmy Lamont, who also ...
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Walking guide training for Staffin people

STAFFIN residents who are keen to take part in a new walking group are being offered the chance to have a day’s training next month as a guide.

The Staffin Community Trust is progressing plans to create additional footpath routes in the district as part of the Skye Ecomuseum, Ceumannan. http://www.skyecomuseum.co.uk/staffin-trust.php  The paths are not just for visitors though. SCT wants to encourage local people to get the benefit of the Ceumannan sites and enjoy pleasant walks all-year round in Staffin ...

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Broadband shortcomings outlined by Staffin residents

STAFFIN residents and businesses have outlined the limitations of their current internet service – amid moves to secure high speed broadband for the district and other north Skye communities. 

The North Skye Broadband Project (NSBP), which is being led by the Glendale Trust, investigated internet provision in Glendale, Waternish and Duntulm in a major public consultation between April and May.

BT is in the midst of a region-wide roll-out of superfast broadband but none of those communities are included. In ...

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International flavour to Staffin Sheepdog Trials

THE Staffin Sheepdog Trials takes place next week with competitors from several different countries making their way to the hugely popular annual event in Trotternish.

The judge presiding over the handlers and dogs has an impressive pedigree himself.

Stuart Davidson, who will be casting an expert eye over a stellar field of competitors, is no stranger to silverware and has been the Supreme Champion twice and Scottish National Champion five times.

Handlers from all over Europe, Wales, England, Ireland, and of ...

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Irish student seeking Staffin Gaelic speakers for documentary

AN IRISH student is looking to interview Staffin people for a documentary about the role of Gaelic in community life.

Lauren Beehan, a postgraduate student of Edinburgh’s Napier University, will be in Staffin between Wednesday, July 15 and Friday, July 17. 

A copy of Lauren’s letter is published below. If anybody is interested please get in touch with Hugh Ross at the Staffin Trust who will pass on details to Lauren or e-mail her directly via beehanl@tcd.ie

Feasgar math,

I am ...

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Places available for leadership course at Columba 1400

VOLUNTEERS in Skye and Lochalsh are being invited to take part in a leadership course in Staffin.

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Skye and Lochalsh Council for Voluntary Organisations has teamed up with Columba 1400 to offer the programme next month. 

Columba 1400 values-led leadership course is being offered to volunteer members of SLCVO, who are over the age of 16.

The course starts on Monday, July 6 and runs for five days. It ...

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Staffin Summer 2015 newsletter out now

NEWS and updates from Staffin with contributions from the various organisations in the district is now published in the summer edition of the Staffin community newsletter.

There is the latest on the new Staffin gym, Fèis Thròndairnis, the Staffin Slipway, the campaign for affordable housing, new Skye abattoir, Gaelic courses by the Flodigarry and Staffin trusts, the Staffin Sheepdog Trials and more. 

Copies of the newsletter will be available at the Staffin Post Office, Staffin Stores, MacKenzie Shop and Columba 1400 Centre.

Alternatively, ...

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Summer fair at Staffin School

A SUMMER fair will be held at Staffin Primary School this weekend.
And parents, pupils and staff are hopeful it will blow away the community’s blues at such a poor start to the summer weather-wise, with a dry forecast for the event. There will be refreshments, home baking, face painting, “Guess the Name of the Dolly”, a raffle, tombola and car washing. Parent Kirsty Faulds added that there had been great local support for the event. “There are fantastic ...
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