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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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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Staffin’s housing, health & business development makes encouraging progress

CONSTRUCTION work on Staffin’s long-awaited housing, health and business development could commence in the summer of 2019.

A total of seven affordable houses, a new medical surgery and business space will be built on Stenscholl common grazings, close to the primary school.

Staffin Community Trust (SCT) is hopeful that the legal process currently underway to purchase the site and remove it from crofting tenure will be completed and the land in its ownership early in the new year.

Highland Council granted planning permission last March and the Scottish Land Fund subsequently awarded a ...

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Calum joins Staffin Community Trust board

A NEW director has joined Staffin Community Trust (SCT)  to help progress its projects, ahead of an important year ahead.
Calum MacDonald, who was raised in Stenscholl, will now serve on the development trust’s board. 
Having a committed board of directors with a range of skills and backgrounds is vital for the SCT because specific projects ...
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