Extended opening for Staffin’s public toilets

WITH the increasing visitor numbers to Skye and general lack of facilities, the Staffin Community Hall Association has taken the decision to open the toilets in the hall free of charge on Sundays for the first time.

After the Brogaig toilets were closed, Highland Council awarded the Comfort Grant to the hall to enable visitor facilities to continue to be provided and whilst the award covers some of the cost of running the toilets, it only runs April to September, Monday ...

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Progress on Staffin Community Trust projects

It has been a busy start to 2018 for the Staffin Community Trust (SCT). Here is an update for the community, and other interested parties, on recent progress with some of its various projects.

SKYE ECOMUSEUM – CAPITALWORKS

Test pits were dug near Lealt Gorge earlier this month by Ian MacDonald, Digg, and John Gillies, Sartle. This helped the viewing platform design engineer Geoff Freedman complete his calculations for the construction contract of the structure which will provide commanding views of the ...

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Staffin’s Shinty Pioneer & Skye’s Other Leading Lights of the Game

As part of Skye Camanachd’s celebration of 125 years, the Skye Ecomuseum will host a special event at the Staffin Community Hall on Tuesday 20th of February. Two well known figures will give accounts of some important characters connected to Skye from the world of shinty.

We will be welcoming Dr Hugh Dan MacLennan to begin proceedings with a talk on John ‘Kaid’ MacLean, the great Gaelic bard and shinty raconteur. Norman MacDonald will then give a summary of the work ...

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New Year update from Ceumannan Skye Ecomuseum

Bliadhna Mhath Ùr dhuibh uile! // Happy New Year to you all!

Here’s a short update on some of the Ecomuseum plans for the first few months of the year

  • I will be starting regular classroom sessions with Staffin Primary from 22nd of January – Our first topic will be Early Man on Skye – looking at the site that was excavated at An Corran in 2015 and what Staffin would have been like then.  The next topic will ...
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Staffin’s Hungry Gull takes flight and joins biz listings

A NEW “pop up” takeaway has become the 15th addition to the online Staffin directory just before the festive season.

The Hungry Gull, which is run by local chef Allan MacDonald, opened its doors in October within the Staffin Community Hall. 

It has proven a hugely popular attraction in Staffin for residents and visitors alike and Allan has a special Christmas and New Year Menu which has a range of dishes. It will be open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from lunchtime before ...

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Exciting new 2018 Staffin Gym timetable will counter New Year blues!

AFTER the turkey, pigs in blankets, brussel sprouts and liquid refreshments are consumed over the festive period, you can look forward to a revamped timetable of classes in the Staffin Gym.

The post-Christmas and New Year lull can be swatted away by the gym’s offerings in January which include boxing skills, ABs workouts and a new class called 10/10/10. 

All classes are open to men and women and youngsters over the age of 12 are also warmly welcomed. Music is played and there is ...

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Christmas is coming…so shop in Staffin!

A HECTIC 2017 continues apace for Staffin’s array of businesses, as Christmas fast approaches.

Local traders are working hard as we approach the final fortnight of a year which saw an unprecedented number of visitors come to Staffin and many of our businesses also do a roaring trade through online custom. 

In Ellishadder, close to the Kilt Rock, there has been an exciting change. Ellishadder Art Café owner Maggie Williams said: “During the early autumn we had a re-brand and we’re now ...

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Proposed new organic fish farms in Staffin

STAFFIN COMMUNITY TRUST (SCT) is pleased to provide the following update about a major aquaculture development which would have significant positive benefits for the Staffin community. 

Organic Sea Harvest (OSH), the company which attended SCT’s AGM last year to meet the community and discuss its plans and also held a drop-in event for more than 60 people at the Kilmartin Restaurant in February, has now submitted two planning applications seeking permission from Highland Council and Marine Scotland to install two fish ...

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Bracing breeze cuts no ice with first Staffin Health Walkers

The first of our Health Walks in Staffin was held on the brisk and blustery last Wednesday of November. Five well wrapped up local residents committed half an hour of their afternoon to get out and be sociable in the crisp, clean air. The group did a simple out and back from Columba 1400 to An Coille Beag to take in views of the magnificent Quiraing with a fresh dusting of snow. The group got back to Columba 1400 in ...

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Out now: Latest Staffin news in winter newsletter

ALL the latest fresh news from Staffin – including updates about major improvements at Staffin Hall, progress with new fish farms, affordable housing and the achievement of school pupils – are all provided in the latest community newsletter. 

Details of Flodigarry Township Trust’s activities, the new “Health Walks” and Historical Society, plus the looming capital works for the Skye Ecomuseum are also outlined, as are ...

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