Ceumannan II “drop in” event on Saturday

A DROP in event updating local residents about the Staffin Community Trust’s major footpaths and heritage project will be held on Saturday.

The SCT received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant to extend its hugely popular Skye Ecomuseum, called Ceumannan (footsteps in Gaelic) and has been working hard on surveying potential routes in Staffin, liaising with crofting townships about the most appropriate sites and collating information about the history and stories behind each of the locations with a particular focus on crofting, local history, Gaelic, wildlife, geology and Staffin’s past industries such as the diatomite, salmon fishing etc.

SCT is now in a position to develop seven locations which would have improved or new footpaths constructed, with attractive signage and interpretation and is keen to get local feedback ahead of a funding application to the HLF.

Ceumannan event.

Ceumannan event.

SCT is keen that the enhanced ecomuseum will be popular not only with visitors but with the local community, in Staffin and across Skye, all-year round and is excited about the potential of an improved network of routes set amongst some of the most stunning scenery in the UK. The sites include a new footbridge at Culnacnoc and a proposed viewing platform at Lealt Gorge which would give excellent views of the waterfall, the Trotternish Ridge and Wester Ross hills.The drop in event will be held in the Kilmartin Restaurant, Staffin, on Saturday, February 13. Maps of the routes will be displayed and a summary of the project provided. All welcome, call in any time between 10am and 1pm.

If you cannot make Saturday please note that the display will be available to view in the SCT office beside the Church of Scotland between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Wednesday February 15-17. Alternatively, you can contact SCT development officer Hugh Ross on 01470 562 464 or staffin.ldo@gmail.com anytime to discuss the project.

More Ceumannan information here: http://staffin-trust.co.uk/skyes-eco-museum-ceumannan-ii-2