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Christmas is coming…so shop in Staffin!
11 Dec 2017
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 the Ellishadder ...
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Proposed new organic fish farms in Staffin
6 Dec 2017
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 ...
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Bracing breeze cuts no ice with first Staffin Health Walkers
29 Nov 2017
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
21 Nov 2017
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 the upcoming Staffin Hall Quiz Night this weekend. 
Staffin and Kilmuir youngsters, pictured left, have done well recently at ...
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Ton-up: Staffin Community Trust reaches 100 members!
6 Nov 2017
Ton-up: Staffin Community Trust reaches 100 members!
ONE HUNDRED people are now members of Staffin Community Trust (SCT), almost 1 in 5 of the resident population.
The milestone was reached recently and SCT’s chairman believes the growing membership is testament to the local support and encouragement from the district. 
Urras an Taobh Sear – Staffin Community Trust was set up to represent everybody who lives within the community of Staffin and to develop projects which are beneficial to the social and economic welfare of the district.
A member requires ...
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Remembrance Sunday Services in Staffin & Kilmuir
5 Nov 2017
Remembrance Sunday Services in Staffin & Kilmuir
THE ultimate sacrifice made by men from Trotternish who served in the Boer and First and Second world wars, and military personnel from across the Atlantic, will be remembered this weekend.
Four services will take place at the Culnacnoc, Staffin, Kilmaluag and Kilmuir war memorials on Remembrance Sunday.
The Culnacnoc service will commence at 2.30pm before the Staffin commemoration at 3pm. The Staffin service will also remember the stricken American crew of the Flying Fortress which hit Beinn Edra more than 70 years ago, during ...
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Progress on Skye Ecomuseum activities programme
19 Oct 2017
Progress on Skye Ecomuseum activities programme
AFTER three months in post as the Skye Ecomuseum’s full-time programme manager, Angus Murray provides a short update about some of the events held as part of the project’s activity plan. There is a lot more in the pipeline – keep up to speed via the Staffin Community Trust website, contact Angus on 562 464/skyeecomuseum@gmail.com or call in to see him at the office, Monday to Friday. 

COMUNN EACHDRAIDH AN TAOBH SEAR
One significant part of the Ceumannan project ...
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Staffin Community Trust demands review of Storr decision
28 Sep 2017
Staffin Community Trust demands review of Storr decision
 
STAFFIN Community Trust (SCT) will request a formal review into its rejected bid to purchase land at the Old Man of Storr.
SCT which believes Highland Council’s decision to turn down its offer to buy roadside ground at the Storr was flawed and against the spirit of new Scottish Government legislation – will also take up an offer from a senior official to negotiate.
Earlier this month, the council refused SCT’s Asset Transfer Request (ATR), which was the first in the ...
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Skye pupils document Latin American adventure
15 Sep 2017
Skye pupils document Latin American adventure
“If someone gave me the chance I could write a book on my experiences.”
Six Portree High School students from all over Skye spent 17 days in Costa Rica this summer through a EU-LAC-Museums exchange programme. Andrew Whitehead from Digg took part having part funded the trip using money raised at soup and pudding event at the Kilmartin in Spring 2017. This project part of continuing international EU funded youth exchange programme between Latin America and Europe, led by the University ...
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Staffin Community Trust 2017 EGM and AGM
5 Sep 2017
Staffin Community Trust 2017 EGM and AGM

STAFFIN Community Trust (SCT) will hold its 2017 AGM and an EGM later this month. 
SCT has had another busy year progressing its various projects and an update will be provided on all aspects of its work. The EGM will consider a resolution to make changes to the existing SCT’s articles, which includes a proposal to allow Staffin residents over the age of 16 to become members. The age limit is currently set at 18.


There will also ...
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Prestigious international honour for ‘remarkable’ Staffin man
31 Aug 2017
Prestigious international honour for ‘remarkable’ Staffin man
A STAFFIN man’s work in finding, protecting and preserving dinosaur and fossil bones and footprints has been recognised by one of the world’s leading societies in the field.  
Dugie Ross from Ellishadder, who has had a lifelong interest in fossils and runs the Staffin Museum, has received the Mary Anning Award from the Palaeontological Association (PA).
Palaeontology is the branch of science concerned with fossil animals and plants. The award was open to all those who are not professionally ...
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Imminent decision on historic community bid at Storr
24 Aug 2017
Imminent decision on historic community bid at Storr
A HISTORIC decision on whether Staffin Community Trust (SCT) gets the green light to purchase land at one of the island’s most popular landmarks, the Old Man of Storr, is looming.
SCT will find out within the next fortnight if its bid to buy roadside ground at the Storr will be approved by the owner, Highland Council. SCT plans to build a new off-road car park, public toilets and provide interpretation/local business information at the site in a major development, which ...
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Stellar store lambs from Staffin top Skye sale
22 Aug 2017
Stellar store lambs from Staffin top Skye sale
MORE than 3,000 lambs were sold in Portree this week – and Staffin stock led the way in one of the biggest days of the crofting calendar.
Crofters from several Staffin townships were at the annual Skye lamb sale with their stock to discover what returns they would be making in the ring. It is one of the key economically important dates of the season and quality livestock from Trotternish did well.
Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd sold 3,239 store lambs ...
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Locals’ views sought on fossils designation in Skye
21 Aug 2017
Locals’ views sought on fossils designation in Skye
THE views of residents in Staffin and Trotternish on a proposed new designation to help protect fossils – including the hugely popular dinosaur footprints in An Corran – are being sought by a government agency.
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has proposed that a “Nature Conservation Order” (NCO) to protect fossils finds is introduced. It comes after police investigated an alleged attempt by a campervan driver to make casts of the footprints, which are 165 million years old, last Christmas.
There was ...
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Take The Floor: New Staffin Gym programme features exercise based on dancefloor
17 Aug 2017
Take The Floor: New Staffin Gym programme features exercise based on dancefloor
A REVAMPED programme of classes – which includes exercise based on a night out – are now running at the Staffin Gym.
Instructors Sam Crowe and Anna MacDonald lead a range of classes at the community gym for five days in the week, between Monday and Saturday. 
One of the new classes is Club Hiit (High Intensity Interval Training) which mixes up a night club dance floor with exercise. Don’t let the name put you off as everybody can go at their own pace and there is ...
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