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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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LUSAN SAN LÙNASTAL / FLOWERS ON THE CROFT
10 Aug 2017
LUSAN SAN LÙNASTAL / FLOWERS ON THE CROFT
BILINGUAL WALK EXPLORING PLANTS ON A CROFT 
EVENT DETAILS

Dihaoine 18 August, 2pm – 4pm
A bilingual walk in Staffin with Caroline Dear and Sìne Ghilleasbuig, exploring plants in Gaelic and English.
Meet firstly at Columba 1400, Staffin, at 1400 hours
Cuairt is Còmhradh  /  Srùpag is Cèic
Walk and conversation / Tea and cake
Free of charge
Contact Iseabail to book a place or for further information
iseabail@aros.co.uk or 01478613649
Tha fàilte romhaibh
All welcome
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Staffin Ladies leave altitude camp and eye Games Glory
8 Aug 2017
Staffin Ladies leave altitude camp and eye Games Glory
COMETH the hour, cometh the Staffin Women…
Turn off the World Athletics Championships.
The real athletes will converge at The Lump on Wednesday afternoon for the sporting spectacle of the year – the Staffin Ladies heading into tug o’war battle at the Games. 
The legendary Staffin Ladies – the island’s most successful tug o’war team of all time, having won the crown on 11 occasions, are psychologically and physically ready to once again take on all comers in the Portree arena.
Team captain Maggie ...
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TROTTERNISH HISTORY: diatomite boss lauded locals’ work ethic and lazy Highlander stereotype was a “dastardly lie”
29 Jul 2017
TROTTERNISH HISTORY: diatomite boss lauded locals’ work ethic and lazy Highlander stereotype was a “dastardly lie”
WHILE tourism currently grabs most of the headlines in news reports about Skye and is Trotternish’s main economic driver in 2017, it was not always so.
Back in the 1950s, men in Staffin, Kilmuir and Uig were employed in the diatomite industry, which also attracted significant press attention given the product’s versatility and fact it was a major employer in the post war period.
Loch Cuithir in Lealt, Staffin, was found to have a deposit called diatomite, a clay-like floury grey substance, known in Gaelic ...
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ÀRAINNEACHD, CÀNAN IS DUALCHAS 2017
27 Jul 2017
ÀRAINNEACHD, CÀNAN IS DUALCHAS 2017
Àrainneachd, Cànan is Dualchas, a ten-day course on the relationship between Gaelic and the Environment, is underway in Staffin this week, writes Angus Murray. The course gives Gaelic speakers a unique opportunity to explore the outdoor environment and learn more about it from the perspective of the Gael, often directly from the people of Staffin. The first week has involved learning about ‘Cladach, Croit is Coille’ or Shoreline, Croft and Woodland. The second week will follow with ‘Croit, Coille, Monadh ...
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Storr Project’s potential highlighted to Scottish Government’s Islands Minister
20 Jul 2017
Storr Project’s potential highlighted to Scottish Government’s Islands Minister
A SCOTTISH Government minister learned about the potential of the Storr Project on a visit to Staffin this week and an innovative community-led solution to the road safety and sanitation issues at the busy site.
MSP Humza Yousaf, the Minister for Transport and Islands, met representatives of Staffin Community Trust (SCT) on a visit to north-east Skye earlier this week. 
The government has recently introduced the Islands (Scotland) Bill in the Scottish Parliament and the Minister discussed the potential benefits of the proposed legislation ...
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