Staffin businesses cracking into Easter

STAFFIN businesses are gearing up for the start of the 2015 visitor season with the Easter weekend upon us.

Premises have been painted/refurbished, stock orders have been arriving and menus have been revamped. Some businesses have even launched new ventures, like the Skye Pie Café.

While Staffin is by no means a closed shop during the so-called “shoulder months” between October and March, the A855 is already noticeably busier with traffic of all shape and sizes – and speeds!

Please note that if you admiring the Trotternish scenery from your vehicles but slowing down on the main road then remember to check your mirror and let traffic behind you past. That courtesy will be appreciated by your fellow traffic users, often with a friendly toot of the horn. Otherwise, frustration can quickly grip local drivers who are perhaps on their way to work or elsewhere.

Staffin has a wealth of different businesses and a small sample of them can be viewed at the listings pages here These include the popular Elishadder Café which is running a new drinks offer, craft shops Skyelight Candle and The Wee Quilter, respectively, and the B&Bs Achtalean and Quiraing View. If you are looking to undertake a new project around the house, like a road access or extension, then recent additions to the listings, Staffin Groundworks, are your men.

Any Staffin business, or firm that trades in the district, can be featured on the listings page for a modest annual fee. Contact Staffin Trust development officer Hugh Ross on 01470 562 464 or e-mail