Update on SCT projects as work on Staffin slip road set to start

THE PROGRESS made by Staffin Community Trust in the last 12 months was outlined at the organisation's online AGM on Tuesday night.

It comes as a Skye contractor prepares to start work on upgrade the popular and well used slip road for the Staffin harbour development.

Information and a full update was provided to attendees on SCT's housing, health and housing development Taighean a' Chaiseil, Skye Ecomuseum (Druim nan Linntean) and the Crofters' Memorial.

Eyre Plant, based in Kensaleyre, will be delivering the road contract for SCT which forms part of the project's key enabling works. Eyre Plant is hoping to be on site from next Monday, January 31.

This will include extensive work on the road with the surface tarred, additional passing places created and verges strengthened etc. The road will also be widened to a minimum of 3metres along its entire length.

The road will remain open to the public throughout, but it is recommended that only essential vehicles should use the road during working hours (between 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday).

There will be a sign at the top of the road warning of delays. Where machines are working traffic will be controlled by stop/go signs. There will be times when there are two sets of machines working, so delays at two locations along the road. These works will help ensure the main contractor for the harbour can transport materials from Lealt later this year.

If there are any issues or questions during the works, please contact the SCT office on 562 464 or e-mail staffin.ldo@gmail.com

The Annual Report can be read here: 2021 SCT AGM Project Summary 25 1 22