Road engineer questions A87’s “flawed” speed limit reduction

By LISA FALCONER A Highland road engineer has questioned the “flawed” proposal for a speed limit reduction on the A87, and the information it has been based on. Transport Scotland have proposed that the speed limit on a 12-mile stretch of road on the A87, from Cluanie Inn to Kintail Lodge Hotel, be reduced from 60mph […]

Kyle teenager achieves dance leadership qualification

A pupil from Plockton High School is now a qualified dance leader, having successfully completed a training award through the YDance Active project. Robynn Butler from Kyle was one of five girls to undertake the Dance Leadership (Level 2) award with YDance earlier this month. The other participants were Kelsey MacBeth from Mallaig High School, […]

Gairloch Golf Club in running for national award

Gairloch Golf Club is in the running for a national golf award after being shortlisted for RBS Junior Club of the Year. The Wester Ross club has been recognised for its contribution to junior golf in Scotland over the last 12 months. Gairloch is up against Peebles, Ratho Park and Rothes clubs in the race to […]

Lochcarron centre hosts art exhibition

              Lochcarron’s Howard Doris Centre hosted its annual art exhibition last week. This year’s exhibition focused on the work of the clients who attend the day centre, centre staff and local artist Cindie Reiter from the Little Fish Studio. Cindie runs a weekly arts and crafts group at the […]

Accolade for Luskentyre beach

Luskentyre in Harris has been named the eighth best beach in the UK in the annual TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for beaches. The awards were determined based on the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. Luskentyre was described by one recent reviewer as “one of […]

“Scandalous” Skye school in need of replacement

BY KEITH MACKENZIE A new school is the only answer to the “scandalous” conditions currently experienced at Broadford Primary, a Skye councillor has claimed. Drew Millar has called on Highland Council to consider building a new school in the south Skye village, branding the current facilities in Broadford as “not fit for purpose”. The Skye […]

Grounded boat sparks fresh call for west coast tug cover

The only emergency towing vessel covering the north of Scotland was still en route to a grounded cargo vessel off the west coast this afternoon (Wednesday). The UK-registered ‘Lysblink Seaways’ ran aground off Ardnamurchan at 2am on Wednesday, but the ETV stationed in Orkney had still not reached the vessel by mid-afternoon. The cargo ship, reported […]

Kyle woman’s danceathon for Comic Relief

A Kyle woman is preparing to dance her socks off for Comic Relief, with a nine-hour danceathon. Charlene Maguire, who works at the Lochalsh Leisure Centre, will undertake the challenge on Friday 13th March – Red Nose Day – at locations across Skye and Lochalsh. She will start at 9.30am with a 45-minute dance session […]