Dollywood dreams come true

A Skye woman is celebrating after scooping a £20,000 dream holiday through a national competition run by Irn Bru. As Rhona Mackay from Sleat enjoyed the soft drink during a break at work last week she entered a Bru-Planet competition code online and was surprised to see she had won a prize. However, she had […]

Rise in entries for Dunvegan Show

  Last weekend’s Dunvegan Show has been declared a success, with a rise in entries across the board. The day started with judging of home produce, horticulture, handicrafts, art, photography and children’s classes. Following the conclusion of the livestock judging by John MacDonald of Tarscavaig, Alexander MacDonald of Corriebhein was named the champion of champions […]

Charity box theft at Skye medical centre

A heartless thief has stolen a donation box from the Sleat Medical Practice on Skye. The theft took place at some point between 9am on Tuesday 14th and 9am on Wednesday 15th July. The box stolen was there to help raise money for emergency equipment, such as a defibrillator, for the Sleat community. The medical […]

Seaweed the secret to gin made on Harris

Seaweed from the waters around the Hebrides will be the special ingredient in a new blend of gin set to be produced on Harris. The Isle of Harris distillery, which is currently under construction in Tarbert, will join the growing band of Scottish gin makers when building work is completed later this year. It will […]

Gairloch forum puzzled by VisitScotland email

  Gairloch And Loch Ewe Action Forum were this week seeking to reassure its members and the wider community that there is absolutely no change to the tourist information service it provides in the area. An email that was circulated by VisitScotland’s regional partnership director for the north, Scott Armstrong, on Monday stated that the […]

Rescue after two fall near Skye beauty spot

Sunday proved a busy day for the Skye Mountain Rescue team and local emergency services after call-outs to two separate incidents near a popular island beauty spot. At around 3pm the mountain rescue team received a call after a man had slipped and suffered hip injuries while walking in Coire na Creiche, near the Fairy […]

Balmacara Hotel on the market for £585,000

The Balmacara Hotel in Lochalsh has been placed on the market at offers over half a million pounds. Situated on the main A87 road, the 28-bedroom hotel has been placed for sale by its current owners, Peter and Helen Hennessy, at offers around £585,000. They say they now want to concentrate on their self-catering business […]

Bumper crowd set to enjoy annual Lochcarron Games

Hundreds of people are expected to attend the 37th annual Lochcarron Highland Games in Wester Ross this weekend, with the heavy events likely to be a big draw. Taking place at Attadale on Saturday, the games will see competitors battle it out in a range of heavy and track and field events, while those of […]