Cothrom recognise young enterpreneurs

Development organisation Cothrom, based in South Uist, last week recognised the efforts of young business people from across the Western Isles who have participated in its Enterprise on the Edge initiative. Having boosted the number of young people going into business by 50 per cent over the last year, the project launched an Inspiring New […]

Skye named a Fairtrade island

Four years after the Isle of Skye Fairtrade Group was established, the island has been officially accredited with Fairtrade status. Now that enough businesses, schools and churches use and promote Fairtrade products, the Fairtrade Foundation last month recognised local efforts which built on campaigns launched by groups in Broadford and Dunvegan. Eynort-based Martin Bird, chairman […]

Film set on Skye up for top award at Cannes

A film shot in Skye last year is up for the top award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Filming of the adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” took place in north Skye over several days last February. As well as Michael Fassbender — who plays the “fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire” […]

CalMac warning to Armadale swimmers

Members of the public have been asked not to swim or dive at Armadale ferry terminal on Skye. The warnings were issued by Caledonian MacBrayne after staff — on two separate occasions in the last two weeks — discovered people either diving off the end of the pier or swimming near the linkspan. Increasingly high […]

Skye Live delivers musical magic

The inaugural Skye Live music festival has been declared a resounding success, both by organisers and by those who attended. The event at The Lump in Portree last Friday and Saturday saw a host of acts take to the stage, and an “after-party” with Optimo DJs in the community centre brought the festival to a […]

Willie MacRae play bound for Portree

      Playwright and actor Andy Paterson comes to Portree on April 16th and Farr Hall Inverness on 17th April with his one-man play — 3000 Trees: The Death of Mr William MacRae. The play was a sell-out at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe The play is based on the death, in 1985, of […]