Friday, October 18, 2019
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Over 50 youngsters from the Highlands won at the Royal National Mod.

Seonaidh Forrest of Bun-Sgoil Shlèite took second prize in the Instrumental - Chanter Under 13 section.

Rachel Henderson of Portree High School took second prize in the Poetry Recitation Ages 13-15 Learners category.

Jonathan MacDonald from Staffin Primary School won a first in the Conversation Ages 7 Open section.  He also won third in the Under 13's Presenting a Psalm category, as well as claiming second prize in the Ages 5-8 Storytelling Open.

Congestion in north-west Skye will be the subject of a meeting planned for this month.

Tomorrow (Friday 18 October), Kate Forbes MSP will convene a roundtable summit in a bid to improve the situation.

Residents of Waterstein, who are less than a mile from Neist Point Lighthouse, raised concerns with their constituency MSP during a local surgery earlier in the summer.

The small township is on the four-mile single track road from Glendale to the iconic tourist hotspot, and due to the volume of cars and campervans coming down to the lighthouse, the stretch is dominated by convoys of traffic – meaning that locals can’t get in or out of Waterstein.

Demand from west coast youth groups for CalMac’s new Community Fund has been so strong the company is expanding it.

The ferry and harbour operator is looking for a further round of applications from non-profit organisations looking for support for a project or activity that will benefit young people aged 26 and under. Organisations based in a mainland port or island the company serves can apply for £500 to £2000.

So far, the Fund has supported 39 projects from woman’s football in the Outer Hebrides, to the Campbeltown Sea Cadets and a Gaelic youth club on Skye.

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