The Scottish Government's Housing Minister will be visiting Skye.
Kevin Stewart, who was invited to come by Ms Forbes in her capacity as constituency MSP, will see affordable housing projects at Kyleakin and Kyle of Lochalsh on Tuesday 21 August, before going onto Fort William where he will also meet with the Lochaber Chambers of Commerce.
Housing continues to be big issue across the West Highlands, according to the MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch.
Kate Forbes MSP said: “Housing has been repeated again and again on my constituency tour as an issue of major concern locally.
Almost £300,000 of Scottish Land Fund money will be spent on two important local projects.
The Staffin Community Development Trust will receive £231,700 – which will enable the group to purchase land to provide six affordable homes, two business units and a store.
Kyle and Lochalsh Community Trust also got £67,240, and they will purchase the former Skye Bridge Toll Office building and the adjacent 80 acres known as The Plock of Kyle.
Constituency MSP Kate Forbes hailed the news, saying: "This is spectacularly good news for Staffin.
"As an area that has particularly suffered a lack of house-building, there is a chronic need for new housing.
A celebration event was held on Friday 10 August to mark a land transfer from Forest Enterprise Scotland to Minginish Community Hall Association (MCHA).
Kate Forbes MSP was in attendance, and stated: “There are diggers at the Fairy Pools building a new car park, and I was delighted to officially cut the cake to celebrate.
“For two years the good people of Glenbrittle have struggled to get through the build-up of traffic at the Fairy Pools.
“Finally, with a lot of hard work, persistence and political will, Minginish Community Hall Association have the money, the land and plans to build a car park.
“This is an inspirational example of communities turning assets into money-making enterprises for local benefit. The car park will create an income stream for the hall association.
“It’s great to see charging already in place at the smaller car park and so the community are already receiving a small income.”
Skye will form the backdrop for an upcoming fantasy film.
Skarnen will tell the story of young prince Edrig, whose grip on reality is eroded as he struggles to live up to his deceased father.
Written and directed by Tim Archibald, the film will be shot entirely on the Isle of Skye.
Tim explains: “I want to utilize the expansive and brutal vistas to convey a lot of the atmosphere of the film and to portray the rising tension that Edrig and his men feel, trapped in a hostile environment.”
Wind turbine blades are scheduled for delivery between Monday 13 and Friday 17 August.
The deliveries will result in slow-moving traffic and road users are advised to allow for an extra 20 to 30-minute delay to their journeys.
Anyone driving over the north of Skye is advised to do so cautiously.
The road between Staffin and Kilmuir will require extra care due to loose chippings.
A post on the Staffin, Isle of Skye, Scotland Facebook page drew attention to the potential hazard, describing the road as being "as bad as driving on ice." The group have advised drivers to allow plenty of time for their journey.
Portree was a hub of activity on Wednesday 8 August as crowds gathered to watch the annual Skye Highland Games.
A spokesperson for the committee told The Skye Times: "The Isle of Skye Highland Games Committee want to thank everyone who made the day a success.
"The weather was kind, the audience enthusiastic and all those who participated in events gave their all and entertained the crowd. A lot of hard work goes on behind the scenes throughout the year to prepare for the event.
"Thanks also to all the volunteers who helped out on the day. We would, however, like to extend our sympathies to those affected by the tragic car accident earlier in the day."
A new record was set at the Quiraing 10k race today (Saturday 11 August.)
The previous record of 31 minutes and 2 seconds was beaten by Hugh Campbell, with his time of 30 minutes and 14 seconds.
The race formed part of Uig Gala and saw runners tackling one of Skye's many scenic 10k runs in order to claim the trophy.
The first lady was Sarah Jamieson with a time of 45 minutes and 14 seconds.
In second place overall was Dean Macleod, who completed the run in 35 minutes and 49 seconds.
Matt Deamer claimed third place with his time of 38 minutes and 15 seconds.
The full results can be found below:
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