Friday, November 22, 2019
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Astronomer Royal, John Campbell Brown, has died suddenly at his home on Skye.

John, who died aged 72, was interested in astronomy from an early age when he watched Patrick Moore on The Sky At Night.  

Born in Dumbarton, John created the Dumbarton Academy Astronomy Club and built the club's telescope.  He went on to study astronomy at Glasgow University and, after graduating, secured a permanent faculty job at age 21, while working on his PhD.  

The deadline for communities across Skye and Raasay to get their entries in for the Eilean a’ Cheò Civic Awards has been extended to Friday 20 December.

This is the ninth year of the Awards which are organised by the Ward 10 Highland Councillors to recognise people from all age groups and walks of life who have contributed to the success and well-being of their local communities.

The award categories are:

Sunrise on morning of Tuesday November 19th from Sligachan Hotel

There’s still time to influence the Scottish Government’s decision-making on the Transient Visitor Levy (TVL) – that was the clear message to the SkyeConnect tourism conference at the Sligachan Hotel on Monday and Tuesday this week. (November 18th and 19th).

And the message came from special guest John Thurso, who was appointed as Chairman of national tourism organisation VisitScotland in 2016, and also serves as an Ex-Officio Board Member of VisitBritain.

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