Sunday, August 25, 2019
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Skye residents are encouraged to have their say on two projects that aim to improve infrastructure.

Comments are welcomed on the Rural Tourism Infrastructure funded Bayfield West Car Park Project in Portree and the Upland Path Improvements Project at the Old Man of Storr.

A Partnership has been established between Highland Council, Portree and Braes Community Trust and Portree Tennis and Squash Club to progress the development of additional parking at Bayfield car park.

The Flora MacDonald monument in Kilmuir burial ground has been restored. 

The monument commemorates her actions in helping Charles Edward Stuart escape government troops after the Battle of Culloden in April 1746.

After emigrating to North Carolina USA, she later returned to Skye - died in 1790 and is buried in Kilmuir Cemetery.

A carved Pictish stone has been found at an early Christian church site in the Dingwall area.

The rare find, described by experts as being of "national importance", was thought to have to been carved around 1200 years ago.It is decorated with a number of Pictish symbols and it is likely to have originally stood over 2 metres high.

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