Saturday, October 19, 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.

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.

A meeting on a new return scheme for reducing waste will come to Skye.

Zero Waste Scotland will be sharing information on Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme, an attempt to reduce waste by returning empty drinks cans and bottles.

Under the scheme, people will pay a 20p deposit when buying drinks purchased in single-use plastic or glass bottles and aluminium or steel cans. People will get their money back when they return their empty container for recycling.

The draft regulations laid before the Scottish Parliament in September include a target of capturing 90% of all scheme containers. Achieving that means making the scheme accessible and practical for everyone in Scotland.

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