A call for individuals within the local business community to join SkyeConnect will take place during a special event next month.

Entitled "Skye On A Plate," the event  promises a full programme by top professionals from the Scotland Food and Drink sector linking with the local Hospitality Industry. Speakers will include John Murray, Highland Regional Manager of Scotland Food and Drink and Patrick Hughes, Head of Seafood Scotland. 

The Scottish Agricultural College (SAC Consulting), will present workshops for local horticulture and meat production enterprises wishing to scale-up, with advice on reaching new markets and adding value to local produce. The event offers opportunities for local food and drink producers to link up with local hospitality providers.

These strategic food goals for the future of the Tourism Industry both nationally and locally are linked directly with the Development of the Young Workforce, apprenticeships and further education courses. Local representatives, Lesley Hellon and Sarah

Bruce from West Highland College UHI, will describe how their work with local high schools in Portree and Plockton, plus local study centres, is aimed at encouraging young people (or those seeking a career change or returning to work) into further study, hands-on training and career development within the tourism industry.

A Christmas market will be held at An Crubh.

Featuring dozens of craft, gift and food stalls, the event promises to be festive fun for all.

The two day market will be held on Saturday 17 November and Saturday 24 November from 10am until 4pm.  The Christmas Box Raffle and Baking Stall will be on the 24th.

The Glendale Christmas Fair is to be held on Saturday, 24 November 2018 from 11:00-16:00 at the Glendale Community Hall with lots of stalls of crafts and gift ideas, a raffle, tombola and a Christmas Cafe.

Anyone can book a table through the Glendale Christmas Fair facebook page, it's £8.50 per table and all the money goes back into the running of the Glendale Community Hall. Any donations for the Raffle and Tombola are greatly appreciated.The facebook page will be regularly updated with information for this event.