Members of the public are invited to hear representatives from Police Scotland, Highland Councillors and Scottish Fire and Rescue discuss local issues.

The discussion will form the Eilean A’ Cheò Ward Forum and will provide updates and answer questions on topical matters.

Chaired by Councillor John Finlayson, the Forum will start with a question and answer session with Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service on local operations.

This will be followed by updates from the Council’s Community Services team on the condition and maintenance of local roads and a session focussing on the areas’ public toilets and comfort schemes.

Archery, a display of trained ducks and a tug-of-war - all that and more will be featured at Struan Community Gala.

All day refreshments, stalls and raffles, as well as free entry on the bouncy castles will add to the entertainment.

The Gala will be held in the afternoon on Saturday 30 June.  

Information is being sought on an innovative artist who had a home on the Isle of Raasay.

Tom Newton, creator of several electronic stucco works in the 1980's, had a self built home on the island.

Dr Stephen P. Castell, touched by the unusual designs, is hoping to find more information about the artist.  He told The Skye Times: "I heard about Tom Newton back in the 1980s, in the early days of the microcomputer and related IT developments, when he had some publicity for his ‘electronic stuccos’ sculptures (or 3-D paintings).

"These were constructs which modelled electronic components, such as computer transistors, microprocessors etc to create large-scale works of art, in coloured plaster.

"One of them, for example, ‘Monolithic Transistor’, is it seems in the permanent collection of the Science Museum since around 1984.

"Back in 1988 Humberts was mentioned in the FT as looking to sell Tom Newton’s self-built home on the island of Raasay.