A local organisation is in the running for an award.

I Love Skye could win in recognition for the transformational clean up of Skinadin Lay-By, near Broadford.  Organised by Matt Harrison, the lay by clean up saw over 10 tonnes of waste removed from the area.

Speaking about the possibility of receiving the award, Matt told The Skye Times: "I have been working very closely with the team at Keep Scotland Beautiful, specifically a lady called Georgina.  After updating her on the various stages of the campaign, she suggested that I nominate I Love Skye for a Clean Up Hero award."

Matt continued: "Due to incredible support from the local residents and business community, I have also suggested the clean up is nominated for the community award.  The general enthusiasm from the volunteers, the provision of a skip, catering and even beer from local businesses really helped the effort."

Food and drink experts from all over Scotland attended the two-day Skye Food and Drink Festival on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 June.

Project Manager, Pam Allen, told The Skye Times: "This year's Skye Food and Drink Festival attracted almost 500 visitors on 13 & 14 June at Aros.

"26 producers from Skye and surrounding regions were on hand to chat and share their knowledge and their produce in an Artisan Market.

"Chef demonstrations by Calum Munro, Lady Claire MacDonald, Scott Davies and Helen Vass were hugely popular and Isle of Skye Distillers and Talisker led Masterclasses. The festival ended with a ceilidh and delicious BBQ from Croft No9 with the Isle of Skye Pipe Band kicking off proceedings. After a wee lie down thinking caps will be on for 2019.

Local police are appealing for information regarding a theft in Portree.

The police say an address in Blaven Road was entered and items, including a black rucksack, had been taken.

They say the theft took place on Thursday 14 June between 2:30pm and 8:30pm.

 

Highland Council launched the new "Positive Relationships and Bullying Prevention Policy and Guidance" Care and Learning Policy.

The policy is the first to be developed by young people across the Highland from initial consultation to its launch.

The policy was launched yesterday (Thursday 14 June) at the High Life Highland, Highland Youth Parliament (HYP) Annual Conference.

The refurbishment of the Sleat War Memorial at Kilmore is due to begin in August.

Highland Council have advised that funding from the War Memorials Trust has been awarded for the Memorial's refurbishment.

A contractor has been appointed and work will start on August 20.  

Major delays are to be expected for anyone travelling at night between Kensaleyre and Kingsburgh in the months of June and July.

The A87 road will be closed between the two points from 7pm to 7am Monday to Friday nights.

Vehicles will be escorted through the roadworks approximately every hour.

The roadworks will commence on 18 June 2018 and finish on 7 July 2018.

A Sabhal Mor Ostaig tutor has been awarded an MBE as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Ms Christine Mary Primrose, originally from Carloway, received recognition for services to Gaelic Music to Culture and to Education in Scotland and Internationally.

Ms Primrose told The Skye Times: "I am delighted to be given this award.  I feel it recognises the great tradition of Gaelic song, the tradition bearers of the past and those  who  are still  keeping it alive.  It shows the strength of the tradition and how it still expresses emotions that resonate today.”

The full results have been released for the Isle of Skye Half Marathon, held on Saturday 9 June.

A new record was set by winner, Cameron Milne, who completed the run in 1 hour 9 minutes and 10 seconds.

The first lady across the line was Ellie Buchan in 1 hour 27 minutes and 35 seconds.

The full race results can be viewed here.

Results for the Skye Half Marathon Fun Run have now been released.

Over 100 runners took part in the race from Portree High School to the cattle pens and back.  

The prizes were distributed by Kate Forbes, MSP.

Local police are appealing for help to trace a missing man.

28 year-old Daniel Buckner has been reported missing by family on Skye whilst travelling in Darwin, Australia.

Police say that Daniel was last heard from on 21 May.  

Local police took to Twitter to ask for help in sharing their post across the globe to help make sure Daniel has safe and well.