Dogs, cattle, music, art - all of the above and more could be found at Dunvegan Show on Saturday 28 July.

The action-packed day had something for everyone, including archery, a spinning demonstration and lively music.

A highlight of the day was the many competitions, featuring artwork, photography and livestock to name just a few.

 

The Scottish Government is currently consulting on the scope of a deposit return scheme, to boost recycling and cut plastic waste – with the proposal being that customers would pay a deposit when they purchase a product, which would be refunded when the item is recycled. The scheme already operates in many other parts of Europe, Australia, the United States and Canada.

Kate Forbes MSP has urged people to get involved and give their views on the proposed bottle deposit return scheme. Ms. Forbes said: “A deposit return scheme has huge potential to help us tackle the scourge of plastic litter and waste on our landscape."

Anyone travelling through the Stromeferry Bypass from 3 September until 24 November should plan for delays.

Highland Council say essential works will take place to the rock face to the west of the avalanche shelter, resulting in road closures and traffic management for up to 12 weeks.

From 3 September, the A890 will be closed overnight between the road closure gates at Ardnarff and west of Attadale.  The closure will take place from between 10pm and 7am.  The road will have traffic control in operation during the day between 7am and 10pm whilst a road to rail bypass road is installed. Highland Council say this is planned to be completed within two weeks, but could be finished sooner.

Police have praised the people of Skye for their support following the theft of a bicycle.

The Specialized Dolce Evo cycle belonged to visitor and was stolen in Broadford on Saturday 14 July.  Locals were swift to come to the visitor's aid.  

The bicycle and belongings were recovered and reunited with their owner the next day.  Police say a local man has been charged and will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

Police stated: "The owner of the bicycle would like to convey her thanks to all who provided offers of support, food and travel whilst efforts were ongoing to recover her property. Special thanks to Love From Skye, Carters Cabin and Skye Jeep Tours. Yet again the people of Skye have done the area proud in the face of disappointing circumstances."

 

It was a record-breaking day at the David Shepherd Memorial Glamaig Hill Race yesterday (Saturday 7 July.)

The first man and lady, Finlay Wild and Jill Stephen, each set a new precedent as they crossed the finish line.

Finlay Wild completed the race with a time of 44 minutes 22 seconds, while Jill Stephen ran the race in 56 minutes and 9 seconds.

Broadford was filled with the sound of sirens - but it was only a demonstration from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service at Broadford Gala today (Saturday 23 June.)

Happy buntings lined the streets to celebrate the gala, which was held over two days.

The gala dance will be held later this evening.

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.

 

A new course record was set at the Isle of Skye Half Marathon today (Saturday 9 June.)

An unprecedented number of racers took to the streets to complete the course.

The record was set by race winner, Cameron Milne, who won with a superb time of 1 hour 9 minutes and 10 seconds.  This was Mr Milne's first time racing the Half Marathon.  He described the course as "really tough" but said he "enjoyed every minute."  

It's not all about running at the Skye Half Marathon - it's also going to be about replacing lost calories!

A street food festival, held in conjunction with the Skye Food and Drink Festival on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 of June, will take place.  

The concept came from organiser, Sam Crowe, and Skye Connect's Alistair Danter.  Sam told The Skye Times: "I had been to another event that had a really cool stall selling Indian food and it was such a lovely thing to find.  So, between Alistair and I, we hatched this concept."

Appearing at the festival will be food and drink with Thai flavours, Scottish tangs and American inspiration.  Fresh Revolution Burritos, Thai Skye, Buth Bheag, isle of Skye Ice Cream, Dede's Asian and American inspired stall, Cakey Pangs Bake House, Isle of Skye Bakery and DAE's charity stall.  

Sam continued: "We would love folk to come along and enjoy this aspect of the event, even if they are not running."

Find out more here.

A small piece of plastic may have been "instrumental" in the death of a juvenile harp seal.

The seal was found dead on Skye was later necropsied by the Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme (SMASS.)

SMASS described the case as "unusual" - noting that the harp seal was outside the normal range for the ice-associated species.

The animal was likely under a year old and had a small fragment of plastic in its stomach.  The plastic, approximately 6 centimetres square, was lodged in the stomach.

SMASS say the seal was "not a well-thriven animal at all," describing it as in emaciated condition.  

They said: "Seeing the plastic lodged in the stomach was yet another reminder of the impact of plastic pollution in the marine environment.