From today (Wednesday 5 July), waiting at any time on Bosville Terrace in Portree will be suspended.

The amended traffic regulation order will be enforced by by parking enforcement officers and will last until 30 September 2017.

Skye is one of the top ten islands for cycling, according to a list by Active Traveller.  

They cite Skye's "barren, craggy landscapes" and highlight the Trotternish peninsula as a must visit location.  

They describe the landscapes as being "shaded a thousand hues of brown, dripped with a thin, deserted ribbon of tarmac, backed by foreboding, dark grey mountains."

Also mentioned is stunt rider, Danny MacAskill's, 2015 video The Ridge, showing him riding the Cuillin Ridge - and a reminder not to attempt to copy him: "But don’t even think of riding there yourself – this ridge is considered one of the most extreme ridge scrambles in the world…" 

Skye is mentioned along with other islands, including Iceland, Tenerife and Mallorca.  

The full list can be seen here.  

 

Police Scotland is appealing for information after a Stagecoach bus was vandalised whilst parked in at the cemetery lay by in Dunvegan sometime between 8pm on Friday 30 June and 3.30pm on Sunday 2 July.

A fire extinguisher was also taken from the bus.

Anyone with any information that may be useful should contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting NP/5570/17 or speak to any police officer.

Alternatively information can be passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

Prosecuting people who share or threaten to share intimate images without consent will be easier under a new law which comes into force this month.

From 3 July 2017, those convicted the offence could face up to five years in prison under the Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Act 2016.

A public information campaign will raise awareness of the new legislation to ensure people understand that this behaviour is criminal and the severe penalties that it now carries.

The bold campaign also aims to increase the understanding of the many forms the crime can take, including the act of sharing and the threat to share intimate images. Exploring the consequences for those who are affected to drive home how the crime is affecting lives.

To find out more visit www.notyourstoshare.scot

Mallaig RNLI lifeboat and two paramedics received a call for assistance to the Isle of Eigg today (Tuesday 4 July.)

The request was received from Scottish Ambulance Service for assistance to evacuate a casualty with suspected collar bone fracture.

Mallaig RNLI lifeboat was tasked along with two paramedics.  Eigg Coastguard Rescue Team assisted transfer at Eigg.

Members of The Highland Council have agreed that an approach should be made to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Shona Robison, to come to meet with the Leader of Highland Council, Cllr Margaret Davidson and the four Skye councillors on behalf of the Skye and Raasay Committee to request that the 24/7 NHS Emergency Cover be reinstated for Portree and North Skye.

The meeting with the four Skye councillors will also include Members from Ward 5 (Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh).

Members agreed the approach to the Cabinet Secretary following discussion on a motion to the Meeting of The Highland Council on Thursday 29 June from 3 Skye Councillors; Cllr Calum MacLeod, Cllr Ronald MacDonald and Cllr John Gordon  which stated: “The people of Skye and Raasay are asking for 24/7 NHS Emergency Cover to be reinstated for Portree and North Skye. The people of Skye and Raasay also have widespread unease about the NHS Highland redesign process with many key questions remaining unanswered.

Since these unanswered questions relate literally to life and death issues, we ask the Highland Council to approach the Cabinet Secretary for Health & Sport, Shona Robison, to come to meet with the Leader of Highland Council and with the four Skye Councillors on behalf of the Isle of Skye and Raasay Committee.”

Members also discussed the NHS response tabled to the Council from NHS Highland’s Chair David Alston.

Local police took to Twitter today (Monday 3 July) to appeal for help to find a missing walker.

A 52 year-old male was separated from his friend in the Trotternish Peninsula.  He was wearing a blue jacket, black trousers and a green rucksack.

The missing walker was traced safe and well.  

A 60 year-old male sustained head injuries by Loch Coruisk on Saturday 1 July.

The coastguard helicopter and Kyle Coastguard Rescue Team were tasked to assist the man who had received head injuries from his fall.

The casualty was taken to Broadford Hospital.

Kate Forbes MSP is seeking to hear views from constituents regarding a summer surgery tour.

The MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, which includes Dingwall, the Black Isle, Loch Ness and the Great Glen, is planning a whistle-stop tour of the entire constituency as part of her plans for the summer recess. 

Kate Forbes MSP said she was particularly keen to meet with local community organisations and businesses, whose views will help shape her priorities for the year ahead in the Scottish Parliament. 

From the end of July to the end of August, she will be meeting with community organisations, businesses and members of the public across the region. 

Kate Forbes MSP said: “I have always maintained that I have the most beautiful and constituency in Scotland, if not the world, which is home to some of the most enterprising communities. 

“It is a privilege for me to serve as MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch. 

Four people from Flodigarry Hotel received an award for their heroism and bravery.

Elizabeth and Paulus Temming, owners of Flodigarry Hotel, along with their employees, Mark Thornber and Leon Passveer, were presented with a Society for the Protection of Life from Fire Award at Portree Police Officeon Friday 30 June.

A fire broke out on site in one of their co-worker's caravan, Darren Neville. Given the very remote location of the fire - and the severity of the fire and smoke - it's clear that the swift and brave actions of those involved in rescuing Darren undoubtedly saved his life.