The annual Dunvegan Castle 10k & Fun Run will once again come under starter's orders next week-end (Saturday 29th April)

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Meanwhile marshalls are still being sought by the organisers who can be contacted by their Facebook page.

Just days after returning to service the Skye ferry will not be operating on Thursday 27 April.

The community run ferry company behind the operation of the Glenachulish, the last manually operated turntable ferry in the world, say she needs to go back to Kishorn where she spent much of the winter being re-fitted and a new deck house installed.

Casting around for new business?  Then a planned Meet the Supplier session could be a good place to be.

On Wednesday 26 April, from 6.30pm-8.30pm, Marine Harvest are hosting the event at Kyleakin Community Hall as they look to find local suppliers for their needs.

Main contractors for the planned new Alltanavaig feed mill project, will be on hand covering a range of specialities from  mechanical and electrical installation to raw material silos and the processing oil tanks, plus civil contractors for both the main and marine structures.

Sleat has suffered another and significant transport link setback with the news that its public bus service has been cut.

As well as on going difficulties with the Calmac ferry service between Mallaig and Armadale, which is said to be impacting on local businesses, Sleat Community Council say that the south end of Skye has now effectively been left without a commercial bus service.

Based on what they say is information  received from the Highland Council Public Transport Team and Stagecoach Ltd, the Community Council said: "Due to on-going contractual issues between Highland Council and its public bus services with effect from Monday 24th April there will be NO commercial bus service operating between Armadale/Broadford/Portree.

The Highland Folk Museum, Achnagairn Castle and Tour Skye Ltd are among 37 of the region’s top tourism businesses who are heading to Scotland’s biggest travel trade event in Glasgow next week.

VisitScotland Expo, which takes place at the Scottish Events Campus (SEC) on 26 and 27 April, will be the 38th staging of Scotland’s biggest business-to-business event for the travel trade.

The national tourism organisation’s flagship show will give 276 Scottish tourism businesses – including accommodation providers, visitor attractions and activity providers – from every corner of the country the chance to showcase their products and services to more than 600 tour operators and travel agents from all over the world.

Minginish Community Hall Association are holding a drop in session on Monday 24th April between 12.30pm and 7pm to show the planned designs for the new car park at the Fairy Pools.

Project Officer Richard Powell will be there all day to answer questions along with others from MCHA. 

Notification about the show

Skye looks to have lost its annual showcase for classic and custom built cars, motorcycles and trikes.

Last month founder and chief organiser of the Skye Wheel Nuts show, Ricco Perri, warned that he would pull the plug on the event unless new faces came forward to run it.

Now a notice has gone up on social media confirming that the show, orginally listed for August 5, has been cancelled.

Mairead Hamilton, winner of MG ALBA’s scholarship in 2016, trainee director on the set of BBC ALBA’s Bannan (picture credit, Cailean Maclean).

As part of MG ALBA’s strategy to provide training and support for Gaelic writers, the Gaelic Media Service (MG ALBA) is offering talented Gaelic writers the opportunity to apply for its coveted scholarship to study television fiction writing at Glasgow Caledonian University.

The MA Television Fiction Writing course is the only dedicated one year postgraduate programme of its type in the UK, providing aspiring screenwriters with the tools to embark upon or strengthen their career in television fiction writing, and MG ALBA are supporting a placement on the course for one Gaelic speaker.  An option to undertake the course on a part-time basis over two years is also available.

The course is taught by a combination of leading TV scriptwriters and academic staff including course lecturer Professor Ann Marie Di Mambro whose credits include EastEnders, Casualty and River City, and Chris Dolan, author and playwright, whose credits include River City, Taggart and taking Inspector Rebus to radio for BBC Radio 4.

Social media may have stretched Skye's world famous Fairy Pools to breaking point but now it could be their saviour.

For locals who have rallied round to try and bring about much needed improvements have turned to the internet to help achieve their aims.

A Facebook page and donation website have been set up as the Minginish community aim  to reach a £10,000 target which would go towards expanding car parking facilities and relieving conjestion which impacts on visitors and locals alike.

Via social media the local fund-raisers say: "The Fairy Pools is a beautiful and world-famous attraction on the Isle of Skye. In recent years, the increase in visitor numbers has stretched the limited facilities well beyond their capacity.

Pictured with Lucky2BHere's Ross Cowie is Trevor Robinson from the Stenna Carron Drilling ship

Crew members on-board a massive drilling ship have dug deep, into their own pockets, to support a life saving Skye charity.

A £1,000 donation has been handed over to Lucky2BHere thanks to the charity fund-raising events staged aboard the giant Stena Carron. With overall length of 228 metres and a gross tonnage of 58294 tons the huge vessel operates in seas around the world.

The Stenna Carron

Now the money raised will go towards the charity's potentially life-saving training in schools.