Friday, November 15, 2019
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A UK-wide issue is currently affecting the supply of children's flu vaccinations.

Health boards are receiving fewer vaccines than needed due to the nationwide wide shortage of the nasal spray, Fluenz Tetra.

A spokesperson for NHS Highland told Skye Times Online: "The current child flu vaccine supply will be prioritised for children aged between 2-5 years old (aged 2 on September 1st 2019 and not yet in school) and those aged 5-18 years with underlying health conditions.

A tourist tax on overnight stays is 'the Scottish Government's initial position,' it has been revealed.

SkyeConnect Board member, Clare Winskill attended a tourist tax or Transient Visitor Levy (TVL) drop-in session.

The session was hosted by Scottish Government officials at the West Highland College in Portree on Tuesday 12 November.  

Clare noted: “I was disappointed to find that on questioning the government’s representatives, the possibility of the TVL being applied to tourism activities other than ‘overnight stays’ appears to have been ruled out for the moment.

A yacht broke free from its mooring and drifted onto the rocks at Kyleakin yesterday afternoon (Thursday 14 November.)

Kyle RNLI were paged at 4:17pm and took the yacht under tow into Kyleakin harbour.

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