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A ‘capable and dedicated’ Coastguard officer was recognised yesterday (Wednesday June 12th) with the award of a long-service medal after twenty years of service.

HM Coastguard’s Coastal Operations Area Commander Murdo Macaulay has responsibility for area 18, which includes the Western Isles, Skye and Lochaber.

A multi-agency rescue was carried out after a man fell in the Quiraing area yesterday (Wednesday 12 June.)

The incident was reported around 12:30pm.

Police, Skye Mountain Rescue and HM Coastguard all attended to assist the man, who had suffered a suspected shoulder injury.

A Culture Day at Bun-Sgoil Ghàidhlig Phort Rìgh saw pupils learn rural skills.

This is the second year that established actors, authors, dancers, story tellers, artists, sports leaders, singers and musicians in the national Gaelic and cultural sector took part and lead the Làithean Cultar (Culture Days) sessions.

Three pupils who attended Gaelic Medium Education and who are currently pupils at Portree High Schools were tutors at the event.

Skilled dry stone dyker, Seumas Campbell, from Uig on the Isle of Skye, demonstrated the skills of stone masonry to an interested audience.

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