Friday, January 18, 2019
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Police Scotland is appealing to the public for any information they have which could help trace Donald Stewart Snr. 47 and Donald Stewart Jnr, 24. Recent information suggests the male Donald Stewart Snr is in the Skye area. He should not be approached and any sightings should be reported to the police on 101.

Both men urgently require to be traced in order to assist police with their investigations into a serious incident which took place in Inverness on Sunday, August 18, 2018.

Above: Staffin Primary pupil Hamish plays a nervous Mòd Competitior in Mòd Màiri

Skye and Lochalsh have a strong representation in the 2019 FilmG competition with several short films making it to the shortlists. 

Bun-sgoil Stafainn in Trotternish is shortlisted for the Best Youth Group Film. The northenders are no strangers to Mòd madness, as is proven in their film “Mòd Màiri” in which P7 pupil Willow Ferguson plays Màiri, a young girl who gives viewers a run-down of the different breeds of Mòd parent – from the super-competitive to the super-scatty!

Staffin teacher, Josie MacLeod, told Skye Times Online that the film was made with pupils, parents, Sgoil Àraich and teachers.  She stated: "We are delighted that we have made the shortlist in our category- community youth film.  We are also in the top ten for People's Choice Awards. This involves a public vote where people can vote daily up until the 25th of January."

A Creative Scotland funded initiative, Tasgadh, will continue to offer small grants of up to £1,000 to organisations and individuals involved in Scottish Traditional Arts. 

The fund is managed by Fèisean nan Gàidheal on behalf of Creative Scotland to provide support for traditional artists and organisations to create, perform, tour and showcase work. Professional development applications can also be supported though the fund.

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