Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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Hopes are high that Portree Hospital will be fully operational soon.

Next week the Scottish Government’s Health Secretary will visit the Isle of Skye at the invitation of constituency MSP Kate Forbes.

On Monday 27 May, Jeane Freeman MSP is expected to meet with healthcare campaigners, as well as patients and staff at Portree Hospital, Broadford Hospital and Lochalsh Healthcare Centre.

The visit to Portree Hospital is particularly significant, following Sir Lewis Ritchie’s review on healthcare provision, which categorically stated that the hospital in Skye’s biggest population centre must remain open.


Two Skye sisters will be running a 5k in memory of their grandmother.  

Hannah and Morven Shankie and their boyfriends, Kurk and Steven, will be taking part in the Inverness 5k on 26 May 2019.

The sisters will be raising money for Cancer Research UK during their Race for Life run.  

A woman is appealing for help to find her missing camera.

Lily Mika visited Skye on 16 May and left her camera near Sligachan.

Apart from the sentimental value of the photographs, Lily has also lost all the images that make up a photo project.  Lily told Skye Times Online: "I'm taking artistic topless photos in the most beautiful places that I visit.  

"My goal is to publish a book with these pictures to empower women, encourage them to become more free and confident to do what they want.

"I also want to raise awareness about breast cancer.

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