Billed as one of the world’s most scenic races the Skye half marathon takes to the roads around Portree this week-end.
Some 800 runners have entered the event forcing organisers to close the entry list way back in April and those disappointed at missing out are already being told to await the opening of the 2017 race.
However, for those not actually taking part in the big event they should be aware that some road closures are being put in place to ensure safety for the competitors.
These involve the B855 Portree – Bracadale Road, C1233 Carbost – Peiness road and the B8036 Skeabost Bridge – Kensaleyre Road. While pedestrian access and access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times for all other traffic the routes will effectively be closed off from 10.15am on Saturday (June 11) until 13.30 hours on the same day. Event organisers do however, have the power to remove road closure signage from each section of road as the race progresses.
According to the Highland Council an alternative route, during the enforcement times, is available via the A87 uig trunk road, the A863 Sligachan – Dunvegan or A850 Borve – Dunvegan Road.