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Extra funding has been approved for further Stromeferry works.

Members of The Highland Council’s Environment, Development and Infrastructure (EDI) Committee have approved an additional £2.185 million for further remedial rock stabilisation works. They have also agreed the formation of a Cross Party Options Selection Group to consider the recommendation of the preferred long term solution for a bypass.

A one vehicle road traffic collision took place today (Thursday 31 January.)

The crash took place on the A87 near Sligachan.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland told Skye Times Online that the accident was reported at 11:45am.  The vehicle involved, a blue Ford Fiesta, is to be recovered.  

Police said two occupants from the car were taken to Broadford Hospital.  

 

 

Incidents of Anti-Social Behaviour in the Highlands have risen by 79% in the last year, according the latest statistics from Police Scotland.

In the six-month period from April-September 2018 there were 6163 recorded incidents of anti-social behaviour, rising from 3,445 incidents during the same six-month period in 2017.

On average that means there are around 33 incidents of anti-social behaviour in the region per day.

Two primary schools and a nursery will be opening late today (Thursday 31 January.)

Dunvegan Nursery, Dunvegan Primary and Edinbane Primary will all be opening two hours later than usual today.  

Throughout the Highlands, a total of two secondary schools, 11 primary schools and seven nurseries are closed or opening late after the icy weather.  

 

 

A number of schools have been closed today (Wednesday 30 January).

Broadford Nursery, Carbost Nursery, Carbost Primary, Dunvegan Nursery, Dunvegan Primary, Edinbane Primary, Elgol Primary, Kilmuir Primary Nursery, Kilmuir Primary, Macdiarmid Primary, Macdiarmid Primary Nursery, Plockton High School, Plockton Primary, Staffin Primary, Staffin Primary Nursery and Struan Primary are all closed.

Broadford Primary and Sleat Primary School will open at 11am today.

The yellow weather warning is in place until 11am today.

 

People who are at greater risk from the effects of flu are being urged to prioritise getting their flu vaccine.

The vaccine is still available, and those eligible in the NHS Highland area who still have not received it are being advised not to delay making an appointment with their GP to ensure they are protected.

The flu vaccine, available free to those with health conditions, those over 65 and pregnant women, remains the best defence against the virus.

Coastguard Rescue Teams from Skye were in the midst of training on Saturday (January 26th) when a real emergency began to unfold in Uig harbour.

A Met Office warning has been issued for snow and ice.

The Yellow Warning will cover Skye and Lochalsh and is expected to last from Saturday 26 January at 9pm until Sunday 27 at 12pm.  

Snow and ice is expected across the area, with blizzards possible on high ground, the experts say.

Transport is likely to be affected by the snow and icy surfaces on roads and pavements could lead to an increased risk of accidents, the warning says.

The Fairy Pools car park could receive a toilet block with an office and kitchen area, if a planning application submitted to Highland Council is given the go ahead.

This will mark the second phase of the car park redevelopments.  

It is said that the new building will fit in with the surrounding landscapes.  It is proposed to use natural materials to finish it, such as cladding the walls in larch.  

A Skye project has taken a step forward following a funding award.

The Skye Cycle Way has received £54,000 to carry out survey work and feasibility studies along the route between the Skye Bridge and Broadford.

The route will link to Kyle of Lochalsh railway station via an existing cycle path on the Skye Bridge, creating a safe and sustainable route onto the Isle of Skye. The project is organised by volunteers under the umbrella of Broadford & Strath Community Company (BSCC).

The funding has been provided by sustainable transport charity Sustrans, through the Scottish Government and Transport Scotland funded Community Links programme.  The grant will help identify any technical issues before concept design can begin. Tenders for the work, which includes ecological, engineering and archaeological surveys, will be advertised in early February 2019 on the Public Contracts Scotland website. Suitably qualified local firms are welcome to apply.

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