Thursday, October 17, 2019
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A 72-year-old man with dementia is missing from the Inverarish area of Raasay.

Alistair Lovie was last seen walking at a disused mine area north of Inverarish about 11:00 am on Sunday the 31st of March 2019.

He is described as 5ft 10, medium build with brown hair and blue eyes. When last seen he was wearing a black jacket, jeans, a black cap, a blue shirt and a red jumper.

A Skye Mountain Rescue volunteer has died after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Andy Law was setting up a children's nature project on a hillside near his home on Wednesday 27 March.

Fellow rescuers were called out to assist at around 3:45pm - unaware it was one of their team who was taken ill.

Andy was airlifted to Broadford Hospital, where he was sadly pronounced dead - despite the valiant efforts of all involved.

A family home on Skye has made the shortlist of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) 2019 awards.

The list features a range of 19 projects throughout Scotland.  

The Black House on Skye comes from Dualchas Architects Ltd for a private client.  

It's not just the clocks that change with the coming of spring - it's the CalMac timetable too!

The ferry operators have switched to their summer timetable today.

The timetable can be found here.

A partnership between CalMac and Glasgow City College has been acknowledged when the College won the 2019 Association of Colleges' (AoC) Beacon Award.

The college won in the City & Guilds College Engagement with Employers category for its training and apprenticeship partnership with the ferry company.

The Beacon assessors consider this an "outstanding project" – offering meaningful employment to young people in remote island communities.

A group from France will be spending their only day on Skye on a clean-up mission.

33 agriculture students and four leaders will be aiming to clean the beach at Torrin.

The group will also be performing research on behalf of Surfers Against Sewage.  

Help was enlisted from the RSPB, Matt Harrison of I Love Skye and Gill Houlsby of Skye Marine Matters.  

The clean-up is scheduled for Sunday 31 March.

Image above: Matt (third from the left) and the crew of helpers at the Skinadin layby clean up in January 2018.  

A major redevelopment project has been planned for two blocks of flats in Portree.

15 new flats could replace the two blocks in Cruachan Place, behind the Primary School.

Highland Council say the project will be submitted for planning permission shortly.  

The Council also stated the project will require them to move all tenants out from the flats by October 2019, in order to allow for demolition.  

A model of one of CalMac's 7800-tonne ferries has proven to be popular.

More than 400 of the models have been sold in the 10 days since its launch.

The model of the MV Loch Seaforth replicates the ferry launched in 2014 that travels between Ullapool and Stornoway.  

The 37cm long model is built using 310 plastic construction bricks with realistic features such as lifeboats all wrapped up in the iconic CalMac branding.

A Skye photographer has made it to the shortlist of Kate Forbes' photography competition.

Adrian Trendall is one of five whose photographs made it to the final shortlist of the "Made in the Highlands" themed competition.

Mr Trendall, whose entry was the Black Cuillin Sunset, added: "I am delighted that 'Black Cuillin Sunset' has been shortlisted in such a prestigious competition.

"As a mountain guide and photographer living on Skye, it is a fantastic feeling to share my office with a wider audience."

Lukas Bornheim from Fort William, Ellen Kammerath from Acharacle, Stuart Lilley from Laggan in Badenoch, Kyle MacIntyre from Fort William are the other finalists.

The Dunvegan Castle 10k was won by Kenny MacGruer on Saturday 23 March.

Kenny is from Caithness-based North Highland Harriers.  He completed the run in 37 minutes and 59.6 seconds.  

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