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The Isle of Skye Brewing Company have purchased another brewery and beer brands, it has been announced today (Friday 28 June.)

The Skye brewery has added Stirling-based Black Wolf Brewery Limited and their beer brands to their family.

A new trail launched today (Friday 28 June) will link whale-watching sites on Lewis, Harris, Skye, Barra and beyond.

The initiative, which includes over 30 sites, aims to showcase Scotland's west coast as a top destination for low-impact marine wildlife watching from land.  

Launched by the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust, the trail includes lighthouses at the Butt of Lewis on the Isle of Lewis, Eilean Glas on the Isle of Scalpay, and the UK mainland’s most westerly point at Ardnamurchan Lighthouse.

A two-car collision on the Clisham mountain road in Harris led to two visitors believed to be from Skye being treated in hospital in Stornoway yesterday afternoon (Wednesday June 27th).
 
Emergency services were called to the A859 just south of the Clisham summit at 5pm, where the two cars had been involved in an accident. 

The RNLI came to the aid of a local fishing boat today (Thursday 27 June.)

The lifeboat launched at 12:55pm to assist the fishing boat, which had suffered mechanical failure.

A man was assaulted in Broadford during the early hours of Sunday 23 June.

Police say the man has sustained facial injuries during the incident, which occurred outside Strath House.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 citing incident reference NP1821/19.  

A 57-year-old man has been traced following a police appeal for information.

John McRae was last seen in the Inverinate area on Tuesday 25 June after going for a walk.

Police officers have confirmed that Mr McRae has been traced.  

They have thanked everyone who shared their appeal.

 

(According to a comment on The Skye Times OnLine Facebook page, John McCrae. has now been traced - this has not been officially confirmed by 0708)

Early this morning police (Wednesday June 26th) officers in Kyle of Lochalsh were appealing for information to help trace John McCrae.

Mr McCrae has been reported missing from his home address in the Inverinate area.

The 57-year-old was last seen at around 1900 hours yesterday (Tuesday, June 25th) having gone for a walk in the local area.

Portree Lifeboat came to the aid of a yacht in Portree Bay today (Tuesday 25 June).

The yacht was dragging its anchor in the bay area.

The public are asked to nominate noteworthy individuals to be celebrated with a plaque.

Nominations have now opened for the 2019 National Commemorative Plaque scheme.  

Historic Environment Scotland (HES), who administer the scheme, are asking the public to nominate individuals from Scottish public life.

A series of creative workshops, along with an exhibition, were held last month.  

The events are especially aimed at older people living on Skye and come from Tha Seo Math Dhuibh – Good for You and Luminate, Scotland’s Creative Ageing Organisation.

As part of a collaboration between Tha Seo Math Dhuibh – Good for You and Luminate, artists Helen Danter and Kate McMorrine recently ran a series of workshops called ‘Is e Seo mo Sgeul – My Object, My Story’.  These events were part of the Luminate Festival, which took place across Scotland from 1-31 May 2019.

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