The NHS Scotland mobile breast screening unit will be in Skye between May and July.

Women between the ages of 50 and 70 who are registered with medical practices in these areas will automatically be invited to attend breast screening on the mobile breast screening unit.
Women who are registered with GP practices in Skye and West Highland will receive their invitations in the coming months.

The mobile screening unit locations are as follows:
• Broadford – at Broadford Medical Practice, High Road, Skye from Tuesday, 8th May 2018 until Tuesday, 22nd May 2018
• Portree – at Jansvans, 5-6 Broom Place, Skye from  Wednesday, 23rd May 2018 until Wednesday, 4th July 2018
• Kyle of Lochalsh – at the Community Hall, Kyleachin roundabout, Skye from Thursday, 5th July 2018 until Friday, 20th July 2018


A vibrant programme of musical events will take place in the new café, Gasta at Armadale Castle.

In partnership with SEALL (Skye Events for All), Gaelic ‘supergroup’ Dàimh will perform on Saturday 26 May.

Taking their name from the Gaelic word for ‘kinship’, Daimh (pronounced Dive) have taken their contemporary take of Highland and Gaelic music to over 20 countries over the past two decades, setting audiences alight from Moscow to San Francisco. This intimate gig is bound to sell out early so people are advised to book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are available through SEALL.

On Friday 15 June, Armadale hosts the annual Donald MacDonald Quaich Piobaireachd Competition. Five pipers from across Scotland will perform in the annual competition named in honour of the revered 19th century piping pioneer. The following day sees a recital by finalists from the Princess Margaret of the Isles Clarsach (Scottish Harp) Competition. Performances will include traditional and contemporary music, and will be judged by a panel of experts.

Armadale Castle, Gardens and Museum have announced their programme for 2018.

The programme includes an exhibition on World War I, work by Sleat Primary School and a musical programme.

"Coming Home: World War I in the Highlands" is the theme for the temporary exhibitions gallery in Armadale’s Museum of the Isles this year.  The programme is a collaboration with High Life Highland, who operate venues such as Inverness Museum & Art Gallery.

Museum staff worked with Bun-sgoil Shleite pupils and professional animator Henry Cruickshank to develop three short animated films about Skye and WWI and the effects it had on the community. After a day researching at the Museum, the children were inspired to create three stories: "The unlikely friends" (focusing on Raasay iron mines and prisoners of war); "Donald’s After War Experience" (focusing on a local man who left the island for work); and "The Dad that never came home" (focusing on the sinking of the Iolaire). Drawn, written and narrated by the pupils in Gaelic with English subtitles, the films will be shown in the Museum of the Isles from 26 March and will also go on tour to museums across the Highlands as part of the High Life Highland travelling exhibition.