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
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.
The first of the year's deliciously Tasty and Wild Treasure Hunts at Kinloch will appeal to foodies – and their families – looking for something a little bit different this Easter. On the shore of tranquil Loch Na Dal, surrounded by native and abundant forest, the hunting lodge's grounds are perfectly positioned to provide bountiful foraging.
On Easter Sunday, foraging aficionado, Mitch Partridge, will demonstrate what can be unearthed, sharing his local knowledge and 'craic'. The crop depends on the season but with every step there are mouth-watering morsels to be uncovered; edible mushrooms, wild garlic and sorrel in the forest, and along the shoreline, delicious seaweeds, mussels, samphire and the unappetising sounding, but totally scrumptious, scurvy grass.
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