A training course in Portree will take place in November, with the aim of enabling Gaelic speakers to teach the language.

The course, Facilitation Skills (Gaelic Medium), will help those who attend to develop facilitation skills to be able to offer learning and training in Gaelic medium.


The programme aims to assist with developing coaching skills such as active listening and deep questioning; using the learning cycle to create enjoyable activities which create learning; creating safe learning environments in which participants feel comfortable and able to learn; reviewing directive and non-directive approaches to learning and training; designing and piloting a short learning session and experiencing learning in Gaelic medium.

With funding and support from Bòrd na Gàidhlig the programme is offered at at a cost of £50.


This programme is aimed at Gaelic speakers who would like to use Gaelic to provide learning or training, or to hold meetings or events in Gaelic. No previous experience of delivering training required.

The event will be held in Portree on the 28 and 29 of November from 10am to 4pm.  To find out more information, contact Lorna Jamieson on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website here.


Highland band, Skippinish, are heading to Portree later this year.

Having come storming back from the edge of existence when they lost their former lead singer in 2016, Skipinnish are powering through their biggest year yet. 

Having started 2017 with their hit single "Alive" which they followed with the Album, The Seventh Wave, the magic of this band's music and self - penned songs are enchanting more and more people from Scotland and across the world.

In October 2017, they stormed a full house of fans from across the world at the iconic Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow. The gig sold out in record time with the first 600 tickets selling in less than 10 minutes!

NHS Highland’s Technology Enabled Care team will be travelling across the north of Scotland to raise awareness of telecare services over the next few weeks.

The team will be heading to Ardvasar, Broadford, Minginish, Dunvegan, Staffin, Portree, Raasay and Kyle of Lochalsh.

Members of the public, carers, local community members and current telecare clients are invited to come along and find out more about the service.

The team would love to meet local communities to hear their views about the service and answer any questions.

Technology Enabled Care (TEC) uses technology to support people to self-manage their own health and stay happy, safe and independent in their own homes.

The NHS Highland Technology Enabled Care team offers both telecare and telehealth services. The service is available to any resident living in Highland.

Click here or call 01463 255917 to check when the team will be visiting your area in Highland.