Dr Hugh Dan MacLennan and Norman Macdonald will be celebrating Skye shinty with illustrated talks.

The talks will focus on the key Skye personalities who contributed to shinty at a national level.  

Those featured in the presentation by Dr Hugh Dan MacLennan will include Peter M Macleod, John ‘the Kaid’ Maclean and Roderick Boyd; while Norman Macdonald will focus on the Skye men who became Chiefs and Presidents of the Camanachd Association.

There is no charge to attend the event and there will also be an opportunity to see the Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre's current exhibition: ‘Celebrating 125 Years of Skye Camanachd’.

The event will be held at the Archive Centre in Portree on Wednesday 21 February at 11am to 12:30pm.

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To mark the centenary of women receiving the right to vote, ATLAS Arts will hold a series of events in 2018.

In 1918, the right to vote came as a result of intense campaigning.  Although women still had to be over thirty and meet minimum property qualifications, the  the Representation of the People Act, 1918, fundamentally marked a shift in the voter demographic (8 million women could now vote) and paved the way for further changes towards voting equality.

Some of the ATLAS Arts events will focus on addressing the gender imbalance on Wikipedia by hosting ‘edit-a-thons’, with the specific aim to create articles for women of Skye who have been overlooked, as well as improving existing content for those who already feature.

In working with Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre, ATLAS Arts will be able to explore first-hand accounts of women such as Ann Mackinnon from Waternish, who was awarded the Croix de Guerre (France’s highest military award) for bravery in continuing to care for the sick under enemy fire. We will also consider stories of women who are alive today and welcome your ideas as to who should be included.

March 3 will see Skye and Lochalsh Running and Athletics Club hosting the Sconser 10k Road Race.

Registration will take place at 11am-11:30am at Sconser Golf Club, with the race beginning at 12pm from Moll Road end.  

The route will consist of a 10k run around the Moll road and back to Sconser Golf Club.