The Farm Advisory Service (FAS) are running a FREE course in Dunvegan on pig keeping on 1st August - Are Pigs for You?

The day course covers all aspects of pig keeping from land choice to marketing and includes a practical session. Booking is essential as lunch is included, to confirm your place or for more details ring Portree 01478 612993, alternatively you can book on the FAS website 

Renowned artist, Pam Carter, will be returning to Skye for her annual exhibition.

The exhibition has been a regular event for the past 26 years.  

Pam stated: "I retreat every so often to my cottage on the shores of Camus Cross. My studio there overlooks the Sound of Sleat to Knoydart, where the ever changing light has been the source of inspiration for many paintings.

"This year I will be hosting my exhibition at Gallery An Talla Dearg as usual, where I set up my pop up studio and paint there at the same time. Twinning this exhibition and continuing the Skye Connection, The Grilli Gallery will be hosting a solo show of my work at the Edinburgh Festival. This is a prestigious time to show my work."

A free drop in event will give housing information, advice and support to people.

Housing Options Scotland will be bringing the support to disabled people, older people, disabled veterans and those who support them.  

Moira Bayne, CEO of Housing Options Scotland says: "We are delighted to be coming to Skye as part of our tour. Older people, disabled people/families, disabled veterans and their carers, will have the opportunity to learn about the housing options open to them. They will be able to speak face-to-face about their situation with trained professionals and engage with our trained peer support volunteers who have themselves been through the journey of trying to find the right house in the right place. They will also have the opportunity to speak to local and national organisations who work with disabled people, older people, disabled veterans and those who support them."