Saturday, December 07, 2019
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The newly-launched Hebridean Whale Trail was named a finalist for the New National Treasure (UK) Award.

Launched by the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust, the trail is the first of its kind in the UK and connects 33 places for land-based viewing of whales, dolphins and porpoises.

54 affordable homes are planned for Broadford.

The development, proposed by the Lochalsh and Skye Housing Association, has recently been submitted for approval.

A spokesperson from Lochalsh and Skye Housing Association told Skye Times Online: "Our project architect has recently lodged a Planning in Principle application for a total of 54 homes for affordable rent at Campbell's Farm in Broadford.

A two week-long refurbishment of Scalpay's electricity network took place recently.

The SSEN's recent upgrade saw the team commute to the site every day to ensure the island’s 5km of electricity network was ready for winter.

The 16 members of SSEN staff, including members of the tree-cutting and overhead lines teams, focussed on cutting away branches that had grown too close to the electricity lines; replacing three wooden poles which carry the overhead lines; undergrounding 400m of Low Voltage overhead line which had previously been damaged by high winds and replacing the original pole mounted transformers.

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