A large scale search is taking place for a fisherman who is currently missing today (Monday 20 November.)

Portree Lifeboat was launched at 2:33pm today to Applecross, where a fishing boat was found on the rocks.

Numerous other vessels have responded to the emergency, including Kyle of Lochalsh RNLI, HM Coastguard helicopter and Applecross Rescue Team.

Ardvasar Hotel sees temporary closure under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.  

The Hotel Management have apologised for any inconvenience and hope to get the hotel reopened as soon as it is safe to do so.


125 years of Skye shinty was celebrated under sparkling lights on Saturday 25 November.

The Shinty Ball was held in the Portree Community Centre, starting with a drinks reception.  

Skye Camanachd Social Club chairman, Douglas MacDougall, opened the evening and welcomed the many in attendance.

There was nationwide admiration and support over the weekend for Skye and Lochaber Police as they used their Twitter feed to appeal directly to women who are the victims of violence and intimidation in their own homes.

In a series of co-ordinated tweets, they addressed “A letter to a young woman in #Skye” saying “We know you follow this account and want you to see this. We’ve told you previously that we think you are at risk of domestic abuse from your partner.

“You might not see us, you might not even like us being involved but we are always thinking about how we can help you

Gwen Culbertson and Mairi Macdonald pictured with journalist Torquil Crichton, Donald 'Ryno' Morrison of Storlann, and Cathy Macdonald

A website of resources for Gaelic Medium Education, run by two primary school teachers from Skye, has won for the Scottish Gaelic Award for Innovation in Education, after being shortlisted last year.

The website, Lasadh, is managed by Gaelic educational resources organisation Stòrlann Nàiseanta na Gàidhlig and led by teachers Gwen Culbertson and Mairi Macdonald, who both teach in Bun-sgoil Shleite.

The streets will be filled with Santas of all shapes and sizes, as the Skye Santa Dash returns this year.

The fun run will take place on Saturday 16 December.

The two mile run will raise funds for Crossroads Care Skye and Lochalsh.  

The chosen charity in 2016 was Skye Mountain Rescue.  

Anyone who wishes to entre the run can do so here.

The Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre will be closed for the morning of Friday 24 November.

The Centre will reopen in the afternoon from 2pm tp 5pm.

Highland Council have issued a dangerous building notice for the Inverness Retail Park.

The notice follows an incident on Tuesday 14 November where two glass panels fell from a shop window and injured a visitor.  

Highland Council say the park cannot reopen until measures have been put in place to meet the conditions of the notice to make the site safe.

Phil the Barber will make a welcome return to business later in November.

He will be operating from Monday 20 November at Portree Community Centre.  

New methods to prevent sea eagles from preying on lambs are to be trialled on Skye.

The scheme involves the use of audio or light-based devices to scare the birds away from lambs.

Scottish Natural Heritage is working with other organisations, such as Forest Enterprise Scotland, on the trials.

The methods will also be trialled in Argyll.