Friday, May 24, 2019
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The iconic paddle steamer, Waverley, has been withdrawn from service.

It was previously announced that the vessel needed extensive repairs to her boilers.

It has now been decided that the paddle steamer will need new boilers, if she is to carry on.  

An eight week long maintenance project will take place on the two bridges that make up the Skye crossing.

The project will see expansion joints replaced on both bridges.  

The £600,000 project will begin on Monday 13 May.  Temporary traffic lights will be in place at various periods throughout the project.  

BEAR Scotland have said: "Expansion joints are essential components on large bridges such as the Skye Bridge Crossing, as some bridge sections can move by up to 24cm during changes in temperature between the summer and winter months.

Members of the Broadford community are encouraged to have their say on the kind of housing they need.

Lochalsh & Skye Housing Association (LSHA) and The Highland Council are aiming to build 150 new homes over the next three years.

The Housing Association have asked the community what kind of housing would meet the needs of Broadford community.

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