A new record was set at the Quiraing 10k race today (Saturday 11 August.)

The previous record of 31 minutes and 2 seconds was beaten by Hugh Campbell, with his time of 30 minutes and 14 seconds.

The race formed part of Uig Gala and saw runners tackling one of Skye's many scenic 10k runs in order to claim the trophy.

The first lady was Sarah Jamieson with a time of 45 minutes and 14 seconds.

In second place overall was Dean Macleod, who completed the run in 35 minutes and 49 seconds.

Matt Deamer claimed third place with his time of 38 minutes and 15 seconds.

The full results can be found below:

A new record was set today (Saturday 11 August) at the Skye Bridge 10k.

The race was won by Jenny Bannerman, who beat a previous record set 16 years ago by Anne MacPhail.

Results have been released for a selection of competitions at the Skye Agricultural Show.

Held on Saturday 4 August, the community event had something for everyone to enjoy.

The competition results are as follows:

Police Scotland can confirm that the identity of the victim of a serious road traffic collision on the A87 on the Isle of Skye on Wednesday, August 8.

He was Ewen Mackay, 54, from the Teangue area of Skye.

His family has asked that the following statement is released through Police Scotland:

"We are heartbroken that Ewen has been taken from us.

"He was a devoted husband and father as well as a friend to many.

"As a family we would respectfully ask for privacy at this time."

Birds of prey, dogs, livestock and archery - there was something for everyone at the 2018 Skye Show on Saturday 4 August.

The event included a performance by the Isle of Skye Pipe Band in Portree Square.  They then marched up to the King George V Playing Field to play at the community event.

Leading Scottish fundraiser Bruce Tait is swapping his business suit for motorcycle leathers next month and taking fundraising training around the North of Scotland by bike.

The BTA Fundraising Essentials tour will see Bruce deliver a full day’s training in fundraising aimed specifically at charities north of Scotland’s Central Belt.

He’ll present eight sessions in communities where people would normally have to travel for training to places like Edinburgh or Glasgow.

He’ll be travelling for 10 days, biking over 800 miles, visiting four islands and speaking to dozens of charities based in rural areas. On 13th September Bruce will be at the Aros centre on Skye.

 

A visitor information sheet has been created by Portree Medical Centre.

The sheet, which is downloadable and printable, contains useful information for visitors.

Phone numbers for pharmacies, medical practices and dentists can all be found on the list, as well as information on what to do in an emergency.  

The list can be found here.

 

Work has started on the new Fairy Pools car park and toilet facilities.

The new car park will enable 130 parking spaces and will be built in two phases - enabling the facility to remain open to the public at all times.

The entire site is due to be completed early next year.

Kate Forbes MSP commented on this long-awaited congestion solution: “The most important people are local residents, whose lives have been disrupted by crazy parking on the side of the road and thoughtless littering. I hope that a brand new car park, toilets and amenities will resolve that.”

 

 Dogs, cattle, music, art - all of the above and more could be found at Dunvegan Show on Saturday 28 July.

The action-packed day had something for everyone, including archery, a spinning demonstration and lively music.

A highlight of the day was the many competitions, featuring artwork, photography and livestock to name just a few.

A draft Uig Development Brief has been launched by Highland Council.  

The consultation period will run for 8 weeks from now until 21 September 2018.

The Brief aims to provide a framework for physical development and transformation of the Uig Harbour area.  £30 million is expected to be invested by Transport Scotland in the Skye Triangle ferry service.  Improvements are expected to include a new ferry vessel and major upgrade of Uig Harbour.

Once approved in its final form, the Brief will provide a detailed planning policy framework which the Council will use to inform its decisions on any future planning applications.

Chair of the Isle of Skye and Raasay Area Committee, Cllr John Gordon said: "I’m pleased to see the development brief progress to the consultation stage as it will give the local community, businesses and other stakeholders an opportunity to influence the plan which will shape the future of the area for many years to come.