A Sabhal Mor Ostaig tutor has been awarded an MBE as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Ms Christine Mary Primrose, originally from Carloway, received recognition for services to Gaelic Music to Culture and to Education in Scotland and Internationally.

Ms Primrose told The Skye Times: "I am delighted to be given this award.  I feel it recognises the great tradition of Gaelic song, the tradition bearers of the past and those  who  are still  keeping it alive.  It shows the strength of the tradition and how it still expresses emotions that resonate today.”

The full results have been released for the Isle of Skye Half Marathon, held on Saturday 9 June.

A new record was set by winner, Cameron Milne, who completed the run in 1 hour 9 minutes and 10 seconds.

The first lady across the line was Ellie Buchan in 1 hour 27 minutes and 35 seconds.

The full race results can be viewed here.

Results for the Skye Half Marathon Fun Run have now been released.

Over 100 runners took part in the race from Portree High School to the cattle pens and back.  

The prizes were distributed by Kate Forbes, MSP.

Local police are appealing for help to trace a missing man.

28 year-old Daniel Buckner has been reported missing by family on Skye whilst travelling in Darwin, Australia.

Police say that Daniel was last heard from on 21 May.  

Local police took to Twitter to ask for help in sharing their post across the globe to help make sure Daniel has safe and well.

 

Kate Forbes MSP distributed the prizes for the winners of the Fun Run today (Saturday 9 June.)

The Fun Run racers started just after the Half Marathon runners left the finish line.

The winner of the boys 5-8 section was Ryan Dunkel with a time of 8 minutes and 20 seconds.  In the same age group, Isla Preston was the first girl with a time of 9 minutes and 58 seconds.

 

A new course record was set at the Isle of Skye Half Marathon today (Saturday 9 June.)

An unprecedented number of racers took to the streets to complete the course.

The record was set by race winner, Cameron Milne, who won with a superb time of 1 hour 9 minutes and 10 seconds.  This was Mr Milne's first time racing the Half Marathon.  He described the course as "really tough" but said he "enjoyed every minute."  

Làithean Cultar (Culture Days) were organised this week on 6 – 7 June by the Highland Council Gaelic Team and Bun-Sgoil Ghàidhlig Phort Rìgh.

Established actors, authors, dancers, story tellers, artists, sports leaders, singers and musicians in the national Gaelic and cultural sector led the Làithean Cultar sessions.

Head Teacher Mrs Flora Guidi, said: “The Làithean Cultar were a huge success on many levels; especially as the whole school including the Sgoil Araich participated and every child had the opportunity to take part in the sessions, which included, dance, creative writing, sports, drama, story- telling, art, and Gaelic Rap music.

“All the sessions where held through the medium of Gaelic and the Làithean Cultar were educational, informative and fun. The young people enjoyed participating and they also learnt from authors, writers, actors, singers, sports leaders, and artists.”

It's not all about running at the Skye Half Marathon - it's also going to be about replacing lost calories!

A street food festival, held in conjunction with the Skye Food and Drink Festival on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 of June, will take place.  

The concept came from organiser, Sam Crowe, and Skye Connect's Alistair Danter.  Sam told The Skye Times: "I had been to another event that had a really cool stall selling Indian food and it was such a lovely thing to find.  So, between Alistair and I, we hatched this concept."

Appearing at the festival will be food and drink with Thai flavours, Scottish tangs and American inspiration.  Fresh Revolution Burritos, Thai Skye, Buth Bheag, isle of Skye Ice Cream, Dede's Asian and American inspired stall, Cakey Pangs Bake House, Isle of Skye Bakery and DAE's charity stall.  

Sam continued: "We would love folk to come along and enjoy this aspect of the event, even if they are not running."

Find out more here.

The Skye and Lochalsh Citizens Advice Bureau are the first in Scotland to receive recognition for their high standards in three main areas.

Their skill with housing, welfare and money advice has been acknowledged by the Scottish Government when they were awarded "The Scottish National Standards in information Advice" accreditation - making them the first and, as yet, only CAB in Scotland to receive this accolade for all three areas.

 

Ian Blackford MP stated: "This is great news for them, as I know they are a very dedicated and caring team who work hard to help their clients.

"It is also extra good news as it comes during Volunteer Week as we appreciate the role of volunteers who make it possible for many organisations to function, such as the CAB Service.

"My special congratulations to everyone in the Skye and Lochalsh CAB team on achieving this award and to volunteers everywhere."

Anyone watching the third episode of Scotland From The Sky will have seen a boat, built by Plockton pupils, appearing on screen.

Owned by James Phimister, the boat was built by Plockton High School pupils in 2013 in the Am Bata project, enabling young people to learn about boat building.

James told The Skye Times: "The episode featuring the Viking canal also featured my boat, Venn.  Last June, I was approached by the BBC as they required a rowing boat to do some filming."

He continued: "We basically sat and waited for high tide, but it wasn't high enough to get into the loch - so it is filmed like we're relaunching the boat from the loch and rowing out from the canal."

James' boat has already had its share of stardom, appearing in Danny MacAskill's The Ridge video - and, recently, a Spanish elopement at Eilean Donan Castle.