Sleat Community Trust are asking locals to have their say on the name of the community shop.

The community will choose between "The Trading Post" and "Armadale Stores."

Serena Smart (Chair of Sleat Community Trading Company Ltd.) told The Skye Times: "The Ardvasar Stores in Ardvasar closed after long service to the Community of Sleat.

"The community thanks Carol and Billy Currie for all their work in providing a local store over many years.

"The Sleat Community Trust felt that it was vital to keep such a valued service in the community and bought fittings and consumables from the Ardvasar Store.

Local coastguards assisted a casualty with a broken ankle.

The casualty was a cruise ship passenger on the Isle of Canna.

Coastguard helicopter rescue 948 airlifted the patient off the island.

Canna Coastguard Rescue Team assisted with the patient transfer, while Portree Coastguard Rescue Team manned the HLS at Broadford, Isle of Skye - where the casualty was transferred to under care of the ambulance service.

The Trotternish Ridge Race took place on Saturday 3 June.

The race saw a new course record set by Finlay Wild, with a time of just over two a half hours.

The full results are as follows.

1. Finlay Wild (2:37:39) new course record

2. Andy Fallas (2:43:30)

3. Douglas Tullie (2:44:14)

The 2017 Skye Trail Ultra took place on Saturday 27 May and saw runners race from Duntulm to Broadford.

The race is earning a reputation of being a tough route and is attracting runners who enjoy challenging themselves.

The results are below:

Kyle of Lochalsh RNLI's volunteer crew today (Saturday 3 June) assisted a 48 year-old male who had fallen on the rocks from the shoreline of Eilean Donan Castle.

The crew were paged at 5:43pm to assist the Scottish Ambulance Service transport the casualty with a suspected broken ankle.

Kyle Lifeboat Spirit of Fred. Olsen launched at 5:56pm and arrived on scene at 6:04pm.  Two lifeboat crew members were put ashore to liaise with the ambulance crew.

It was decided that the lifeboat would transport the casualty from the castle island to the slipway at Dornie Hall, where he could be safely transferred to the ambulance.

Broadford's popular Cafe Sia will be opening the brand new takeaway area on Monday 12 June.

The purpose built takeaway area, named Siaway, is set to the left of the main entrance and is the latest addition to the popular cafe.

Tom Eveling, Cafe Director, told The Skye Times: "Pizza homemade from scratch, using premium ingredients and cooked to order in an Italian wood-fired oven, followed by an espresso or latte made from own-roasted, small batch gourmet coffee beans, ground fresh to order by the opera-trained master roaster and barista.

"No, you’re not in Rome.  It’s Café Sia in Broadford on Skye and we’re still doing our best since opening three years ago to serve up a large slice of la dolce vita!"

Over a dozen people have headed into the Cuillins in order to rescue a climber.

Skye Mountain Rescue is present at the scene.

Local police have located the owner of a Fiat campervan.

The occupant of the van called 999 last night (Friday 2 June) but failed to make a request.  Local police issued a Tweet requesting the public to help find the campervan.

Today (Saturday 3 June) they stated that they managed to trace the campervan and thank the public for their assistance.  

Local police are looking for a Fiat campervan in the Skye area.

The police stated that the occupant called 999 last night, but no request was made.  Research shows the registration number is J800AHD.  Police have asked the public for assistance in locating the campervan.


Marmalade Hotel in Portree could receive a new two storey extension, if a planning application submitted to the Highland Council is successful.

The proposed two storey extension will accommodate guestrooms and back of house and front of house areas.

A small scale demolition and other amendments could also be made to the listed building.

This and other submissions for planning applications can be viewed here.