Police Scotland have confirmed that a man has been traced.

The police stated that Jonathan McCrimmon was safe and well locally on the Isle of Skye and thank all who assisted them with the enquiry.

 

Views are sought from those living in the Highlands on such subjects as poverty, transport, mental health and wellbeing.

The Highland Community Planning Partnership (CPP) represents the network of organisations that come together with the wider community to plan services across Highland.

The Partnership is in the process of developing Highland’s Local Outcome Improvement Plan. The Local Outcome Improvement Plan will focus on what the Partnership intends to focus on to address inequality and target prevention in order to improve outcomes for people over the next 10 years. 

They want to hear from you about what you feel is important for your community to help shape what the plan will look like.

This survey will take you 15 – 25 minutes to complete and must be completed in one sitting. All responses can be provided anonymously.

The Scottish Parliament’s Public Petitions Committee will write to the Scottish Government again about concerns relating to the redesign of health services in Skye and Lochalsh. 

Constituency MSP Kate Forbes participated in the discussion session, and highlighted the growing pressures on the provision of care and palliative beds. 

Afterwards the Skye MSP said: “From the meetings and correspondence I have had, it is loud and clear from both the north and south of the island that we need robust and dependable health services on Skye. 

“I attended the Public Petitions Committee on behalf of Skye residents again because I know how much interest there is in the outcome of this petition.

Isle of Skye Darts had their first tournament on Saturday 20 May.

Alistair "Ally K" Macpherson told The Skye Times: "It's about 20 years since darts was going in Skye.  A group of has have now put a committee together and our intention is to run some darts tournaments around Skye throughout the year."

33 players turned out for the tournament, using four darts boards.  

Ally K continued: "We were very lucky to have had ex-international players, Robert Thompson (now living in Skye) and Pally boy (Paul Hanvidge.)  Both played for Scotland and they were absolutely fantastic and gave us lots of ideas."

Portree and Broadford Scottish Fire and Rescue service worked for four hours to free a one-tonne bull from a peat bog.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said it was alerted to the stuck animal at about 15:00 on Tuesday 23 May.

The bull had got into difficulty in a bog near Struan Hill Road in north Skye.

Police Scotland have issued a statement following the Manchester attack.

Police say 22 people were killed after a suicide attacker detonated a device during a performance by Ariana Grande.  

Among those missing are two teenagers from the Isle of Barra.

In the statement, Chief Constable Phil Gormley said: “My thoughts and those of everyone at Police Scotland are with those who have lost loved ones or who were injured in the attack in Manchester.

“As part of the UK-wide response to these events, Police Scotland continues to review all safety and security plans and operations.

“This includes ensuring our armed policing and specialist resources are appropriately deployed.

“People will therefore see armed police on patrol at transport hubs and crowded places. There is no intelligence to suggest there is any threat to Scotland but I would ask the public to remain alert and report anything suspicious.

A change is as good as a rest, they say – and Oban-based Barbara is looking for a little change.

Barbara is keen to holiday swap her house with one on the Isle of Skye and told The Skye Times: "I would love to get in touch with people who might want to have a week or so holiday in Oban and would like to home swap with me.

"I have a lovely home on the Esplanade and there are periods when I am away and no-one is there to enjoy it.  I am not very keen to rent it commercially and I do want to get to know Skye better."

Barbara is looking for a place with a minimum of two bedrooms, preferably in the north east end of the island.

The Lochalsh Junior Pipe Band achieved first place in Novice B section of the British Pipe Band Championships in Paisley, and are now British Champions.

This follows several competition successes.

The championships took place on Saturday 20 May.

Skye Mountain Rescue and Lochaber and Skye Police performed another successful rescue at the Old Man of Storr yesterday (Friday 19 May.)

The police praised the work by the Mountain Rescue volunteers as they gave their assistance at the iconic beauty spot.  

A series of meetings will be held to identify solutions to pressures caused by increased tourism on the Isle of Skye.

Constituency MSP Kate Forbes has organised the first meeting in June in a bid to gather expertise from across Scotland, as the first step in a process to make it easier for businesses and residents on the island to cope with growing numbers of visitors. 

The meeting will be held in Portree on Friday 9 June. 

It is hoped that the second of the series of discussions, which will review the summer's activities, will take place in September. 

Kate Forbes MSP explained: "As the summer heats up – and the sun actually shines – hotels have told me that they're already full. 

"This year is going to be just as busy, if not busier, than last year.