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.

A new visitor survey by VisitScotland has revealed top reasons for visiting the Highlands.  

Attractions like Urquhart Castle, Fort George, Dunvegan Castle and Castle of Mey are proving a major draw to the Highlands, according to VisitScotland’s biggest ever Visitor Survey. 

Carried out in the summers of 2015 and 2016, the national tourism organisation’s poll saw 753 visitors to the Highlands interviewed, and 975 visitors answered specific questions about their visit to the area in a follow-up survey online.

A total of 65 per cent of those who replied cited visiting a historic house, stately home or castle amongst the top activities undertaken in the region – five per cent above the national average of 60 per cent.

There's a haunting air of mystery that cloaks the Highlands, and the region's turbulent history has left behind some of the most beautiful and romantic castles in the world. From Dunvegan Castle on Skye to the much-photographed Eilean Donan Castle - they remain a huge draw for visitors from both the UK and overseas.

Local police are looking for a male, reported to have been walking on the A87 in Broadford today (Thursday 1 June).

The man was reported to have been seen walking in his pyjamas between 7.00am to 7.30am.

Anyone who has seen anything is asked to call 101.

The former Ardvasar Youth Hostel in Armadale will be demolished and a private dwelling house built on the site, if a planning application submitted to the Highland Council is successful.

The proposed house will be a 2.5 storey tower house, which will replace the existing 1960's building.  The design of the new built echoes the Scottish tower houses constructed in the late Medieval period.

 

 

Cooking Sections - Photography by Borja V Conde.

A long-term project that explores the environmental effects of aquaculture around Skye has been launched.

Skye-based arts organisation, ATLAS Arts, has announced it is working with spatial practitioners, Cooking Sections (Daniel Fernández Pascual & Alon Schwabe), on a long-term project to look at forms of eating that address environmental regeneration by promoting ingredients that proactively respond to the new ecological challenges of Scottish waters.

Conceived by Cooking Sections, CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones will consist of an installation that reacts to the tides on the changing coast of Portree. Every day at low tide, the installation will be accessible to the public and will function as a dining table, with free tastings of recipes featuring seaweeds, oysters, clams and mussels.

The first ecomuseum in Scotland, the Skye Ecomuseum, will soon be offering visitors an enhanced experience.

The Skye Ecomuseum: Ceumannan now has a Programme Manager, Angus Murray from the Western Isles, who will help to rethink the museum installation and promote community opportunities.

Angus, who is currently working at Museum nan Eilean in Lews Castle, will be assuming his post in Summer 2017.  He told The Skye Times: “The job will entail management of the Heritage Lottery Activity Fund.”  The £522,000 grant, awarded in September 2016, will assist in improving the innovative Ceumannan, which was established around a decade ago.

The three-year long role of Programme Manager will involve developing the Ecomuseum project and reworking the interpretation that was put in place, on various sites of the Staffin area, including Lealt, Brothers Point, Garafad, Brogaig, Digg and Flodigarry.

Headed to the Fairy Pools, Quiraing, Applecross or Storr?  

Lochaber and Skye Police have tweeted a reminder to anyone visiting these areas that all services need constant access, saying: "Park responsibly - all services need 24/7 access including Skye Mountain Rescue to save lives."