A large scale search is taking place for a fisherman who is currently missing today (Monday 20 November.)

Portree Lifeboat was launched at 3:13pm today to Applecross, where a fishing boat was found around a mile off shore.

Numerous other vessels have responded to the emergency, including Kyle of Lochalsh RNLI, HM Coastguard helicopter and Applecross Rescue Team.

Ardvasar Hotel sees temporary closure under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.  

The Hotel Management have apologised for any inconvenience and hope to get the hotel reopened as soon as it is safe to do so.


125 years of Skye shinty was celebrated under sparkling lights on Saturday 25 November.

The Shinty Ball was held in the Portree Community Centre, starting with a drinks reception.  

Skye Camanachd Social Club chairman, Douglas MacDougall, opened the evening and welcomed the many in attendance.

The streets will be filled with Santas of all shapes and sizes, as the Skye Santa Dash returns this year.

The fun run will take place on Saturday 16 December.

The two mile run will raise funds for Crossroads Care Skye and Lochalsh.  

The chosen charity in 2016 was Skye Mountain Rescue.  

Anyone who wishes to entre the run can do so here.

Highland Council have issued a dangerous building notice for the Inverness Retail Park.

The notice follows an incident on Tuesday 14 November where two glass panels fell from a shop window and injured a visitor.  

Highland Council say the park cannot reopen until measures have been put in place to meet the conditions of the notice to make the site safe.

Phil the Barber will make a welcome return to business later in November.

He will be operating from Monday 20 November at Portree Community Centre.  

New methods to prevent sea eagles from preying on lambs are to be trialled on Skye.

The scheme involves the use of audio or light-based devices to scare the birds away from lambs.

Scottish Natural Heritage is working with other organisations, such as Forest Enterprise Scotland, on the trials.

The methods will also be trialled in Argyll.  


Parents are asked to pick up their children from Portree Primary School today (Wednesday 15 November.)

The school has no electricity, resulting in the telephones being inoperable.  

Loopallu music festival is set to return next year, despite previous concerns that the 2017 festival would be the last.

Preparations have now begun for the staging of the festival on 28 and 28 September 2018.

Loopallu's Robert Hicks said: "During this year's event festival goers told me that regardless of whether Loopallu continued or not, their accommodation for 2018 was booked so they would be making their annual journey to Ullapool.

An Inverness retail park is temporarily closed to the public.

Inverness' largest retail park next to the A96 on the east side of the city was closed after two glass panels fell from a shop frontage and injured a shopper on Tuesday 14

The incident happened outside one of the shops at the park.

The site's owners said that the entire site would remain closed until further notice.

Customers are asked to check the park's website for updates.