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News archive from October 2015
Environment and Climate Change Information Event

November will be a busy month for those interested in Environment and Climate Change. Skye & Lochalsh Environment Forum are holding a few different events for people with an interest in this subject, to receive more information. 

30 October 2015

Highland MSYP elected to Scottish Youth Parliament Committee

Highland MSYP Ruraidh Stewart, our local Saltire Ambassador, was elected deputy convenor of the Transport Environment and Rural Affairs (TERA) subject committee at last weekend's Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) sitting in Renfrewshire.

29 October 2015

Scotland-wide initiative by Take One Action Film Festivals

New Scotland-wide initiative by Take One Action Film Festivals (based in Edinburgh), which may be of interest to local community members in Skye and Lochalsh.

29 October 2015

New Community Grant

The new community greenspace grant programme is now open for applications.

29 October 2015

A Call for Plock Volunteers

Starting this Friday - & every Friday morning 'til Christmas - come and join the Ranger and get stuck into some rewarding conservation work on the Plock.

29 October 2015

CookStartSkye to launch new project

Skye and Lochalsh Council for Voluntary Organisations are delighted to host the launch of CookStartSkye at their offices on Monday 9th November between 12 noon and 3pm.

26 October 2015

Which changes will make the greatest difference to life in Portree?

Over the next six months, Skye and Lochalsh CVO will be bringing together individuals, community groups, businesses and public agencies to explore the issues, concerns and needs of the local community. From play parks to lunch clubs, indoor facilities to support groups, we want to know your views.

Join us on Thursday 29th at Aros on Viewfield Road, Portree, between 1pm and 2pm to find out how you can be involved. 

22 October 2015

Highland Council Consultation

The Highland Council Transport Board will be holding a round of Transport Consultation meetings which are open to all with an interest in the future provision of bus services across Highland (with the exception of Sutherland where the process of re-tendering transport services is nearing completion).

21 October 2015

Island Bill consultation seeks your views

Ahead of her trip to Skye First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called for islanders to give their views on proposals that could see the devolution of additional powers to Scotland’s island councils and communities.


20 October 2015

Advocate Volunteer Wanted

The role of a volunteer advocate is to be an advocate for an individual people who want assistance to speak up on a specific issue.

20 October 2015

Minginish Community Council Meeting Agenda

Download the Meetings agenda here. 

15 October 2015

Grow Wild Funding

Community Project Awards 2016 – applications open now and close 1st December 2015 (get your applications in!)

15 October 2015

Charity Regulator Comes To Portree

On Friday October 23rd, the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator in partnership with SLCVO will be hosting a “Meet the Regulator” Event in the Council Chambers in Tigh na Sgire, Portree.


15 October 2015

Brilliant Job Opportunity with ATLAS

ATLAS have an amazing job role now available.

15 October 2015

Have your say on Highland Council Transport Services

The Highland Council is seeking public opinion on the future provision of school, public and dial-a-bus transport services across the region.

15 October 2015

Mobile Digital Champion Job

Digital Resilience is a new approach developed by Citizens Online to help partnerships of local public service providers join up digital skills activity and share resources with the aim of developing a sustainable ‘digital ecosystem’ to support the uptake of digital skills and services. Digital Resilience in The Highland Council Region is supported by The Big Lottery Fund, The Highland Council and various local partners.

08 October 2015

Volunteer Training Opportunity

Do you want to help improve the lives of people with long terms health conditions?

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer?

Do you want to learn a new SQA accredited skill?

08 October 2015

Better Breaks Fund

Better Breaks is part of the Short Breaks Fund, funded by Scottish Government and administered by Shared Care Scotland. The aim of Better Breaks is to improve the wellbeing of families with a disabled child through making more opportunities available to have a short break.

07 October 2015

Highland Council “How to Tender” events for School Transport providers.

Highland Council are holding a series of events to help community groups with the School Transport tendering process.

06 October 2015

New volunteer joins Skye Food Bank

Karen MacPherson joins SLCVO to pack food parcels!

06 October 2015