Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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A Skye road is to be closed for up to two hours this afternoon (Wednesday 16 January.)

The closure follows a one-vehicle RTC on the A855 road, during which a bus came off the road.

Police say the road between Portree and Staffin, near Torvaig, will be completely closed for up to two hours this afternoon to allow the recovery of the bus.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland told Skye Times Online that the incident was reported to them at 1:07pm.  

Although there doesn't appear to be any serious injuries, three people have been taken to hospital to be checked over.



A new Skye whisky will pay homage to Game of Thrones.

A series of eight limited-edition whiskies will celebrate the eighth and final series of the popular series.

Released by Diageo and HBO, the whisky collection features eight Scotches, each paired with one of the Houses of Westeros and the Night's Watch, giving fans a taste of the Seven Kingdoms.  

The House Greyjoy - Talisker Select Reserve edition is distilled on Skye.  It was stated: "House Greyjoy rules the Iron Islands and worships the Drowned God.  Talisker was a natural pair of House Greyjoy, as this single malt is distilled on the shores of the Isle of Skye, one of the most remote and rugged areas of Scotland.

A 60,000-tonne oil drilling platform has almost made it past Skye en route to Kishorn.

The Ocean GreatWhite completed almost a full circuit of Lewis and Harris over Christmas during her journey.  

The platform is owned by Diamond Offshore and is the largest semi-submersible offshore drilling rig in the world.  

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