Thursday, March 21, 2019
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Concerns have been raised over dangers to travellers posed by sharp tree branches beside the road in Skeabost.

Local artist, Ian Williams, photographed the trees when they were originally chopped back in December.  

Ian commented to Skye Times Online: "This was not a trimming exercise, this was wholesale criminal damage, corporate vandalism and, in some cases, trees that had age were ravaged and shredded to lethal, knife-sharp shards.

"The remaining spikes could cause serious injury or worse to an unsuspecting cyclist who falls off his or her cycle.

After a 2.5 hour tow, a local fishing vessel was transported to safety.

The fishing vessel had suffered mechanical failure approximately 13 miles north of Portree.

Portree RNLI launched to assist the vessel yesterday (Tuesday 19 March).  

The lifeboat transported the vessel safely to Portree pier.


A new music festival on the island has CalMac as a main sponsor.

The company has pledged to help ensure the success of the inaugural Beò Festival in May.

According to organisers, it will be a live celebration of the music, culture and heritage of the Highlands and Islands. The two-day event will see bands from across Scotland including The Vatersay Boys, Trail West and Beinn Lee come to together to celebrate Gaelic Culture.

The festival takes place in the historic grounds of Armadale Castle.

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