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April 8, 2021

Keeping You Informed – 8th April 2021

Our round up of the latest news and information affecting livelihoods and businesses on Skye.

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Projects on Skye approved via the Highland Coastal Communities Fund

‘Seventeen worthwhile projects on the Isle of Skye and Raasay are set to benefit after Area Committee members approved funding from the Highland Coastal Communities Fund earlier today.

The Isle of Skye and Raasay received £505.492 from the Highland Coastal Communities Fund (HCCF), with the possibility of another allocation coming through in October.

A total of £3,034,703 was awarded to Highland by the Scottish Government.’

Read More here – https://bit.ly/3cUSAdZ

An extra £100k investment in Skye and Raasay’s roads announced at Area Committee

‘Isle of Skye and Raasay Area Committee members today welcomed a near doubling of its annual roads maintenance to help repair the islands’ roads which were badly affected by winter.

The entire Highland Council capital roads budget has been set at £17.2m.

The Isle of Skye and Raasay revenue budget allocation is now £1.1m, which is primarily to cover labour, plant and materials (including salt) for roads cyclical maintenance and winter maintenance activities for the 2021/22 season.’

Full details here – https://bit.ly/31Utd5W

56 Degree Insight Scottish Tourism Index – March 2021

‘The results from our 5th survey of how the Scottish population feel about tourism and holidays during the COVID-19 Pandemic – the first survey of 2021’

Full report here – https://www.56degreeinsight.com/scottish-tourism-index-march-21

STA Update 6th April

Read STA’s latest update here –https://mailchi.mp/stalliance/staupdate6april?e=d49a0f2ee3

National Geographic Article on Skye

Read National Geographics article here – https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/article/where-to-find-warrior-queens-fairies-castles-isle-of-skye-scotland

Scotland Loves Local Resource Tool Kit

‘This document shows you how to use the branding elements for the Scotland Loves Local campaign. We encourage you to use these elements. The more people see consistent branding the more they will think local first.’

https://www.skye-connect.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Scotland-Loves-Local-Branding-Guidelines-Oct20.pdf

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