Skye News

Between 23rd and 28th May SkyeConnect launched a Facebook survey to gauge opinion from those local businesses which have 'fallen through the cracks' in the recent business support grants.

In the latest edition of the Skyetime Podcast, Simon Cousins talks to Jack Macfarlane, who is working with Skye Community Response during the COVID-19 crisis and Mark Crowe, of the 'Skye Bike Shed', newly appointed project manager for the Skye Cycle Network initiative.

Plans for a network of safe cycling, walking and wheeling routes across Skye have taken a huge step, pedal and push forward with the announcement of significant grant funding to support the Skye Cycle Network project.

A round up of key news items

In the latest edition of the Skyetime Podcast, Simon Cousins talks to Highland Councillors, John Finlayson and Calum Munro, about the challenges they have faced during the Covid-19 crisis and Skye's Anne Gracie Gunn, award-winning hotelier and Highland Ambassador of the Year 2019.

A round-up of updates from 21st and 22nd May.

On Tuesday of this week Visit Scotland launched the first of a series of webinars with directors of VisitScotland speaking about the current COVID-19 crisis and how the tourism industry in Scotland will recover.

In the latest edition of the Skyetime Podcast, Simon Cousins talks to the Chief Executive of VisitScotland, Malcolm Roughead OBE, about how the tourism industry will recover from the Covid-19 crisis.

In the latest edition of the Skyetime Podcast, Simon Cousins interviews Kate Forbes, MSP.

SkyeConnect continues to update on news, grant schemes and planning for the future.

In the latest edition of the Skyetime Podcast, Simon Cousins talks to the Chair of NHS Highland, Professor Boyd Robertson and the Deputy Medical Director, Dr Paul Davidson about how Skye's health services are coping with the Covid-19 crisis. 

More news of business support schemes and updates.

Further news from across the country.

SkyeConnect has a number of different social media channels to allow us to communicate directly with individuals, businesses and communities who are interested in tourism and business development in Skye and its neighbouring areas.

In addition to the Skyetime Podcast special with Ian Blackford MP yesterda,  here is the key news from 22nd April.

In a special edition of the Skyetime Podcast, Simon Cousins talks to Ross, Skye and Lochaber MP, Ian Blackford, about the handling of the Covid-19 crisis by UK and Scottish Governments.

The Job RetenTion Scheme was opened by the UK Government yesterday.

Skye’s marine tour operators are cautiously optimistic that they may receive Government support in the coming weeks.

As many will know SkyeConnect has recently commissioned a number of surveys (via SurveyMonkey), both general and segmented, assessing the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on businesses across Skye and its neighbouring areas.

The third edition of the Skyetime podcast was published on Friday 17th April. You can read the introduction and hear it on the previous News brief.

In the third Skyetime Podcast Simon Cousins shares more stories and information to help the community of Skye through the Covd-19 crisis and lockdown.