The Highland Council has been allocated an additional £1,066,000 ring-fenced to stimulate local construction activity and support employment across Highland.
Bloomsbury Publishing has also delivered activity packs to local shops to ensure that everyone can celebrate their Honorary Quidditch Town status.
Portree is one of 10 villages and towns across the UK and Ireland to receive decorative banners and features gold Quidditch hoops celebrating the Skye capital’s fictitious Quidditch team, Pride of Portree.
Chair of the Eilean a’ Cheò committee, Councillor John Gordon said the last few months had not been easy for Skye, especially for those who lost loved ones during the Covid-19 outbreak at the Home Farm care home.
Councillor Gordon, together with fellow Skye members, John Finlayson, Calum Munro and Calum MacLeod, has signed a motion which will come before today’s (Thursday) meeting of the full Highland Council and which calls on the local authority to write to the Scottish Government asking it to agree to underwrite the estimated £1.2million annual revenue costs of the home.
A total of 10 residents of Home Farm care home at Portree died after an outbreak of coronavirus earlier this year.
The Care Inspectorate has decided to no longer pursue the cancellation of the service’s registration through the courts.’
With a gross tonnage of 20890, MS Roald Amundsen and her sistership MS Fridtjof Nansen are the first of two hybrid ships Hurtigruten will add to its fleet over the next few years.