The news came as Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell announced £25 million funding for projects across Scotland – of which Raasay will receive £442,858.
The Highland Council has been allocated £3,034,703 of Highland Coastal Communities Funding for the Highland regions – of which £462,032 is allocated for distribution within the Lochaber area while Skye and Rassay will get £505,492.
The total population of the Highland Council islands is 10,349 of which 10,008 live on Skye. Apart from Skye the most populous islands are Raasay (161), Eigg (83), Muck (27), Rum (22) and Canna (12).
Earlier this year a major study into the use of Gaelic in island communities concluded that the language will fall into obsolescence unless significant changes are made in approach and strategy.
Chair of the Isle of Skye and Raasay Area Committee, Councillor John Gordon, said that for Skye and Raasay to retain their reputations as internationally renowned sustainable tourism destinations a co-ordinated approach is required to identify priorities and investment.
The groups in the Highlands to be recognised are: Raasay Walled Garden, by Kyle and Gairloch Sitooterie Wildlife Observation Garden.
The Inverarish Hydro Scheme is the first application of its kind to FLS’s Community Asset Transfer Scheme – to build and operate a community owned ‘run-of-river’ hydro scheme.
Portree Lifeboat is a Trent Class Lifeboat which is authorised by the RNLI to carry other emergency services during this current situation.
The book has atmospheric images of Skye and Raasay and poems inspired by influential Gaelic poet Sorley Maclean, writes Kirsteen Bell.