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DEAR DIARY !

New Year 2019

A very Happy New Year to all our readers of this website.

Take Care and Stay safe

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Tuesday, 1st January 2019

For the statistically curious these are the Litter totals for 2018:

KYLEAKIN VILLAGE (1st January - 31st December)

Total Litter collected = 222 bags

Total Dog Poos collected = 466 bags

Total Cigarette Ends collected (from 11th June - 31st December) = 15,819

Total KEG Volunteer Hours = 274 hours 30 minutes

OTHER AREAS

Total Litter Collected = 18 bags

Total Dog Poos collected = 0 bags

Total Cigarette Ends collected (from 11th June - 31st December) = 1,892

Total KEG Volunteer Hours = 6 hours

Other Areas include  Kyle Co-op Car Park and the Skye Bridge.

DEAR DIARY continues after the photos below...

 

Tuesday, 1st January 2019

The Village was like a Ghost Town today with more visitors being seen than local Residents.  Still, Litter, Poos and Fag Ends were duly picked up in really quite pleasant weather.

Saturday, 5th January 2019

Sadly we have to report the passing of one of our Villages' most well known and loved cats - Abelard (aka Hemmy).

Aged 15yrs and 4 months, Abelard suffered a severe thrombosis which affected movement and his owner (Flora Strachan) took the difficult choice to let him go.

He will be sadly missed, not only because we discovered he has a Facebook page!

He is currently 'lying in state' in the Studio at Flora's house and will be interred in the back garden on Monday.

Photograph of Abs / Abelard etc on the SALLY page and above.

We are indebted to Craig & Amber from Corran Cottage for informing Flora of her cats' distress and alerting the local Vet.

Thursday, 9th January 2019

Yesterday was quite a busy day which started off with the surprising sight of a Hercules C130 Transport aircraft flying from the Plockton direction and heading down towards Loch Duich.  It is amazing how graceful and quiet these huge aircraft are.

The roadworkers were out in force and stripping the tarmac off Kyle House Brae prior to resurfacing today.  The road has been in a terrible state for some years.

During Litter Picking a yellow Marie Curie charity box was recovered from the foliage at the front of the Mackinnon House Hotel on Kyle House Brae (by the Bus Stop) and taken down to Billy to see if was the one that had been stolen last year.  Sadly and not unsurprisingly the box was empty.

In the evening, with a huge flash and bang, the power in part of the Village went off but the Hyro Board were soon on scene and power was restored before midnight.

Sunday, 3rd February 2019

Local residents may be interested to know that the 'Official' notices put up on lamp posts around the Village refer to the new Parking, Waiting and Loading regulations that are coming into force and will cover the road and pavement areas to the east of the Village Shop (including the former CalMac Slipway area) and the pavement area on South Obbe.

Residents have until 15th February to lodge objections with 'competent grounds' to - Legal Manager, Council Offices, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, IV3 5NX.

Copies of the Plans may be viewed at www.highland.gov.uk/parking and select 'Consultation'.

Wednesday, 27th February 2019

A few changes in the Village - a nice broad new footpath from the top of Olaf Road to the Village Hall and a new enclosed Life Ring by the main Car Park.

Sadly, it's been noticed that the new plastic matting on the upgraded Fisherman's Pier has started lifting and is a trip hazard.

Also, new potholes by the Bus Stop at the Haakon, on Kyleside by the Hotel and on South Obbe by the Guest House.  Tourist Season starts this weekend!

Thursday, 14th March 2019

UPDATES - the potholes above have been filled in and the Harbour Master says that they are tacking down the matting.

Still alot of Dog Poos around, with over 100 picked up this month alone (so far).  Poo Bags cost about £23 for 1,000 online which must be better than an £80 Fine.

Lastly, Joint Warrior is due to start on the 30th March and this year is expected to involve over 10,000 personnel, 35 warships, 5 submarines and 59 aircraft.  The latter will primarily be flying out from RAF Lossiemouth.

There is another Joint Warrior Exercise in the Autumn which usually involves military drones and non crewed ships.

Friday, 29th March 2019

Following on from a post on the KCDC Facebook page about Dog Poo on the Obe, we lifted 18 bags of Dog Poo from that area yesterday.

Somone has certainly put up enough anti-Dog Fouling posters!  I think that's called overkill...

Sunday, 21st April 2019

A wet start to Easter Sunday soon disappeared to sun and warmth again.  Sadly the Fag (Cigarette) End totals have soared this month from just over 600 last month to over 1,500 to date this month.  Fag Ends and Dog Poos are just as much Litter as other items are and the Fines for such are enforced throughout The Highland Council region - by their own Enforcement Officers who could visit this area at any time.

Tuesday, 23rd April 2019

We were updating our LINKS page today and have just noticed that the Kyleakin and Kylerhea Community Council are now on Facebook and that their website is no longer in use.




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