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DEAR DIARY !

New Year 2017

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

Take Care and Stay safe

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Wednesday, 4th January 2017

A chilly start to the New Year!  A pink mooring buoy recovered from the Foreshore has been tied to the post by the Haakon Bar.

The Litter totals for 2016 are as follows:

Kyleakin Village amounts to a total of 218 bags of Litter, with 28 bags from other areas as 26 bags of Litter from Uig Woods (Woodland Trust) and 2 bags from the burn under the Sligachan Hotel.

Additionally, 383 bags of Dog Poo were collected around Kyleakin, which is well down on last years' total!

Sunday, 22nd January 2017

Sadly this month we have already collected over 60 bags of Dog Poo in Kyleakin alone.  Please pick up after your dog and avoid an £80 Fine.

The persons that thought smashing glasses in the Play Park last week should think again.  The area has been cleared after KEG were contacted by a local resident.

Sunday, 29th January 2017

It is sad to see that so many Dog Owners are choosing to NOT pick up after their dog has 'done its business, ie had a poo'.

It's no good blaming the tourists - we haven't got any!  Can we remind Dog Owners that it is their duty as a Dog Owner to pick up 'after their dog' in a public place.  Both the Police and The Highland Council can impose £80 Fines.

The worst areas affected in Kyleakin are from the Footpath to the Old Telescope, the northern grassed verge along Kyleside to the Haakon Bar and The Corran.

And please don't let your dog shit in the Play Park or on the Sports Ground.  Thank you.

KEG pick up Litter and Dog Poo all year, not just during the Spring/Summer (Tourist months).  To date we've picked up 101 bags of Dog Poo for this month alone!

Thursday, 9th February 2017

The National Trust for Scotland & Plantlife Scotland are holding a series of Walks & Talks around the Celtic 'Rainforests' at Balmacara.

For further information see our NEWS pages.

Tuesday, 14th February 2017

KEG asked the Community Council for help in purchasing Poo Bags that fitted onto our Poo Picker as the ones that THC had provided didn't.  Unfortunately, despite having provided the CC with a box of 2,000 bags (that don't fit) they were not interested.

So, as of today, KEG will NOT be picking up Dog Mess in the Village.  Can we remind Dog Owners/Dog Walkers that it is their duty as a Dog Owner/Dog Walker to pick up 'after their dog' in a public place.  Both the Police and The Highland Council can impose £80 Fines.

Unfortunately KEG cannot continue with this voluntary service due to funding constraints.  Litter Picking, however, is not affected and will continue.

Friday, 3rd March 2017

We were saddened to hear today of the sudden and tragic death of Stuart Ashton who was the Secretary of the Skye Mountain Rescue Team.

Our thoughts and condolences are with his Family and fellow Team Members at this time.

Tuesday, 7th March 2017

For the marine buffs out there, the large blue landing craft at anchor near the Causeway on the Skye Bridge is the "Forth Guardian" which is rated as a cargo vessel.




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