Saturday, 1st January 2022
The New Year started off with high winds and rain in the Village, though hopefully this will calm down later. It doesn't get fully light up here until around 0930hrs, which is a complete contrast to Litter Picking in high Summer at 0500hrs!
We're sorry about the Google adverts being back again but we will be upgrading the website and e-mail address in due course.
Saturday, 29th January 2022
It was reported in the West Highland Free Press this week that persons unknown had felled a number of trees (including a rather nice Alder) at Euan's Wildlife Garden (aka The Otter Pond) by the Foreshore in the Village. The area is managed by the Skye & Lochalsh Association for Disability which is located in the Village.
It is understood that the Police were investigating, though why anyone would want to fell the trees there is a bit of a mystery as when last seen (2021) they were all perfectly healthy.
The Woodland Trust can provide packs of deciduous trees for community plantings.
In other news, Storm Malik hit the Village rather noisily last night though it is supposed to calm down later today.
Sayurday, 26th March 2022
Another beautiful, sunny and warm day on the Isle of Skye with the Electric Charge Points doing a brisk trade. Sadly the Village Shop is still closed, though both the Haakon Pub & Saucy Mary's are open.
Please note that the yellow sign requesting volunteers for a Clean Up of the Village is for Mark Shaw's Volunteers and has nothing to do with KEG, as we Litter Pick and carry out estate maintenance works throughout the year and not just in the Summer months. Mark tends to deal with weeding and painting. All KEG Volunteers will have clearly marked KEG (in full) hi-viz Bibs or Jackets on.
Saturday, 29th May 2022
It is hardly surprising that there are so many uncontrolled wildfires in the UK and the dropping of 'still lit' cigarette ends may be one of the culprits, as, to date this month KEG Litter Crew have picked up over 550 of them - on pavements, roads, foreshore, scrub land and the footpath network in Kyleakin Forest.
Chucking 'still lit' cigarette ends out of car windows may also be the cause of some wildfires. Please ensure your 'smoke' is out before disposing of it in a suitable place - like a bin!