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Design by UHI Students

It’s been reported in the West Highland Free Press and on the BBC News, that students at the UHI will design the infrastructure for the proposed Ashaig upgrade. This is certainly one way of keeping the projected costs down and … Continue reading

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Skye flights, there is a history and a flying club.

There has been no news about the scheduled air service to the central belt from any sources, not that this is a surprise as the tourist season is in full swing and people have other things to do. You may … Continue reading

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No scheduled flights, but we’ll be able to say that in Gaelic.

There has been nothing in the news since the government decided that there would be no funding for this initiative, not that that was totally unexpected as I’ve already said. However I did read in the WHFP that there will … Continue reading

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All quiet on the Western (Isles) front.

The news has been full of the news about the birth of the Son of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, third inline to the throne – George Alexander Louis Mountbatten-Widsor. Nothing on the air service to Skye front, not that … Continue reading

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So what to do now?

As you can see from the previous post, there is the possibility that this attempt to start a scheduled service from Skye may well not get off the ground. So perhaps there should be a more militant approach to the … Continue reading

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Government have “no plans” to support Skye air service.

So here is the latest article from the West Highland Free Press, the article details the views of some of the people who are involved in the FlySkye action group. The is not good as far as government involvement in … Continue reading

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So where to now?

The Skye Air Service Study Report has been presented to the interested parties and it’s recommendations are probably being actively considered, these recommendations were as follows; A joint working group is formed comprising the Scottish Government, Transport Scotland and HIAL joining … Continue reading

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A starting point for a story.

Here we have a news item from 2006, it infers that an air service to skye may well be in the offing. The origins of this story actually run back to the middle of 2004 so over 9 years ago, … Continue reading

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So what would be needed to get this project running?

This is the question that obviously has to be asked, I’m sure that everyone will look at this from a slightly different perspective. It would seem that aside from the fact that the air strip is already there, a multitude … Continue reading

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BBC News – Isle of Skye commercial flights could resume in 2014

  This is the BBC broadcast from the 6th of June, covering the possibility of flights from Skye to Glasgow or Edinburgh. The presenter is actually at Ashaig and presents a slightly different perspective from the STV News article posted … Continue reading

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