Information sources

The Highland Council is the regional authority with responsibility for a wide range of services on Skye. The local office is at Tigh na Sgire, in Park Street, Portree.

A lot of information on issues such as council tax, planning and services is available on The Highland Council website

The West Highland Free Press is essential to knowing what's going on around here. The editorial stance is distinctive, to say the least, and the news reporting and editorial views are somewhat more entangled than they should be. Nonetheless, it is an unmissable read every Thursday morning.

Don't be confused by the name - it isn't free in the sense of not costing anything. But it's usually worth the price. After all, there are few publications that carry advertisements like this:

WANTED
ABERDEEN ANGUS BULL
not too young and keen, only for 5 cows. 
Tel 01589 xxxxxx 
 

And here can be found the WHFP website.