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New Year 2022

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

Take Care and Stay safe

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Saturday, 1st January 2022

For the statistically curious these are the Litter totals for 2021, which are considerably lower due to travel restrictions imposed due to CV-19:

KYLEAKIN VILLAGE (1st January - 31st December)

Total Litter collected = 93 bags

Total Dog Poos collected = 141 bags

Total Cigarette Ends collected = 5,227

Total KEG Volunteer Hours = 109 hours 30 minutes

OTHER AREAS

Total Litter Collected = 0 bags

Total Dog Poos collected = 0 bags

Total Cigarette Ends collected = 0

Total KEG Volunteer Hours = 0 hours

DEAR DIARY continues after the photos below...

 

The Obe in Winter
The Obe in Winter
Viewed from across the Stepping Stones at low tide
The Obe at Low Tide
The Obe at Low Tide
On very low tides The Obe nearly dries out!
Kyleakin Play Park
Kyleakin Play Park
Thanks to the Kyleakin PTA, children now have a great new Play Park in Olaf Road
Operation Joint Warrior 2013
Operation Joint Warrior 2013
The Royal Norwegian Navy ~ S304 Uthaug passing Eilean Ban towards The Skye Bridge
Lochalsh Junior Pipe Band
Lochalsh Junior Pipe Band
Playing on The Corran on the evening of 10th June 2013
Memorial to Andrew Gordon
Memorial to Andrew Gordon
This Memorial Tablet is located at the Old Telescope by the Foreshore and is in remembrance of Andrew Gordon who tragically died in 2015 whilst out swimming by The Skye Bridge
Vectis Osprey at Kyle of Lochalsh
Vectis Osprey at Kyle of Lochalsh
This 8500 tonne UK Registered Cargo Vessel docked in early May to unload some truly enormous blades (57m long) for the 66 turbine Wind Farm at Stronelairg near Fort Augustus
Vectis Osprey at Kyle of Lochalsh
Vectis Osprey at Kyle of Lochalsh
The truck beds used telescope out for these really long loads
The Skye Bridge & Eilean Ban Lighthouse
The Skye Bridge & Eilean Ban Lighthouse
Viewed from Hill of the Red Fox
Tom Leppard
Tom Leppard
Known as the Leopard Man of Skye, Tom died in June 2016 aged 80 years
Marine Harvest - Kyleakin Quarry
Marine Harvest - Kyleakin Quarry
Drilling and installing piles - May 2017
New Housing Site off Olaf Road
New Housing Site off Olaf Road
Abelard aka Hemmy
Abelard aka Hemmy
Asleep in his other many Snooze Haunts
Charles Cameron Place in Kyleakin
Charles Cameron Place in Kyleakin
New housing development off Olaf Road - see above
Parking Regulations in Kyleakin
Parking Regulations in Kyleakin
New Parking Regulations came into force in 2019
MOWI Kyleakin
MOWI Kyleakin
The new Fish Feed Plant viewed from Hill of the Red Fox
The MOWI Salmon Wagon
The MOWI Salmon Wagon
Further info from: mowisalmonwagon.co.uk
Huge scale of the Fish Feed Plant
Huge scale of the Fish Feed Plant
Standing below something that is over seven storeys high!
The Control Room
The Control Room
It only takes a crew of four persons to operate the Fish Feed Plant
Gull Chicks on the Kyleakin 'Dolphins'
Gull Chicks on the Kyleakin 'Dolphins'
Gull Chicks stopped demolition Works

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.

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