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Welcome to the Skye & Lochalsh CVO local News page. It's the easy way to keep up to date with voluntary sector news in Skye & Lochalsh. To send us news items use the online submission form. To receive our local community e-bulletin with the latest news and events click here.

Skye Dolphins association - Level 1 Swim Coaching Course

Skye Dolphins ASC based at the Fingal Centre in Portree are hoping to run a Level 1 Coaching course in the coming months

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Would You Like To Meet With Friends In Portree?

Crossroads Care are organising a regular event for anyone of any age who may be feeling isolated, to meet new people. 

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Trustees and Directors Needed For Portree Nursery

Portree Nursery are needing Volunteers to join their board as trustees or directors. 

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Skye And Lochalsh Mental Health Association Need Volunteer Directors

Skye & Lochalsh Mental Health Association are looking for people to join the Board of Directors, which has overall responsibility for the charity.

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Highlands & Islands Generations Working Together Conference

Generations Working Together is delighted to announce the programme for our Highlands & Islands Conference taking place on Friday 29th April from 10.30am – 3.30pm in the Centre for Health Science, Old Perth Road; Inverness IV2 3JH.

 

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LifeScan Scotland – 4 Year Engineering Apprenticeship Programme

4 year Engineering Apprenticeship - Inverness Scotland

LifeScan is a Johnson & Johnson company.  LifeScan Scotland was created in 2001 when Johnson & Johnson acquired the UK assets of Inverness Medical Ltd, a medical device company established in Inverness in 1995 to design and manufacture glucose test strips, and design electronic meters for the global diabetes market.

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Introduction To Youth Work Training

High Life Highland Youth Service is facilitating an Introduction to Youth Work training session from 6-9pm on Monday, 25th April in the meeting room at Tigh Na Sgire (Council offices) in Portree.

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Free stalls available to charities at Skye Half Marathon

There is an opportunity for any charity or community group to have a stall at the finish line of the Isle of Skye Half Marathon on 11th June 2016.

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Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland - Portree Office

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) improves the quality of life for people in Scotland affected by chest, heart or stroke illness, through medical research, influencing public policy, advice and information, and support in the community.

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Your Island, Your Cash, Your Choice’ Skye & Raasay

Do you need £100 to £1,500 to put your idea into action?

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The Open University Launches Free Course For Voluntary Sector

The Open University Business School has announced the launch of its first free online course as part of the newly established Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership. The philanthropically funded centre will become a primary resource for voluntary sector organisations giving access to leadership development modules and research-led insight.

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Tell Us What You Think And Be In For A Chance Of Winning £100 Amazon Vouchers!

Please tell us how you feel about the facilities and community life in Portree and Braes.

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Highland Adult Learning Partnership Conference

“I Never Knew I Could Do That” A day of Inspiration and Creativity for Adult Learners and people who work with Adult Learners. 

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National Living Wage Information Day

The National Living Wage will be introduced on 1 April 2016. ACAS Scotland will be running a information day in Inverness.  

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Daffodil Lunch

Portree & Braes Community Council are holding a free three course lunch for senior citizens. 

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Assistant Youth Worker required for Duirinish Youth Club In Dunvegan

Approx. 4 hrs per week for around 40 weeks. Mostly Friday evenings during term-time - £9.28ph

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Skye & Lochalsh Citizens Advice Bureau Need Volunteers

Skye & Lochalsh Citizens Advice Bureau are recruiting for volunteer committee members. 

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31st Ross and Sutherland Scouts Need Adult Leaders And Helpers

31st Ross and Sutherland Scouts are needing adults a new Scout leader and other leaders and helpers.

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Crossroads Portree Charity Shop Needs Volunteers

Want to improve your CV, meet new people and have fun whilst supporting the work of Crossroads? Why not consider becoming a Crossroads Shop volunteer? 

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High Life Highland Leadership Programme

The Leadership Programme offers a selection of awards from HLH using the familiar and quality courses from Sports Leaders UK , Scottish Governing Bodies for sport and youth work.

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Loneliness & Isolation On The Increase In The Highlands

Befrienders Highland Ltd (BHL) has today announced that loneliness and isolation are sadly on the increase in the Highland area.  In the past 12 months BHL coordinators have had over a 60% increase in the numbers of people who are referred for 1-1 supported volunteer befriending because of the loneliness created as a result of their mental illness or for those affected by dementia.  They have been battling to recruit and train enough people to match with those referred and are urgently needing the help of local communities if this situation is to be resolved.

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Free Third Sector Training Coming To Your local Area

Skye & Lochalsh CVO have been funded by High Life Highland to bring local third sector training courses to areas around Skye.

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Water Exemption Scheme Deadline Approaches

On 1st April 2015, the new Water and Sewerage Exemption Scheme was introduced by the Scottish Government for charities and community amateur sports clubs (CASC).

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Climate Challenge Fund Open

Climate Change Minister Aileen McLeod has confirmed the Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) will continue for another year.

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OSCR Publishes Annual Report

Drawing on information from OSCR’s Annual Report and Accounts that were laid before Parliament in the Summer, the Review is designed as an easy to read reference, highlighting key facts and figures.

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Crossroads Care Are Recruiting

Skye & Lochalsh Crossroads have two new exciting job opportunities available based in Portree. 

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Social Enterprise Academy Training Dates For 2016

Many different training courses available such as Coaching, Leadership, Sales and more. 

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Networking And Re-brand Event With Inverness UHI And North Highland Radio

UHI look forward to welcome you to the brand new Inverness College UHI centre.

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Music At The Bridge

An opportunity for musicians of all ages and skill levels to get together and make music.

 

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Funding The 3rd Sector In Highland

There are some fundamental challenges in considering how the third sector will continue to secure the resources necessary to meet the demand it faces going forward.

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ATLAS Arts - Shout Out For Projection Workshop Participants

A project by artist Nicky Bird in collaboration with the Kyleakin Local History Society Commissioned by ATLAS Arts.

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What is Going on in Portree and Braes?

Skye and Lochalsh CVO are producing a definitive map of what activities and services are happening in Portree and Braes and we need your help to find out who does what, when, where and how people can access them. If you run a group, put on an activity or simply know what is happening around the area join us in Aros on Tuesday 19th January between 1.30pm and 3.30pm

For more information visit our project website pbcommunity.moonfruit.com

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Highland Council Community Play Award 2016

The Highland Council, in association with Play Highland, are offering an award of £1000 to the group, organisation or community that has done the most to promote play.

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BFI Film Academy Highlands

Applications are now open for the next BFI Film Academy in and is open to young people aged 16-19 from across the Highlands and Islands.

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Lochalsh Teenager Meets The Prince of Wales

Local teenager, Ruraidh Stewart (16) from Balmacara met Prince Charles recently after he was one of 50 young people to be recognised in a national campaign.

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