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BI-LINGUAL NEWSPAPER OF CURRENT EVENTS IN THE HIGHLANDS AND THE ISLANDS AND IN SCOTLAND
SRUTH
DI-ARDAOIN, 23 LATHA DEN FHAOILTEACH . THURSDAY, 23rd JANUARY 1969 No. 48 SIXPENCE
Leanaibh
gu dluth
ri diu bhur
sinnsir
Follow in the footsteps of your forebears
NATIONAL SAVINGS
National Savings Certificates
Post Office Savings Bank
Trustee Savings Banks
Cidhe Scalpaigh ro Bheag
Tha Comunn nan lasgair-
ean am Malaig ’san lar-
thuath an deidh litir a chuir
gu Comhairle nan Rathaidean
an Siorrachd Inbhir-Nis ag
gearain nach do ghabhar am
beachd air a’ cidhe ur tha
gu bhith air a togail an
Scalpaigh.
A reir nan iasgairean cha
bhith laimrig de 120 troigh a
dh’fhad, mar a th’ aig a’
Chomhairle san amharc, a
chum feum mu choinneamh
an aireamh bhataichean tha
’n ceart uair an Scalpaigh.
Chan e a mhain gum feum
an laimrig a bhith nas fhaide,
mu 300 troigh, ach gu bheil
feum cuideachd air fasgadh a
chuir suas a ghleidheas na
bataichean bho ghaoithean an
iar-thuath.
Thubhairt Mgr. D. Hamil¬
ton suirbheadhar na siorrachd
aig coinneamh Com'hairle nan
Rathaidean an t-seachdhuin
seo gun choinnich liochdair-
ean bho 'n t-siorrachd ris na
h-iasgairean ’sa Chomnairle
lonadail an Scalpaigh. Gun
luaidh air fasgadh a chur an
arda chosgadh 300 troigh de
laimrig £98,000 an taca ris
an tuairmse a fhuaireadh—
SKYE
AIRSTRIP
Plans for an airstrip at
Broadford, Skye are further
advanced with the Highlands
and Islands Development
Board offering a 25 per cent,
grant towards the construc¬
tion cost.
It was stated at a meeting
of the Inverness-shire Roads
Committee on Tuesday that
talks had taken place between
Scottish Command, the Board
of Trade and county repre¬
sentatives. The estimated cost
is £32,000.
Before approving the
scheme the H.I.D.B. are to be
asked for an increase on the
grant.
£42,000—airson 120 troigh.
Tha Mgr. I. Hilleary, fear
gairme Comhairle nan Rath¬
aidean a’ dol a bhruidhinn
ris na h-iasgairean feuch an
gabh iad ris na beachdan a :
th’aig a Chomhairle.
Meal-an-Naidheichd
Th- sinn ?’ cur meal-an-
nzidheachd air a’ Bhean
phosda NicAmhlaigh a Bailc
s ear Uibhist a Tuath a bha
100 bliadhna dh’ eois an da.
London Exhibition A
Success
CALUM GEUR
“ Now the Highlands have had their
fling—what about the Islands?”
Professor R. H. Grieve
“Highland Fling,” the most
extensive publicity and mar¬
keting operation ever moun¬
ted for the Highlands and
Islands of Scotland, has been
an outstanding success.
Organised by the Highlands
and Islands Development
Board at a cost of around
j £45,000 and staged on board
the R.M.S. “Clansman” at
Tower Pier, London, the ex-
| hibition closed on Saturday
after a ten day run whu
j attendance figures reaching
i the target of 40,000.
! Professor Robert Grieve,
! Chairman of the Board, said
i yesterday: “It’s been a thun-
; dering success — fne cabuia-
; ted risk has paid off beyond
i all expectations.”
! The possibility of establish-
j ing a permanent centre for
| the Highlands and Islands in
j London is now being discus¬
sed.
Said Professor Grieve:
“The time may now be ripe
I for such a centre—certainly
‘ the reception we have been
given iin the capital indicates
| this.”
Hewent on: “In the past
ten days we have had many
encouraging meetings with
J businessmen and industria-
j lists who are genuinely inter¬
ested in the wide range ot
, development opportunities
offered. Many were hearing
our story for the first time
i and were really impressed by
what is happening. This L
one good reason for setting
up a Londo.i centre— a place
readily accessible to London
and South-East concerns in¬
terested in expansion and to
the thousands we know we
can attract to the area for
nolidays and work.”
Travel Enquiries
The stimulation of interest
in the Highlands as a holiday
area was reflected in the
number of enquiries received
by the British irJYel Associ¬
ation. A spokesman said
every second telephone call
related to the Highlands and
Islands. And added: “High¬
land Fling has attracted the
kind of interest normally
associated with the Lord
Mayor’s Show and the Troop¬
ing of the Colour.”
The image of Highland food
wasgreatly enhanced by the
exhibition. Venison, Luing
beef, haggis and fish from the
Board’s own Stornoway pro¬
cessing factory “Gaelfish”
were tj^e most popular dishes.
Initial supplies were quickly
exhausted and had to be re¬
plenished by fresh deliveries.
In the Hebrides bar Scot¬
tish beer was a sell-out and
malt whiskies proved more
popular than blends.
Industrial Enquiries
On the industrial front, the
Board’s staff dealt with many
enquiries—some from over¬
seas—about opportunities in
the Highlands. Contacts were
established through special
industrial promotions on
board the “Clansman.”
Discussions were held with
the Board of Trade, National
Economic Development
Council and the Ministry of
Technology, who showed
great interest in what the
Highlands could offer indus¬
try. Representatives of Cham¬
bers of Commerce who visi¬
ted the ship agreed that they
had not been aware of the
opportunities for enterprise in
the region.
A very successful meeting
THE SKYVAN — A passenger/freighter ideally suited to the present
needs of the Highlands and Islands. Loganair will take delivery of
their first Skyvan in March and expect to use it extensively throughout
the Islands and on the mainland.
was held with fish trade
representatives. Mr Prophet
Smith, the Board member
with special responsibility for
fisheries, said:
“The meeting witu the
trade confirmed il.. Btai'd’S-
long-held view that the poten¬
tial for fishery develc<pment
in the Highlands and Island .
—in both inshore fishing of
nerring and round fish and,
more particularly, in shell fish
—has been very much under¬
estimated since the war. The
prospects for increased devel¬
opment activity are promis-
" This opens up prospects
for markets at home and
overseas—which the Board
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