Highlands & Islands

Lack of homes in Staffin puts school at risk. says trust

Staffin Image copyright Chris Downer/Geograph
Image caption Staffin has a population of more than 500

A development trust on Skye has said that a lack of affordable housing for young families puts the local primary school at risk of closure.

Staffin Trust chairman Donald MacDonald said it was almost 20 years since any council or housing association houses had been built in the area.

The roll at Staffin Primary School has fallen from 55 pupils to 11 in the last eight years.

The trust is asking local crofters for land on which to build houses.

Staffin in north-east Skye has a population of more than 500 people who live in 23 different crofting townships dotted around Staffin Bay and the Trotternish Ridge.

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