Welcome to the Skye & Lochalsh Young Carers Forum

Skye & Lochalsh Young Carers


To the Skye and Lochalsh Young Carers website!

Here you'll find helpful information on who we are and what we're all about.
Please feel free to browse and f
ind out what the S&L Young Carers Service offers
what we get up to!

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Skye & Lochalsh Community Care Forum SCIO
 Scottish Charity Number: SC 027909

Victoria Cottage for web

Victoria Cottage - Our base






We are delighted to welcome Lucy Anderson as our Fund Raising and Communications Intern.  She will be working alongside young carers for a period of 20 weeks to help us move smoothly into the 21st century media world!  Lucy's post has been part funded by the European Social Fund with match funding from the Scottish Government.  Our sincere thanks goes to these Funders and to HISEZ who are coordinating the management of her post.


Great Wilderness Challenge

Our member Ethan Harris has become the first recipient of the Darren MacRae Memorial Shield. The award, in memory of the late Darren, GWC piper who sadly passed away in June 2012, goes annually to the top junior fundraisier (Under 16) in the Great Wilderness Challenge. Ethan raised a fantastic amount of £1143 for Skye & Lochalsh Young Carers in the 2012 GWC. 



Row St Kilda to Skye

We are very pleased to say that S&LYC has been chosen, along with the RNLI, as a beneficiary charity of the fundraising event Row St Kilda to Skye!  In the summer of 2014, a team will be attempting to row the 100 miles from St Kilda to Portree, in a 19th Century boat they are currently restoring themselves - a very impressive undertaking which we are proud to have been chosen to benefit from.  Many thanks to the team for selecting Young Carers as one of the two charities to fundraise for!  We wish them the best of luck, and will have more updates as the time gets closer.  Those of you with Facebook, we would encourage you to visit their page at www.facebook.com/RowStKildaToSkye and like the page to show your support!

They also have a website, so visit www.row-stkilda.co.uk to find out more!

If you would like to sponsor them on their challenge you can do so by clicking on the button below.


Row St Kilda Just Giving

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Tour De Plockton!

 Chris Hunter and friends are fundraising by cycling all the way from Edinburgh to Plockton! they have kindly chosen us as one of the charities to benefit from their efforts. You can read more about the trip and donate by clicking the link below







Held Hand Roots

Held Hand Roots

During April 2013, 8 of our members worked alongside Iain Mitchell - Director, Achiltibue Films; Joelle Taylor - Poet; and Vlad - Cinematographer on a film project. The end result was 'Held Hand Roots' and the premiere was held on 5th September at Aros, Portree. Different services within the area and further afield were invited to this screening and the response was extremely positive with a lot of praise for all those involved in the project. The film and accompanying poetry book will be used as a training tool for professionals. 

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