Dec 22, 2020 | Featured, General

Golden Skye project

Lady with bag of daffodils at UIg pottery

Skye Climate Action invited communities across Skye to take part in a GOLDEN SKYE Challenge by accepting our offer of 100 daffodil bulbs to cheer up their community after the dark days of winter.

The further aims of the project were:

  • to increase awareness of Skye Climate Action
  • to encourage recycling by asking communities to make a container/s out of recycled material
  • to encourage research into soil preparation
  • to encourage vegetable growing next season through a prize of organic vegetable seeds

Fourteen communities participated: Kyleakin, Breakish, Sconser, Portree, Staffin, Kilmuir, Uig, Dunvegan, Glendale, Struan, Carbost, Elgol, Isleornsay/Camuscross andArmadale/Ardvasar.

Bulbs were sourced from Peter Nyssen Bulb company and were sorted and bagged in old pillowcases by the organiser Trish Rogers and her friends, who also distributed the bulbs around Skye. This was quite an adventure travelling along Skye’s winding roads, complicated by difficulty in finding the recipients, roadworks en route, a lorry unloading and blocking the road, and nightfall approaching. But all the bulbs were delivered thanks to the helpful people encountered along the way.

It is now over to the communities. Hopefully Spring 2021 will herald a GOLDEN SKYE and a team of judges will be going round to find SKYE GOLDEN VILLAGE and award the valuable prize and trophy. There may even be a surprise from Peter Nyssen.