Thursday, July 18, 2019
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A father and son are set to undertake a 200-mile-long walk from Skye to Crieff to raise funds for two charities.  

51-year-old Ewen Cameron and his 8-year-old son, Fraser, will begin their walk in Glenbrittle on Sunday 4 August.  

A 19-year-old dancer from Skye has been selected for a dancing programme and will tour Scotland this month.

Allison MacDonald was selected from a rigorous audition process to form the Project Y Performance Course, which will start the annual Project Y Tour on Wednesday 24 July.

Allison said: “I wanted to do Project Y since 2016 but I was afraid as I didn’t think it would suit me and that I wouldn’t fit in. When I had more friends recommend it to me over the years I thought it was worth a try in 2018 and I ended up having a really fun and amazing experience. I would like to be involved with a touring company when I’m older and this course gives a wee taster into what it could be like.”

The Minister for Older People and Equalities met with staff from Ross-shire Women's Aid yesterday (Tuesday 16 July.)

Christina McKelvie MSP discussed the impact of domestic abuse on women and children; how limited after-school care, nursery provision and holiday activities on the island that present problems for working woman; the lack of mental health resources and access to health services in general for adults and children; limited specialist resources within education and how the ASN provision cuts will impact needs; vulnerability of women working in small businesses alongside their partners; limited private rental market which impacts on women’s ability to move and separate from their abuser; further NHS funding cuts. 

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