Sleat Community Trading Co Ltd
Petrol ~ Diesel ~ Shop ~ Post Office ~ Garage ~ Tourist Office
Armadale, Sleat, Isle of Skye IV45 8RS
With the support of the Big Lottery and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Sleat Community Trust took over ownership of the Skye Ferry Filling Station on the 3rd December 2007.
It is managed by Sleat Community Trading Co Ltd with volunteer directors:
Serena Smart, Jane McDermott, Tricia Petri, Sarah MacDonald and Patricia Shone.
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm Saturday 8.30am to 3.00pm. Post Office closed on Wednesday afternoon.
Winter from Monday 24th October 2016.
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 1.30pm & 2pm to 5.30pm - Saturday 8.30am to 1.30pm. Post Office closed on Wednesday afternoon from 1.30pm.
The shop has been refurbished, painted and re-stocked with local produce including venison,beef, maps, books, sweets, snacks and very recently a range of local gift items including Skye Candles, Skye Fudge and Colina's Conserves. Cold drinks and sandwiches are also on sale.
The Post Office
Since 2008 the Post Office has offered the full range of services that Royal Mail offer, as well as Post Office approved stationery.
Officially company chairman Duncan MacInnes is officially sub Post-Master for the Post Office but current staff members undertake the actual day-to-day-running of the business.
Sleat Trading successfully arranged an increase of opening hours paid for by the Post Office from 6 up to 20 a week. However, the Post Office will actually be open 35 hours a week and longer in the summer.
Any business in Sleat involved in the tourist industry can join Visit Sleat with an entry on the website and all accompanying printed material for £120.00 per year with includes a sum to help support the Information Services at the Filling Station and also display your information at the Armadale Pier noticeboard. Click here for Membership information.
A Notice Board for local information and forthcoming events can be found on the wall adjacent to the shop entrance.
The garage has been leased to MacGillivray Motors. If the number of cars regularly parked at the garage is any indication, business is brisk and fully appreciated by the locals. MOT services are being planned for 2012.
Contact Alastair MacGillivray on 01471 844361
Subsidised Taxi Service
Trading operates a Highland Council/Sleat Community Trust funded subsdised taxi service for Sleat residents. A current reduction of 50% on the meter fare is offered for trips within Sleat and to onward transport links to Kyle and Broadford. Conditions apply. Taxi's must be booked through Trading at least 24 hours in advance. Call 01471 844249 for further information.
Skyenet - Wireless Broadband from Sleat Community Trust
Sleat Community Trust provides a wireless broadband service to the following areas; Achancloich, Aird, Drumfearn, Heaste, Ord, Tokavaig and Tarskavaig. Further information on this service can be found on Skyenet's dedicated website www.skyenet.co.uk or contact Emma Micski at the Trust Office on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01471 844 773.