Isle of Skye

Welcome

01/01/2023 ALL OUR WALKING GROUPS ARE ALL FULLY ACTIVE.

We have 4 outdoor groups covering levels of ability and mobility. They are: Skye u3a Step it Up group, the Tekkers and Trundlers groups as well as our Explorers general interest group. Please see our events page for details.

PLEASE CONTACT THE RELEVANT GROUP LEADER FOR UPDATES ABOUT CURRENT EVENTS.

We have introduced a contact information form as well as a disclaimer for safety reasons, and ALL participants are required to submit their details prior to taking part
Forms are available on the right-hand side bar of this page.

We have a regular Monthly meeting, on the last Friday of the month where we have guest speakers. These take place at the Skeabost Hall, near Portree starting at 14:00. Refreshments are included

What this means for non-members is that we now have a joining fee of £15.00. As a member you will be able join enjoy our Facebook pages and receive all our member information and our Skye u3a Newsletter and then be able to take a full part in our large number of activities and meetings. We have Member Facebook groups for Photography, Nature and Art. Our Meditation group have zoom video sessions. With many outside and inside activities, Skye u3a is buzzing. Come and join us … it is a bargain.

For further help or information:
Our Membership Secretary Ian Burn on vlsburia@me.com

If you would like any other information please let me know. Charlie. Chairman Skye u3a

What is the u3a.
The Isle of Skye u3a branch was founded in September 2010 and originally operated in the northern part of the island, with monthly meetings taking place in Portree. The group has grown considerably since those early days and we now have over 60 members living in various places around the island. This presents special challenges but the island itself is a major compensation.
We try to organise social events and group outings right across the island and encourage car sharing for all our activities.
Our members have a wide range of interests; we have a varied and growing number of ‘interest groups’ and are always open to trying new ones. We currently have groups covering topics such as Archaeology and History, Geology, Photography, Nature, Zoom, Bridge, Meditation, Art and three for walking/hiking.
Given the population of Skye, we will never approach the size of metropolitan u3a’s, but we very much hope to continue growing and new members are always extremely welcome.
What is the u3a.
The u3a is a UK wide organisation and is seen as an organisation for people no longer in full-time employment, who therefore have more leisure time.
It aims at providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly and social environment.
Local u3a’s, like ours on Skye, may be viewed as learning co-operatives, drawing upon the knowledge, experience and skills of their members to organise and provide interest groups in accordance with the wishes of the membership. It is run by the members for the members.

Why should I join? What are the Benefits of Membership?

Only £15.00 membership a year. Less than 0.30p a week
Regular Monthly meetings with Guest Speakers
Members Activity groups covering a wide range of topics and subjects.
Over 500 Activities/Events/meetings to choose from each year
Meet people with the same interests.
Discover new interests.
Make new friends
Learn and experience new skills.
Members only Facebook pages for sharing ideas, photos and activity information.
Explore Skye and the surrounding area in a social and friendly way.
We are dog friendly
But mainly ... it is Fun.