Raasay Community Stores & Post Office
Raasay Community Stores is the local shop & Post Office for the Isle of Raasay. We have been community owned and operated since 2013. Open six days a week, we cater to the island with a large variety of goods, including daily newspapers, fresh milk, bread & rolls, groceries, fruit & veg, off sales, frozen food, butcher meat, sweets & soft drinks, postcards, greetings cards, and souvenirs & gifts. We like to buy fresh and local as much as possible and many of our products are sourced in the Highlands and Islands, including fresh salads and more from the Raasay Walled Garden and Wild Raasay Venison, all sustainably managed and produced on the island.
Mail is delivered 6 days a week and carrier deliveries once a week.
Business Page: https://www.facebook.com/RaasayCommunityStores/
Telephone Number: 01478 660203
Raasay Community Hall
(Raasay Community Association)
Raasay Community Hall opened in 2009 and has become an invaluable community resource, offering a variety of services, activities and events to our local community. On offer are regular weekly activities such as Arts & Crafts, Yoga, Fitness and Knitting Bee. There is also a monthly lunch club for the elderly. The hall is used by the primary school, local church group, hairdresser, beautician and massage therapists. Other community bodies on the island use it to conduct their meetings and rent office facilities. Many locals use it for sports, coffee mornings and other social get togethers.
We host community seasonal events such as dances/ceilidhs, BBQ’s, games evenings, talks, craft fairs. Visitors also use our hall to perform talks, live theatre and performing arts, musical workshops and concerts and even fun filled murder mystery dinner parties.
Raasay Community Hall is much loved by the community and many of the locals use it for weddings, parties and other celebrations, it is a place where people come together, support/volunteer their time, take part or simply enjoy the experience.
With Covid, this all changed and very little was possible. More activities were gradually being re-introduced until the emergence of the Omicron variety. However, we’re hopeful that this situation will be short-lived and that the Community Hall will once again become a focal point for the island.
Phone: 01478 66358
Raasay Primary School
Raasay Primary school is situated about a quarter of a mile north of the village of Inverarish, in a beautiful location, overlooking the Sound of Raasay and the Cuillin Hills of Skye.
The School provides Nursery and Primary education to children living on the Isle of Raasay. It offers a wide ranging curriculum with a focus on charity, inter-disciplinary and community work. Due to our unique environment and location, we are able to develop our curriculum in a variety of exciting ways.
The original school building contains one main classroom, a library area, a small computer room and the canteen area. A new Nursery extension was opened in January 2008 and offers a light and spacious area for children and staff.
The current roll stands at 6 primary pupils and 1 nursery pupils. In spite of the school’s small size, the annual coffee day raises in excess of £3000 each year.
Children can attend after-school clubs / playgroups on Skye. From the age of 12, pupils attend Portree High School, travelling daily by ferry and bus.
Phone: 01478 660219
Three churches hold regular services on Raasay:
Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland – Services at 12 noon and 6pm on Sundays
Raasay Free Church of Scotland – Services at 12 noon, every 2 or 3 weeks as arranged
Scottish Episcopal Church – Services 11am fortnightly, 2nd Tuesday and Sunday as arranged
Raasay Woodfuel Group – gathers each Saturday to process and deliver firewood on the island.
Raasay Walled Garden – regular workdays are organised to help the Gardener
Skye and Raasay are served by Portree High School, drawing from 15 primary schools around the area. Pupils living on Raasay can easily commute there daily via and ferry school bus service.
Portree High School