Who are we?

SKYE AND LOCHALSH DRUG AND ALCOHOL FORUM provides an important network for those dealing with substance misuse issues in the Skye & Lochalsh area. The Forum has representation from a variety of agencies, including health, police, education, social work, voluntary sector and community members.

What do we do?

SLDAF have a long history of achievement and their activities include participation in the schools Safehighlander event, drug and alcohol education in local schools, development of a local services directory ("Moving On in Skye & Lochalsh") and young people's leaflet.

Last year two major developments were the series of communities seminars run across the area and an employability project funded by New Opportunities Fund and supported by the Forum.

This year the Forum is concentrating more community awareness-raising sessions in conjunction with Community Councils and continuing its involvement in Pubwatch, Servewise (pub server training) and drink driving awareness.

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The Forum has recently produced two information leaflets for young people on Caffeine and Home Detox which are available from the Forum.

Achievements in 2016:

  • Supported Young Safehighlander event.
  • Alcohol awarness talks to pupils in Skye and Lochalsh Primary Schools.
  • Arranging relevant training for staff and community members.
  • Delivered talk on Alcohol & Older People to University of the Third Age.
  • Supported mutual aid training opportunity to peer mentors.

    Contact us?

Chair:  Lynda Allan                                                                            

Other useful local contacts:

Community Psychiatric Nurses (Substance Misuse)
Tel: 01478 613772

Mental Health Association

Tel: 01478 613533

Youth Action Service, Ross Cromarty, Skye and Lochalsh
Tel: 01349 884764

Women's Aid Tel: 01349 863568

Young Carers Support - Skye & Lochalsh Young Carers Tel: 01478 613617

Citizen's Advice Bureau Tel:  01478 612032

New Futures / Alternative Options Tel: 01478 612812

Council for Voluntary Organisations     Tel: 01478 612921

Job Centre Plus    Tel: 01478 633090


Meet the Macphersons

Meet the Macphersons


MFR Website

Meet the MacPhersons is a local media campaign that takes a family approach to tackling underage drinking. It is based on insight gathered from over 200 young people and 20 parents on the types of dilemmas families with teenagers are often faced with in relation to alcohol.

Meet the MacPhersons raises awareness of the influence that parental modelling, peer pressure and taking part in organised activities can have on a young person's decision to either drink or not drink. The adverse effects that underage drinking can have on the performance and health of young people and the detrimental impact on their life when parents drink too much, are also highlighted.

The campaign encourages families to consider the benefits of making positive choices that are less pro-alcohol. It provides lots of useful resources on ways to prevent and discuss alcohol use with teenagers and where to get help in the local area, if need be.


Highland Substance Misuse Toolkit

Information and resources for Young People, Parents & carers and Teachers on substance misuse.

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