Covid-19 - Local and national information

26 September 2021


Travel rules changes and vaccine certification explained
On 21 September First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made a statement to Parliament in which she summarised changes to the rules on international travel - some of which would take effect on 22 September and others in early October, and also gave an update on development of the Covid certification scheme, ahead of further details being published later in the week.
The First Minister's 21 September statement 
Covid-19 Self-Isolation Support Grant
The Scottish Government has announced a new Covid-19 Self-Isolation Support Grant for individuals who are in receipt of low-income benefits and who will lose income as a result of being required to self-isolate to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
If you have been asked by NHS Test and Protect Service to self-isolate on or after 28 September 2020, either because you have tested positive for Covid-19 or you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, you may be entitled to a £500 Self-Isolation Support Grant. 
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24 September  Highland Community Resilience Group briefing no 36   notes that the slight decrease in cases in communities across the Highlands is continuing, and announces that booster vaccination will begin at the end of September.

24 September   NHS Highland Covid-19 update  

3 September  NHS Highland press release  appeals for public to help reduce pressure on services 

2 August  NHS Scotland vaccine video translations
Transition Black Isle        Our Local Larder
All indoor Community Markets, Grow North workshops and face to face meetings are cancelled until further notice.  Where possible, meetings and discussions will be held online.   

Information and advice from  The Black Isle Partnership, which is co-ordinating support and Scottish Government funding to local communities during the Covid-19 crisis, is available at
Highland Council   COVID-19 Free Helpline  0300 303 1362.
Latest coronavirus developments and changes to key services.
Website virus
Helpline details
Highland Council  contact numbers for all council services.
Community  Councils information
As many Black Isle community councils are playing an important part in the response to Covid-19 we have updated our information to include email contacts, office holders and website addresses for all Black Isle and two neighbouring community councils.
General information              Contacts and office holders

23 April  Ferintosh CC's new website has useful information

2 April    MOO Food Website  
SUPPORT GROUPS - If you live local to Muir of Ord and need some support or help, whether to get food, medicines or you just need a friendly person to chat to, give Hannah at The Hub a ring 01463 870588 (Monday – Friday 10-4pm) or Lyn at MOO Food 07419 129851 (Weekends 10am-4pm).


We are part of the rapidly expanding worldwide Transition Towns movement. The Black Isle is a peninsula of about 100 sq miles ENE of Inverness in Scotland, UK.