Covid-19 - Local information

28 June 2020


Transition Black Isle        Our Local Larder
All Community Markets, Grow North workshops and face to face meetings are cancelled until further notice.  Where possible, meetings and discussions will be held online.  Julie Shortreed is collecting information about the availability of local food suppliers and food and other retailers on the News page of Our Local Larder website   
26 June  Cafes and restaurants update
28 May   Local producers and suppliers update.
Several suppliers have current information on their own websites or Facebook pages, or the TBI Facebook page.
21 June  The Black Isle Partnership, which is co-ordinating support and Scottish Government funding to local communities during the Covid-19 crisis, has published its first newsletter which includes a review of support initiatives and activities under way in the Black Isle communities.
Highland Council   COVID-19 Free Helpline  0300 303 1362.
Latest coronavirus developments and changes to key services.
Website virus
12 June   HC & Co-op information on supermarket provision for those non-shielding at risk (NSAR).

3 June  latest  RVA newsletter   Lots of information about volunteering, Covid-19 support and community action, funding sources, job opportunities etc.
7 May  Highland Wholefoods email and telephone ordering for collection/delivery.  
7 May      latest  HTSI update
HTSI  has a new website devoted to Covid-19 community activity, responses and resources
22  April HTSI Update - latest volunteer and other information
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).

June  Culbokie Community Trust newsletter
Includes information on the now weekly outdoor van market, and links to the charity Ability.Net, which offers free technical support and advice on computers, smartphones and online communication for over 55s and people with disabilities of any age.
9 April    Highland Council  Press release on refuse and recycling
Links below   (may not work from press release document)


26 March 2020  Highland Third Sector Interface (HTSI)
HTSI has launched a new website and helpline to support our local communties in dealing with COVID-19.  The website is a new resource for community groups and charities in the Highlands.  You can find the Community Response Register that we had on our own website, which can be viewed and added to.  We are also registering volunteers on this site.  [The site includes links to Scottish government and Highland Council information and to details by area of the number of Scottish Covid-19 cases, updated daily.]
We have also created a Helpline which will operate Tuesday – Thursday (Inclusive) 10am – 4pm on  01349 808022.
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25  March 2020  Highland Council helpline
The Highland Council has launched a free helpline to give assistance and to collect details of individuals and community groups looking to provide volunteering support during Covid19. The number will be live from 2pm Wednesday 25 March.
The single line number – 0300 303 1362 – will connect callers to relevant Council specialist teams and will operate Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm. All calls are free. 

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25 March 2020  NHS & GPs  via Ferintosh CC
The link below is for an app that the NHS and GP’s are asking us all to download to help gather data on the spread of Covid 19.  For those of you who are tech savvy and have the wherewithal to do so, we are being asked to download the app and then log in daily to record how we’re feeling.  Even if we’re feeling perfectly well. 
If you’re happy to download the app then click on the link below.  Help slow the spread of #COVID19 and identify at risk cases sooner by self-reporting your symptoms daily, even if you feel well.
  Download the app




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.