Black Isle Partnership July newsletter - Covid-19 recovery and other issues
02 August 2020
The third 'Black Isle Bulletin' from the Black Isle Partnership contains a number of forceful articles on reaction to and recovery from Covid-19 and other current and possibly controversial issues - including Black Lives Matter and the slave trade funding of Fortrose Academy - and also a wonderful virtual open gardens tour created by Avoch and Killen Community Council.
Asia Cielecka, Black Isle Community Resilience Coordinator and editor of the newsletter, writes
As we are emerging from the lockdown, which was traumatic for some and a blessing for others, many experience a range of difficult feelings. A recent New Scientist article about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) amongst soldiers tells us, that according to research the way to emotional and mental recovery is through the physical exercise. That's nothing new- we all know that walk in our beautiful Black Isle releases endorphins- but following this trajectory we can safely say that being immobilised indoors has left many of us feeling pretty glum. Luckily we have a strong community which has made a tremendous effort to address this.
The current issue has (unintentionally) collected the voices of women- amongst us there is an artist, a researcher, a carer, a Chair… It is fascinating to see how differently we approached the troubles and recovery, and what strengths shine through when the clouds are slowly disappearing.
I hope that you will enjoy this bulletin. Please subscribe and share our message of resilience. Thank you.
The link to the virtual open gardens tour somehow seems to have got left out. Find it here.
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- 04/07/2021 Scotland's greenhouse gas emissions target missed again
- 28/06/2021 New newsletters from TBI and Skye Climate Action
- 24/06/2021 Ferintosh Community Bus starts Monday 28 June