Covid-19 - Local and national information

18 October 2021


Case rate falling, good vaccination progress, travel rules and covid certification update
On 28 September First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made a statement to Parliament in which she noted that the Scottish case rate had halved since the beginning of September but was still two and a half times the level in early August; she reported that 84% of over 16s were now fully vaccinated, and that vaccination for 12 to 15s and booster vaccinations for older and vulnerable people had started.
The First Minister's 28 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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8 October  Highland Community Resilience Group briefing no 38   notes that the Highland case rate is stable.

8 October   NHS Highland Covid-19 update  

2 August  NHS Scotland vaccine video translations
Transition Black Isle        Our Local Larder   

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.