Covid-19 - Local information

08 April 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 .      (Updated  8 April) 
Several suppliers have current information on their own websites or Facebook pages, or the TBI Facebook page.
Highland Council   COVID-19 Free Helpline  0300 303 1362.
Latest coronavirus developments and changes to key services.
Website virus
9 April     Press release on refuse and recycling over Easter
Links below   (may not work from press release document)
2 April HTSI Newsletter - updated volunteer 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).

31 March Culbokie Community Trust newsletter
Includes information on the now weekly outdoor market
Some of our local Market Traders (food only) have organized themselves to provide a service for the Community on Saturdays from 1000-1100 in the Car Park beside Culbokie Church Centre.  Fresh produce that will be available includes fish, venison, beef, and chocolate.
30 March  RVA request information on support initiatives

I would like to ask if you could let me know what support and initiatives are operating in your area to support those in need, to help with lock in activities, to provide a listening ear. If you know of people/groups who are involved in these activities and could benefit from applying to access the funding from the Scottish Government - please let me know as soon as possible.  
We are trying to gather information so we can coordinate services/activities but also help identify those who would benefit from funding
.                Shona Street.

Please email back or to -

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.