Covid-19 - Local and national information

22 November 2020


New regional restrictions from 2 November
On 17 November First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced changes in the Covid-19 restriction levels for some Scottish local authority areas,  to  take effect from 6pm Friday 20 November.
The First Minister's statement to Parliament
More information on latest updates
New local protection levels by area  (with postcode checker)
Scottish Government general Covid-19 advice
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   
14 August   New mobile fish service
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.
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
August       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
6 July  latest  RVA newsletter   Lots of information about volunteering, Covid-19 support and community action, funding sources, job opportunities etc.
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).

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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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.