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Night time closure Achnashellach..
26 June 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that The Highland Council has made an Order in terms of Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

The effect of the Order is  to prohibit access by all vehicular traffic  to the Lair Railway Bridge at Achnashellach.

An alternative route will be available for vehicular traffic and this will be signed in advance.

Please note - There will be an hourly amnesty to allow vehicles to pass safely.

The Order will be effective during the following periods  (1) from  2300 hrs on Monday 6th July 2020  until 0600 hrs on Tuesday 7th July 2020; and (2) each night from 2300 hrs until 0600 hrs (7 hrs) during the period from 2300 hrs on Monday 6th July 2020 until 0600 hrs on Friday 10th  July 2020 .

So to simplify – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night - 2300 - 0600

Reason for temporary road closure;

The proposed closure is to facilitate necessary repairs on the Lair railway bridge to be carried out safely.

Update to prescription delivery/collection..
20 June 2020

We have an update on our Prescription collection and delivery service.
Due to the latest Scottish Government advice that we are now in Phase 2, the volunteers will now only pick up and deliver medications to those that are shielding. This will start from Monday 22nd June. If you are shielding and need clarification, please contact Kyle Pharmacy.

Kyle Main St temporary closure..
17 June 2020

The Community council has received notice that Kyle Main Street will close for three weeks from 22nd June. See official notice below:

THE HIGHLAND COUNCIL

THE HIGHLAND COUNCIL (C1232 MAIN STREET, KYLE OF LOCHALSH) (TEMPORARY CLOSURE) ORDER 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that The Highland Council has made an Order in terms of Section 14 (1)(a) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 entitled as above.

The order has been made to facilitate works to install pre-constructed panels for new flats (Phase 2) adjacent to Main Street, Kyle of Lochalsh. The effect of the Order is to the close to vehicular traffic (with the exception of vehicles used by works operatives and inspection vehicles involved with the works) a length of the C1232 Main Street, Kyle of Lochalsh from the junction with the A87(T) Invergarry to Uig Trunk Road extending in a Northerly direction for 50 metres or thereby to a point in line with the southern boundary of the Royal Bank of Scotland building and grounds between the hours of 0800 on the 22nd of June 2020 and 1700 on the 13th of July 2020.

The use of vehicles on the length of the C1232 Main Street, Kyle of Lochalsh from the junction with the A87(T) Invergarry to Uig Trunk Road extending in a Northerly direction for 50 metres or thereby to a point in line with the southern boundary of the Royal Bank of Scotland building and grounds is prohibited for the duration of the above mentioned closure, except for vehicles used by works operatives and inspection vehicles involved with the works on the said C1232 Main Street, Kyle of Lochalsh.

The Order will come into force at 0800 on the 22nd June and remain in effect until 1700 on the 13th of July 2020.

Pedestrian access and access for emergency service vehicles to the C1232 Main Street, Kyle of Lochalsh will be maintained at all times.

Alternative Routes:-

An alternative route is available via the A87 Invergarry to Uig Trunk Road, the U4909 Stoney Road and the C1232 Main Street, Kylie of Lochalsh.

Iain Moncrieff

Roads Manager

Council Offices

High Street

DINGWALL

IV15 9QN

Skye & Lochalsh CVO -Community Calls..
13 May 2020

Message from Skye & Lochalsh Council for Voluntary Organisations re Community Calls Service:

The service is open to communities across Skye, Wester Ross and Lochalsh and people sign-up to it by a simple registration form (Attached)

 

The Community Calls service aims to make people feel safe, reassured and not alone. We do this by:

·         Connecting people to a community of volunteers who make regular calls to check an individual’s well-being

·         Signposting people to essential support services such as Local Community Hubs and shop delivery services

·         Initiating an emergency check-up response for those who do not answer call

·         Recognising problems or concerns of individuals and finding ways to alleviate these

·         Identifying gaps or barriers to support in communities and working with local groups and statutory organisations overcome these

 

We work in collaboration with:

·         The Highland Council to ensure people have access to food and supplies through the Local Community Hubs

·         On the ground mutual aid groups to ensure essential provisions can be delivered to a person’s home

·         Third sector groups who provide Covid-19 support services such as area helplines, training and direct support

·         The Highland Third Sector Interface to ensure there are reserve volunteers across the region

 

If you know anyone who would like regular friendly check-in call they can phone 01478 612921 or email Communitycalls@slcvo.org.uk to register. If you would like to refer a person you can use the attached form, ensuring you have permission to do so.

 

Prescription Collection & Delivery..
25 April 2020

With the help of Kyle pharmacy we have arranged a collect and delivery service for Dornie and District area. If you or someone you know would like their prescriptions delivered to their doorstep, please tell the Kyle medical practice at your next appointment or when you phone to ask for your next prescription (thereby giving your consent)
Your prescription will then be collected and delivered by an NHS employee, adhering to social distancing, confidentiality and infection prevention measures.
This will reduce footfall to the chemist and hopefully help our wee community. 

Blessing Box..
25 April 2020

With wonderful volunteers from our community we have set up a Blessing Box in the green shed behind the Dornie Hotel.Huge thank-you to Paul & Suzanne Meikle for the use of their shed.

This has been organised in conjuction with the Kyle and Lochalsh Community Trust Food Share group and Balmacara Stores. Volunteers pick up near out of date fresh food about 5pm everyday and it is stored in the shed fridge overnight (any fresh food left over is disposed of in the morning)

The Blessing Box is open to everyone in Dornie & District area to help themselves to. Great way to reduce food waste! We also accept donations of non-perishable foods - please be mindful of use-by dates if donating.

We have started a plant share as well, so just help yourself! Please tell your neighbours, we'd rather the food be used than binned 

See our facebook page ( Dornie & District Community Resilience Group) for up to date news

Dornie Pier repaired..
13 April 2020

Great news that the Dornie Pier has been repaired. Big thank-you to Cllr Biz Campbell for keeping up the pressure! And of course to the Highland Council for doing the work! 

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