Month: May 2020

£8000 Grant for Covid-19 Support

Ullapool Community Trust (UCT) has received a grant of £8,000 from Highland and Island Enterprise. This money is available for groups and projects who need funding to help maintain/deliver projects and services etc. during the Covid-19 pandemic. The funding will be allocated by the Community Benefit Fund Panel which represents the community, UCT, Loch Broom …

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Council confirms details for Household Waste Recycling Centres to reopen

The Highland Council can now confirm which of the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) across the region will re-open from Monday 1st June 2020.  A phased approach to re-opening the sites will be adopted with strict controls in place to help manage social distancing and to ensure the anticipated high number of visitors and volume …

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Highland Charity Assessing How to Welcome Customers Back

High Life Highland (HLH) is pleased that the pre-emptive work staff have been undertaking during the current COVID-19 lockdown period is very much in line with the Scottish Government’s route map for emerging from the crisis. This means no time will be lost as preparations are made for welcoming customers back to its locations at …

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Impact of coronavirus on rural economy and connectivity to be investigated by MSPs

The impact of Covid-19 on Scotland’s transport services and the rural economy is to be investigated by MSPs. The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee has issued a call for evidence on the Scottish Government’s response to the pandemic. Views are sought on the impact of the emergency and the implications for public transport …

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Tackling violence against women and girls during Covid-19

New guidance for local authorities. Councils will get more support to deal with increased levels of domestic abuse and gender-based violence during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. New guidance developed in partnership with COSLA will help women and children continue to get the best support that they deserve. The guidance signposts to local resources, and assists …

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Ullapool Newsletter 4

Ullapool Community Trust are supporting Ullapool News in the interim period. This is funded by the North Highland Initiative (NHI) community fund. You can view the full online version of the newsletter on the Ullapool news web

Ullapool Newsletter 3

Ullapool Community Trust are supporting Ullapool News in the interim period. This is funded by the North Highland Initiative (NHI) community fund. You can view the full online version of the newsletter on the Ullapool news web

COVID testing facilities established by UK government

A new network of COVID testing facilities including five regional drive-through test sites and at a number of mobile test units (MTUs) has been established by the UK government.The programme, which runs alongside the existing programme of testing in the NHS for clinical purposes and testing of key workers in health and social care, will allow symptomatic …

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Scottish Think Tank draws up map of Scotland’s most at risk communities to help phase lifting of lockdown

A NEW think tank has published an interactive map of Scotland which shows the areas of the country which face the greatest and lowest risk of Coronavirus transmission. A team of researchers and analysts at Scotianomics used multiple dataset sets to draw up its COVID-19 Community Risks Index, the most detailed possible picture of which …

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