Month: June 2020

Safe for ALL survey results

Community consultation on return of visitors to the area: 27th June 2020Thank you to all who filled in and returned the Safe for All Charter – SurveyConsultation. An impressive 425 responses were collected from Ullapooland the surrounding area, demonstrating the level of interest, concern andthoughtfulness of residents about moving through the ScottishGovernment’s Routemap for Reopening …

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Resuming Cervical screening

Patients whose appointments were cancelled can now contact GP practice. Some NHS Scotland national screening programmes which were paused in March because of coronavirus (COVID-19) are set to resume safely, carefully and in a series of stages. From today (Monday 29 June) anyone who was invited for cervical screening before the pause and was yet …

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High Street shops re-open

Part of: Coronavirus in Scotland, Business, industry and innovation, Economy Shoppers encouraged to safely support local businesses. The public are being encouraged to shop local as retail businesses across the country prepare to re-open today. Under the move to phase two of the Scottish Government’s route map out of lockdown street-access retail can now re-open once guidance is …

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Community funding maps

Interactive breakdown of emergency funding A new collection of digital maps is to display the funding being given to support communities across Scotland affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). The online dashboard enables users to view financial support by local authority across four main funds. An overview map also shows total and per capita funding in each …

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OVER £7.5m FUNDING REACHES THE HIGHLANDS TO TACKLE IMPACT OF PANDEMIC

SNP MSP Gail Ross has welcomed new figures outlining the scale of Scottish Government funding to tackle the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. As part of £3.8 billion in extra spending to tackle coronavirus, the Scottish Government has committed to a £350 million package of emergency funding for communities to help tackle harms caused by …

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Virtual energy assessments launched to help Scottish businesses save cash

Businesses in the Highlands and Islands are being encouraged to bring their costs down with free, one to one, virtual support available from Zero Waste Scotland. Through the recently launched Energy Efficiency Business Support Service, which is supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Zero Waste Scotland is offering small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) …

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Summer support for students

Earlier financial help for those facing hardship. Students facing hardship this summer due to COVID-19 can now receive financial support within a package of new measures. The Scottish Government has brought forward early access to £11.4 million of discretionary funds – support for higher education students in financial difficulty – to be administered by colleges …

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Ullapool Community Trust

Covid 19- Community Funding

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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Ullapool Words 500 (UW500)

The Ullapool Bookshop is delighted to announce the launch of a newCreative Writing competition for Adults and Children. The ‘UllapoolWords 500’ (UW500)’s was inspired by the recent local Creative WritingCourse, led by Poet Stephen Keeler, to write or create a story of up to500 words. The UW500 has its own identity. It is hoped that …

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