Important COVID-19 Updates


Dear Community Members

Following the continued lockdown relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, the ColGlen Community Council has cancelled all in-person meetings for the foreseeable future. The Community Councillors will continue to meet via an online conference app.

If you have any issues you wish us to take up on your behalf or have any questions, you can do so by using our online form or by emailing

We will continue to update our website and Facebook pages with relevant information.

Stay safe, and stay home.

Food Supply

In order to help the community access a stable and regular supply of food and supplies, we are now working with a number of local suppliers to provide a food delivery/collection service that will allow members of the community to receive food deliveries at home and avoid the need to travel to Dunoon, Rothesay or Tighnabruaich. Such shopping trips are costly, time consuming and, most importantly, expose members of our community to potential infection. The following food delivery/collection services will be available

The Co-op in Dunoon is now organised for deliveries to ColGlen. Deliveries will be Thursday, depending on number of orders, from 10am – 8pm. They cannot take payment over the phone. They will take payment on delivery. Cash only – they will round up to the nearest ten £’s and put change in an envelope.
Orders by emailto – if you don’t have access to email please ask someone to email order for you shop.
Phone number
Shopping list – underline if you will take a subsitution
Please submit orders by Tuesday 4pm.

Fynest Fish In order to provide customers with a contact free and safe delivery service they have created an online shop . Delivery days and areas are specified on the website. Orders can be placed from today and first orders will be delivered week commencing 20/4/2020. Please be advised that the deadline for placing an order is SUNDAY 1PM. Orders placed after the deadline will not be delivered until the following week.

The Great British Food Hub in Dunoon also delivers to Colglen fopr a £3.- charge

Loch Fyne local home delivery has an extensive range of fresh and smoked fish, fresh oysters, dairy products, flour, pasta, meat, fresh fruit & vegetables, wines, beers, spirits and other essential items for delivery in Cowal.

Shellfield Farm Nikki & Fraser launched a range of homemade farm2fork frozen ready meals for safe home delivery to your doorstep. These will be sold as single or 2 person portions with prices starting at £5.50 and £8.50. Initial recipes are Beef Bourguignon, Cottage Pie, Veggie Shepherds Pie and Fish Pie, with more to be added in the future. Please contact on 07799 137779 or to join their mailing list.

Colintraive Hotel Clare has offered to take orders from the community and place them with her suppliers. Orders can be collected from the hotel at a pre-arranged time slot or delivered to your door. Orders placed by 5pm Sunday will be ready for collection/delivery on the following Friday. To place an order, please call Clare on 01700 841207. To make the process as efficient and cost effective as possible, only one brand of each product will be available, depending on supply chain capacity. New items will be added over the next few weeks. Below an order form which can be used to order over the phone or emailed. An online ordering form will be available soon. Clare can also order meat from McQueens in Rothesay and venison from Winston Churchill to avoid multiple delivery charges
updated shop list in xls format
updated shop list in pdf format

Nikki and Clare have both offered to set up accounts to make payment easier as we would like to avoid the use of cash for safety reasons. Payment can be made over the phone or by bank transfer.

Our aim in setting up this arrangement is twofold. Firstly, we feel it is vital that the community has a secure, safe and cost effective supply of food and groceries for the next few weeks and months. Secondly, it is important that we support our local businesses. We feel that this initiative helps achieve both.

If you have prescriptions that need to be collected, let us know and we can co-ordinate pickup and drop off. Tighnabruaich surgery prescriptions will be delivered.

If you have any questions about this service please contact one of our Community Resilience Volunteers

Other shops

Please see below a list of the shops that have agreed to send goods out to ColGlen via West Coast motors. There is no charge for this service.

Dae It Yersel (01369 702514)

Walkers (Mica) (0136 9704003 ext1)

Wrights Hardware (01369 702942) – needs to be ordered by the weekend

Boots Chemist

Right Medicine Pharmacy (01369 7021257)

Argyll Vintners (01369 70 7911) only open Thur, Fri, Sat but will make up an order and open briefly on Wednesday to give to West Coast Motors driver.

Eco Health Store (01369 705106)

Bute and Cowal Vets (01369 702532)

1. If you wish to place an order you need to contact shop to order and pay – they will accept payment over phone.
2. Make clear to shop that they need to mark clearly who it is for and whether it is for Colintraive or Glendaruel.
3. You then need to inform either Danuta Steedman (01700841329), Davie Munro (01369820199) or Cathleen Russell (01369820319) that you have placed an order and with which shops for the above list by Monday 5pm.
4. Orders will then be delivered on Wednesdays and you will be given a time slot to collect from Glen Hall or trailer at Ardachuple Farm entrance. If you need them delivered because you are self isolating please let Davie, Danuta or Cathleen know so they can arrange for a volunteer to deliver to you.
5. You are asked when collecting your goods to keep appropriate distance and wait until volunteer signals to you to collect your goods.

Community help

Dear Community Member,

The next few weeks/months will be difficult for the country as Covid-19 spreads. Both the UK and Scottish Governments are putting things in place to try and slow down the spread but we as a community can also help to slow the spread down by helping those who fall ill, have to self-isolate or are vulnerable.

If you or a family member show symptoms and have to self isolate or if you are vulnerable we can help. Contact one of the numbers below and one of our volunteers will help you by:

• Collecting and delivering your shopping to your door
• Collecting and delivering medicines
• Chatting to you on the phone
• Urgent supplies

Something everyone can do:

• Phone your immediate neighbours every couple of days to check they are okay.

As the virus spreads people will become more isolated and it is important that we keep in contact and look after each other.

To get a volunteer to contact you phone our volunteers follow the instructions in the Covid-19 leaflet

Scotland Cares

A&B Council

Bin collections go back to three weekly cycle

The council is taking its first step to going back to the normal cycles of bin and recycling collections – three weekly for general domestic waste and two weekly for blue bin/bag recycling.
From the week beginning 22 June

If you live in Dunoon and Cowal, Mid Argyll, Tarbert, Oban and Lorn, Coll, Colonsay, Tiree, Lismore and Helensburgh and Lomond, your normal schedule for general waste and blue bins will restart during the week beginning 22 June. You will be able to check what date your bins go out, one the website from 19 June.

Argyll and Bute Council news round-up – 29 May 2020

Welcome to Argyll and Bute Council’s weekly news round-up. Thank you for reading it. If you have ideas on how we could make it more useful for you, we’d love to hear them. Please let us know by emailing

Civic amenity sites reopen on 1 June
Civic amenity sites around Argyll and Bute will re-open on 1 June.
Centres are likely to be very busy for the first few days. We would ask residents to use them only if it is absolutely necessary until the initial demand has died down, otherwise you may have to wait in queues to use the sites.
When we re-open our sites, there will be a number of changes to normal operations. There are some limits on how you can use the sites and the things you can take there. There will also be special traffic management plans at some of the sites. The sites will go back to normal operations, with all the usual recycling options, as soon as it is safe to do so – we hope no later than a fortnight after opening.
Before you go, please read details of traffic plans and what you can, and can’t take , to your local site.
There will be no change to the two-weekly bin collection schedule at the moment. We are making plans to get back to our normal service of waste and recycling collections and we will let you know in plenty of time when it is about to happen.

Coronavirus News
Lockdown update 28 May 2020: The message remains ‘stay local’ as the Scottish Government announces some changes to lockdown restrictions. While some lockdown restrictions on outdoor activities are easing from Friday 29th May, all Loch Lomond National Park visitor facilities will remain closed.
Vital role for Council digital communication: Many services and organisations are having to develop new ways of working as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. With more people working from home, the use of digital communications has never been more important in maintaining vital services.
St Columba’s pupils are cooking up a success: Pupils from St Columba’s Primary School in Oban have been putting their culinary skills to the test over the last few weeks, creating delicious food for a lockdown charity recipe book.
Test and protect rolled out in Scotland: Anyone in Scotland aged 5 or over, who is self-isolating because they are showing symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), can be tested


Coronavirus Caring for People Helpline Service

We have been asked by partners in NHS Highland to bring to your attention the Emotional Support Pathway in place to assist people during the Coronavirus outbreak. The information I’ve been asked to bring to your attention is as follows:

One of the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak is on our emotional wellbeing. The Caring for People Partnership has developed support pathways to support people who may be feeling anxious/have low mood or those who are feeling lonely and/or isolated. There are two main areas of support:
1. Keeping in Touch telephone support from community volunteers.
2. Emotional support conversations with trained co-ordinators to match people in need of help with the best service.

The pathways can be used for people to access support for themselves and they also have a referral route for anyone worried to make a referral on someone else’s behalf.

This activity has been co-ordinated by the Caring for People Tactical Partnership that is made up of the HSCP, Council and Third Sector Interface.

More information and referral routes can be found here

Below information on Argyll and Bute’s Caring for People Helpline to support people needing assistance during the coronavirus emergency, which may be of some use within your communities.
Caring for peope utube video help
Caring for People helpline overview
Caring for People Helpline pathway

For help with Financial; Business; Health; Education; Registration; Social, Domestic and Medical Homecare Needs and volunteering. Read more about this new service.
01546 605524 – open 9am to 5pm, Mon-Fri
Please leave this line open for vulnerable people who may not be able to help themselves if you have other options.
An online help form is also available.

Coronavirus – help and advice is the A&B Council page providing guidance and updates on changes to services as they arise, and share information that may be of use to you.

Neighbourhood Alerts

For the alerts issued by Neighborhood Watch, please consult our special covid-19 page for these alerts