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Community Call Service

SLCVO has set up a service providing regular phone calls to anyone who would benefit from a friendly chat and help with shopping etc.

For details see our SLCVO page here or go to their website clicking this link here


See information about Kids' Art Club on this new page (link)


Lochalsh Wide Community response to Coronavirus!

See the leaflet below (has being sent by post to all households in Lochalsh)

and new website and facebook page

also press release on our news page

Many Thanks – Well Done!

A huge thankyou from Lochalsh Community Council to all the people who have volunteered to give assistance to our community, particularly the elderly, vulnerable and isolated in these difficult times.

By now, through the initiatives set up by very public spirited local residents, every household in our area will have been contacted and should now be aware of how to get help if required. There is a network of co-ordinators and volunteers who are ready to respond to any problems you may have, including assistance with shopping, posting mail, urgent supplies, picking up prescriptions or just a friendly telephone call.

We will continue to keep you up to date via this website lochalsh.org.uk and by our facebook page.

Stay Safe


Important information about safe Rubbish Collection - see our new page for details

Our next meeting on 24th March 2020 and subsequent meetings at Auchtertyre Old School  have be CANCELLED due to the Coronavirus pandemic

Our members are, however, in contact with each other on a regular basis by telephone, email , facebook etc. If you have any issues or need any assistance please contact us via this site

For vulnerable folk who may need assistance or reassurance during this crisis there are currently various initiatives being set up to facilitate this. In particular a group on facebook called Community Heart, Kyle and Lochalsh is well advanced in its preparations and can be accessed by clicking this link.

In the meantime, at this early stage, we are in regular contact with Highland Council who are trying to co-ordinate help groups as they become aware of them.

We will keep this site up to date as things progress.


More locally Skye and Lochalsh Council for Voluntary Organisations have set up a call up service to give help as communities implement isolation measures due to Covid-19. Many people will want to remain connected to local support services. SLCVO have set-up a call service where people can receive a check-in call every day or every 3 days to see if they are OK or need help to get food, prescriptions or fuel. If you would like to sign-up for a Community Call or know of anyone who would benefit from this please contact info@slcvo.org.uk for a referral form or if you have no email call 01478 612921. Their facebook page can be accessed here



A new Highland Council Help line with 200 phone lines is now operational

0300 303 1362

Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm

See Press release on this page


The Scottish Goverment Businees Support Fund is now open

Details of grants etc for small and large businesses can be found here

Further more detailed Business Advice has now been added to this page


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View from Auchtertyre Hill, looking westward above

Balmacara to the Isle of Skye enlarge

COMMUNITY COUNCIL is a link between the people and the Highland Council. It consists of  elected volunteers who meet monthly, usually on the third Tuesday of each month (except in the summer holidays) at 7.30 p.m. in the main hall at Auchtertyre Community Learning and Development Centre.

EVERYBODY who lives in Auchtertyre, Avernish, Balmacara, Kirkton, Glaik and Reraig is entitled and warmly encouraged to attend these meetings. It’s the best way to know what is going on and to have your say about how the area is run. You can tell the people who represent you on Community Council what you want to happen around here. More often than not, one of our four Highland Councillors will also be in attendance so your concerns can be addressed directly to them.

Header picture: Purple saxifrage (Saxifraga oppositifolia) on Auchtertyre Hill. enlarge

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