Scottish Rural Action: Survey Round 2

Scottish Rural Action are running an ongoing survey to better understand response and recovery in rural communities across Scotland. Round 1 of the “Rural Communities Survey on COVID-19 – Response and Recovery” was undertaken in May 2020, and the findings have now been published as a report. Read our summary, or click here to read the Read more…

Scottish Rural Action: Round 1 Report

Rural Communities Survey on COVID-19 – Response and Recovery Round 1 – May 2020 Report on the first round of SRA’s survey designed to provide a whole community view on response and recovery from rural Scotland. Further rounds are planned in June and July to map changes as Scotland moves out of lockdown. Key message Read more…

Kintyre Recycling Ltd works towards reopening its shop

As businesses begin to cautiously reopen, they are working hard to make sure they comply with government guidance and keep their staff and customers safe. This is especially true for social enterprises, who often rely on the income of their shops to assist with community benefit costs. As organisations start to think about the next phase and reopening, many have concerns about reaching the Read more…

Arrochar and Tarbet Community Development Trust

Arrochar and Tarbet Community Development Trust have initiated a community-wide meal drop of prepared soup and sandwiches, home baking, grocery items, and drawings and notes from local schoolchildren to elderly and isolated households. Goodie bags are delivered regularly by groups of volunteers who transport and deliver the supplies to isolated households. The main course meal Read more…

Kintyre Recycling

Kintyre Recycling are happy and proud to be able to offer a monthly Recycling Service in Kintyre, the only area in Argyll & Bute to provide this. After an initial halt to all waste management services across the area, liaison with Argyll and Bute Council resulted in Kintyre Recycling (KRL) continuing to deliver household kerbside Read more…

ShopperAide

ShopperAide provide support services for older people in South Kintyre, including shopping services. Since the start of lockdown, they have seen a significant increase in demand for their services and have doubled the amount of people they deliver shopping to. They reached capacity after the first month, and with staff and volunteers working flat out, Read more…

Jura Community Shop

The Jura Community Shop has been working hard over the last few weeks and months to keep up with the constantly changing situation which we all face from COVID-19. The Community run shop initially struggled to keep up with increased demand for orders of fresh fruit and veg, bread and milk at the start of Read more…

Built-in Resilience: Community Landowners’ Responses to the Covid-19 Crisis

In June 2020, Community Land Scotland and the Community Woodlands Association co-published a new report entitled “Built-in Resilience: Community Landowners’ Responses to the Covid-19 Crisis.” The report demonstrates the remarkable efforts made by community landowners’ to support their communities throughout the lockdown period, highlighting the ability of community landowners and organisations to be agile and Read more…

Rockfield Centre

The Rockfield Centre in Oban is a cultural hub and social enterprise which acts as a home for different groups, enterprises and organisations. During the Covid crisis, the Rockfield Centre has continued to support the community and has become a local community anchor organisation for the Scottish Government Supporting Communities Fund and are supporting a Read more…