Coronavirus – community contacts - Oban, Lorn and the Isles

Page updated - 02/04/2020 16:58

Name of OrganisationCommunityContact Details Details of what the organisation or group can offer
Appin AidAppinTel. 01631 730416 (Clare Hunt)                    
Essential shopping – help with on-line ordering, collections and delivery.  Prescriptions – collection and delivery.  Regular phone call to check people are OK
ACUMENArgyll and Bute wideTel. 0141  847 8900                         
Email. (Also on Facebook search "Acumen Network").
Host information sessions online, using Facebook and Zoom for people with access to internet. Facebook page will be monitored during office hours (9.00am-5.00pm) and updated regularly with mental health related news and information.
Lomond & Argyll Advocacy ServiceArgyll and Bute wide01586 553428 or 07810 823300
Currently operating a telephone support service
Family Mediation Argyll & ButeArgyll and Bute WideTel. 01631 570101                                
We will be available for telephone support for families. Child contact or contacting partners checking on children's well being from other partner if parties do not speak to each other. At present we are still operating child contact but this will change if nurseries and schools close.  
Marie CurieArgyll and Bute wideFree phone. 0800 090 2309 (Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 5pm) 
If you, or someone you know, is affected by a terminal illness and concerned about coronavirus (COVID-19), our Support Line team are ready to help with the information you need when you need it.
Argyll and Bute Rape CrisisArgyll and Bute Wide07741 645530 or email: to provide support via telephone support line for survivors of sexual trauma.  Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm.
MacMillan Cancer SupportArgyll and Bute wide set up a Facebook group where information on current and future services will be shared along with important information and updates for peoeple affected by cancer and their families.
Balvicar StoresBalvicarTel. 01852 300373Offering home delivery service.
Connel Community CouncilConnelEmail: (or complete this Google Form - support to ensure no one is left isolated
Dalmally Coronavirus SupportDalmallyEmail. (Also on Facebook, search Dalmally Coronavirus Support)Informal contacts between community members to ask for and provide help.
Dunbeg StoresDunbegTel. 01631 566576 or 07919 667221 (between the hours of 10 am and 6 pm)Delivery service for elderly people in Dunbeg - no minimum order
Ethical Sales CollIsle of CollEmail. t.e.s.collstore@gmail.comDelivery service
Iona Community CouncilIsle of IonaContact Shiona, Mark, Rob, Toben, Jane, Don: iona-community-council@googlegroups.comAnyone requiring assistance should contact the community council
Isle of Kerrera Development TrustIsle of  Asking people not to visit the island unless necessary - notice at ferry terminal.  Co-ordinating and helping with shopping and prescriptions
Atlantic Islands CentreIsle of Luing Matching needs of people affected by Covid-19 guidance to local volunteers who can help.  Sending a newsletter out to island residents to inform them of what's going on and hoping to send out weekly newsletters to keep in contact with the community.
Atlantic Islands CentreIsle of LuingTel. 07780 720525 Fiona) or 07943 565609 (Lorraine)Centre is closed but offering takeaway meals and hot drinks 3 days a week at cost price.  Telephone payments and collection via drive through area.
Tobermory Fish CompanyIsle of Mull01688 302120Delivering all over the island
Mull Safe and SoundIsle of MullGrant or Lorna on 01680 300116/07704381255 or Sally at
Emotional support for over 16s
Keel RowIsle of Mull - Ardtun, Bunessan and Fionnphort01681 700458Ready meals and delivery
 Isle of Mull - Craignure/Lochdon/LochbuieSue Royle: 07811083227, Helen Dewar: 07488333585, Kate Grierson: 07801070279Shopping, prescription collection and general help
Dervaig Post Office and StoresIsle of Mull - DervaigDougie and Margaret Allan: dugs564@btinternet.comDeliveries in Dervaig and surrounding area
Ross of Mull Community TransportIsle of Mull - Ross of MullTerry Heggarty 01680 700600Will collect shopping and prescriptions
South West Mull and Iona DevelopmentIsle of Mull - Southwest Mulll areaJanice Hall: 01681 700677Services and support for anyone affected by Covid-19
 Isle of Mull - SalenKerry Mitchell: 07825577419, Helen McWalter: 07967094775, Eilidh Allen 07810747431Shopping, prescription collection, posting mail and general help
Salen HotelIsle of Mull - Salen01680 300324Ready meals to order 6pm - 8pm.  Telephone payment.  Collection available - will deliver in Salen area where required
Tobermory BakeryIsle of Mull - Salen and Tobermory01688 302225Delivery of ready meals and groceries in the Salen and Tobermory area
Mull Crisis ManagementIsle of Mull - TobermoryKaren - 07793037714 (24/7) Requests for help: and to volunteer: volunteersmull@gmail.comShopping, prescription collection and general help
Tobermory Pharmacy Isle of Mull - Tobermory01688 302431Delivery of prescriptions and other pharmaceutical goods. Online and card payments available.  9am - 4pm (half days Sat and Wed)
Park Lodge HotelIsle of Mull - Tobermory area01688 302430Food delivery service Fridays, Saturday, Sunday
Ulva Ferry Community Isle of Mull - Ulva Ferry Shopping, prescription collection and general help
Tiree Action in the CommunityIsle of TireeTel. 01631 572975 or 07786 496275Information updates are being posted on the website:
Avich & Kilchrenan Community CouncilKilchrenanTel. 01866 833402 or 07792499003  
Weekly collection and delivery of medication/repeat prescriptions for orders telephoned to local surgery. Minimizing the number of surgery visits.  Collection of Click and Collect food orders to Oban Tesco.  
Avich & Kilchrenan Community CouncilKilchrenanTel. 01866 833402 or 07792 499003     
Items which have  been requested are non-perishable food items -  dry goods and tins; cleaning products -  soaps, gels and the gold dust items- toilet rolls! All goods will be passed to team Hope to support the services they have planned.
Albany StoresObanTel. 01631 564635Delivery service in Oban area for elderly or anyone self-isolating
Factory ShopOban Dedicated shopping hour for Older people. M-TH 8.30 - 9.30
New Hope Community KitchenObanTel. 01631 565730Food parcel delivery for people in emergency situations.
Rockfield CentreObanEleanor:  07762 756072 Email:  
Lynn: 07483 430113 Email:
Facebook: @ObanCommunitiesTrust
Telephone support to Oban Communities Trust volunteers.  Tutorials/activities/connections through Facebook.  Site closed with the exception of Oban Food Hub collection point.  Community chatter - connecting volunteers to support others by phone.  Signposting to community resources
TescoOban Priority shopping times for elderly and vulnerable customers.  9am - 10am on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays
Jacksons the ButchersOban01631 562016Delivering meat however due to demand, this may be subject to availability and pick-ups on behalf of others are encouraged.
Soroba StoresOban - Soroba area01631 562999Delivery service in Soroba area for elderly or anyone self-isolating
Minority Ethnic Carers of Older PeopleOban and LornTel. 07553 115 457 (Siubhan)              
Support to vulnerable and older gypsy/travellers.  Delivering food and medication
Taste of ArgyllOban and surrounding area07882 226675Food delivery service and ready meals (order the day before for ready meals). Card payments by phone.
Seil and Easdale Community CouncilSeil & EasdaleEmail. seilandeasdaleccsec@btinternet.comCo-ordinating volunteers to help those self-isolating with essential supplies, prescriptions and the offer of telephone contact to counter social isolation
Taynuilt Community CouncilTaynuiltTel. 07955 750592                                
Delivering shopping, dog walking, a chat on the phone to reduce isolation
Community Contacts  Offering telephone support to client group - face to face contact will be reviewed on a case by case basis
Crossroads North Argyll Tel. 01631 562277Care Attendants will be contacting the carers they support, by telephone, to check they are okay and if there is anything they need. We will also be liaising with North Argyll Carers Centre to provide a coordinated approach to supporting carers.
North Argyll Carer's Centre Telephone: 01631 564422 
We will be maintaining regular contact with carers via telephone. We are keen to hear from anyone in a caring role who is needing support. Our website, Facebook pages and blog will be updated regularly with information and wellbeing tips