West Coast Motors – Helping Communities

As a key service in your community, we recognise bus is for many the only way to access shops for food, prescriptions and other essentials. It also provides a vital service for critical and essential workers.

Last week we introduced free travel to all NHS staff and care workers who are working flat out during these times, but I think we could do a lot more to help around the community. I have personally spoke with a few of the local businesses to set up a delivery service for getting the essentials to places like Achnamara, Crinan, Kilmichael, Slockavullin, Ormsary and Ford these business are happy to take the order over the phone and our vehicles will stop by on route and pick anything up and take the supplies to these places.

The citylink services have been stepped down to one service instead of the five services a day, so the local communities in Lochgair, Minard, Furnace and Inveraray may struggle on getting the essentials. I’m currently working on trying to introduce a service what will enable anyone to get into Lochgilphead to pick anything up and get back home again with a short timeframe, I hoping to have this in place by the middle of this week. This will also open the door to delivering to these communities on route!

The problem we are having is trying to spread the word, would you be able to help??

More than happy for you to phone me to discuss in more detail.

Many Thanks
Robert Mackay
West Coast Motors
T: 01586 555883 or 07775 978910

How It Works

  • Your order will need to placed and paid by phone
  • Make sure West Coast Motors Know to pick it up
  • Have someone at the bus stop to pick up your order

Argyll and Bute Council helpline number

Argyll and Bute Council has launched a single helpline number for citizens to contact the council and other partnership agencies with needs arising from the current coronavirus situation. The helpline number will be operated during normal business hours and is 01546 605524. Queries that will be addressed include Financial, Business, Health, Education, Registration and Social & Homecare Needs. Individuals can also use the helpline to volunteer.
For more information please see – web page To supplement the phone number there are also webforms allowing individuals to volunteer and to log their Social and Homecare needs 24/7.
I’d be grateful if you would kindly use your wider networks to promote this newly launched number and the webform.

Coronavirus Business Support Grants for Argyll and Bute

The Scottish Government has today (24 March) announced further support for businesses affected by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The aim of the Scottish Government Coronavirus Business Support Grant is to keep companies in business, help protect jobs, prevent business closure and promote economic recovery. The fund will be administered by local authorities.

up to date information found on the following website


Covid19: Dunadd Community Council Response

The community council is developing its response to the current situation and has coordinators in different areas. We are looking for volunteers who can deliver shopping, pick up prescriptions, chat over the phone, etc .

We are also trying to identify people who are self isolating and need help. As you will be aware it is difficult to be confident everyone has got the message in an isolated rural area, so we ask that you share this with neighbours, friends, etc. This way we hope to get a message to everyone.

we ask all people who are volunteering to take heed of this information from Argyll and Bute Council

The Co-ordinators are:-

Jim Malcolm
Tel: 510540.

Amber Crowley
Tel: 810328

Sue Maclean
Tel: 510297

David Smart
Tel: 07758 130576

Leaflets that can be printed and shared

Next Community Council Meeting

Next meeting Community Council meeting is 31st March @ Glassary, Kilmartin, and Ford Parish Church , Kilmartin

Guest this month are Jim Smith, Head of Roads and Amenities and Andrew Baron from the Roads Policing Unit. They have been invited due to the concerns residents have about speeding, parking etc in the villages.

This is a chance to be heard and to get some feedback.