News about and concerning the local area

12 December 2018Community Resilience Conference Debrief now available

 The Scottish Resilient Communities Conference 2018 hosted by  the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters at Cambuslang was held on 30 October 2018. The  Conference Debrief is now available for download HERE

09 December 2018Complaint to Highland Council Regarding Blocked Drains

Not for the first time FRCC has written to the Highland Council regarding the long term problemss of blocked drains in our area. The letter sent yesterday may be downloaded by clicking HERE.

06 December 2018Library opening hours over Festive Period

02 December 2018Find Funds for your Community project

Please find attached the latest list of sources of funding  from Scotland's Towns Partnership HERE

19 November 2018Community Market Dates for 2019

Black Isle Community Market Dates for 2019


18 November 2018August and September Minutes added

Following a prompt from Tim Blackie (thanks Tim) the approved minutes for August and September have been added to the Documents/Minutes folder....

08 November 2018WEA Women in the HIghlands Project

08 November 2018Neil Gunn Writing Competition

Entries are invited with a  closing date of 8th March 2019....

02 November 2018No Winter Car Park Charges at Chanonry Ness


Despite the lack of advice on the current signage we have confirmation from the HIghland Council that the car parking charges at Chanonry Point only apply between 1st March and 31st October. Enjoy the Winter!

01 November 2018Age Scotland Connecting Service

The Age Scotland Community Connecting Service is preparing a list of groups and organisations across each of Scotland’s 32 council areas that offer friendship and activities for older people. This is in response to demand from callers for information about opportunites in their local area. They are preparing guides to be made available to Age Scotland Helpline callers on request, and on the Age Scotland website.

Their service aims to tackle loneliness and isolation directly by helpling people access services; to seek to provide valuable support and encouragement over the telephone while people find an opportunity that best suits their interests and needs.

They are keen to include as much information about social groups and activities across Scotland.

If you have any questions or would like further information about the Age Scotland Community Connecting project please do not hesitate to contact them on 0800 12 44 222 or by email: helpline@agescotland.org.uk.

24 October 2018Scottish Fire and Rescue Service launches Community Asset Register


Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is looking for volunteers with access eqipment who are willing for it to be used in emergencies. Such equipmet included 4x4 vehicles and small boats. Details areavailable on the SFRS website . Any Volunteers who wish to offer their support should register an interest by emailing :



We have been advised by the Highland Council of the following incident:


"Simpson oils were filling a domestic heating tank this afternoon at Greenside Avenue, Rosemarkie. The operator connected the hose incorrectly resulting in 240+ litres of kerosene oil escaping. The oil ran down the road, entered a roadside gully and discharged on to Rosemarkie beach.



Kerosene is a light oil and will evaporate.


The following actions are being undertaken:

The contaminated site has been cordoned off

The site will be monitored- Foreman on site

Simpson Oils are following their incident reporting procedure ( SEPA etc)

Diane Agnew – Ward Manager has been informed and is assisting by contacting Environmental Health

Oil pollution response material has been mobilised as a precaution


Iain Moncrieff – Roads Operations Manager, Skye, Ross & Cromarty is currently in discussion with SEPA, who have advised that they will also send a representative to check the contaminated site as a precaution.  SEPA were happy with the actions carried out as detailed above, and have agreed that no excavation of the contaminated  is required.



Contacts available in relation to the ongoing incident:

Iain Moncrieff - 07789921776

OOH- 01349 862418 ( Douglas Miles- Duty officer)"

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