Providing a resource for our local communities

of Colintraive and Glendaruel

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NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde:  779 cases      
NHS Highland:  72 cases

CG Community Council 27 March 2020

Community Price List:

Food and Drink




Sparkling Wine

Red Wine

White Wine

Soft Drinks


CG Community Council 20 March 2020

Death Statistics By Age Group

Calmac Q&A

This webpage was last updated 3 April, 2020 18:33

Community Food Supply Service 27th March 2020

In order to help the community access a stable and regular supply of food and supplies, we are now working with a number of local suppliers to provide a food delivery / collection service that will allow members of the community to receive food deliveries at home and avoid the need to travel to Dunoon, Rothesay or Tighnabruaich. Such shopping trips are costly, time consuming and, most importantly, expose members of our community to potential infection. The following food delivery / collection services will be available.

Fynest Fish
Robert will continue to deliver to the community as long as he has supply. Robert can be contacted on 07880 718000. This should provide a good source of fresh fish and vegetables.

Shellfield Farm
Within the next few weeks, Nikki and Fraser will be launching a range of homemade Farm2Fork frozen ready meals for safe home delivery to your doorstep. These will be sold as single or 2 person portions with prices starting at £5.50 and £8.50. Initial recipes will be Beef Bourguignon, Cottage Pie, Veggie Shepherds Pie and Fish Pie, with more to be added in the future. Pease contact Shellfield Farm to join their mailing list; follow their social media pages / website for up to date info on launch date, offers and pricing.

Colintraive Hotel
Clare has offered to take orders from the community and place them with her suppliers. Orders can be collected from the hotel at a pre-arranged time slot or delivered to your door. Orders placed by 5pm Sunday will be ready for collection / delivery on the following Friday. To place an order, please call Clare on 01700 841207. To make the process as efficient and cost effective as possible, only one brand of each product will be available, depending on supply chain capacity. New items will be added over the next few weeks. We have attached an order form which can be used to order over the phone. An online ordering form will be available soon. Clare can also order meat from McQueens in Rothesay and venison from Winston Churchill to avoid multiple delivery charges.

Nikki and Clare have both offered to set up accounts to make payment easier as we would like to avoid the use of cash for safety reasons. Payment can be made over the phone or by bank transfer.

Our aim in setting up this arrangement is twofold. Firstly, we feel it is vital that the community has a secure, safe and cost effective supply of food and groceries for the next few weeks and months. Secondly, it is important that we support our local businesses. We feel that this initiative helps achieve both.

If you have prescriptions that need to be collected, let us know and we can co-ordinate pickup and drop off along with groceries. If you have any questions about this service please contact one of our Community Resilience Volunteers.

Cathleen Russell   Danuta Steedman   Davie Munro

This is a fast moving situation and we are trying to react as quickly as possible so will try and refine/ update this service regularly.

Colintraive Community Price List

Please order before 5pm Sunday for collection/delivery on the following Friday. 
Orders can be placed by phoning Clare on 01700 841207. 
Call Clare to arrange a slot to collect your order or request free home delivery.

Description Size Cost
Food and Drink
Argyll Coffee £6.50
Coffee (instant) £3.49
Tea £2.99
Sugar £1.20
Icing Sugar £1.50
Pot Noodle £1.19
Baxters Soups - Tomato/Scotch Broth/chicken broth £1.19
Fish Fingers 224g £2.75
Oatly Oak milk £2.50
Bottlegreen Cordial Hand-Picked Elderflower 500ml £3.49
Britvic Blackcurrant Cordial 1000ml £2.99
Ham 100g £1.19
Galloway Medium Scottish Cheddar 200g £2.49
Princes Tuna Chunks in Brine 145g (Drained Weight 102g) 145g £1.59
Apples £1.60
Lemons £1.30
Farm Fresh Mixed Fruit £1.69
Bread sliced £2.90
Butter - Lurpak spreadable £2.59
Milk pint 1 pint £0.80
Milk 2 pint 2 pints £1.30
Milk 4 pint 4 pints £2.45
Bread flour £2.50
Plain flour £1.59
Eggs £1.85
Orange Juice £1.75
Mini Cereals 2 £1.00
Mars/Snickers £0.85
Microwave Rice £1.49
Jam - marmalade/ raspberry or apricot £1.19
Mustard (maille dijon or wholegrain) £2.15
Chilli sauce for chinese cooking £3.99
Borders buscuits £1.85
Oatcakes £1.70
Honey £6.95
Baked Beans £0.99
Salt and pepper £2.80
Lea and Perrins £2.19
Olive Oil £2.69
Water £1.00
Pipers crisps £1.00
Happy Shopper 15 Firelighters with Hotspots 200g £1.00
Fuel Express Traditional Wood Logs £8.99
Finish dishwasher tablets £2.99
Kitchen Foil £1.29
Flash Bathroom £2.00
Toilet Duck £2.00
Daz £2.99
Flash all purpose £1.49
Toilet Paper £1.50
Chappie £1.19
Cat litter £1.00
Whiskas £3.75
Toothbrush £3.00
Toothpaste £1.00
Toilet Roll £5.00
Shampoo £1.00
Always Ultra Normal (Size 1) Sanitary Towels Wings 14 pads £2.29
Soap £1.49
Panadol Paracetamol Caffeine Pain Relief Tablets 500mg £2.65
Anadin Extra Aspirin, Paracetamol and Caffeine16 Caps £2.65
Tampax £2.99
Champagne and Sparkling Wine
Cremant d'Alsace, Meyer Fonne Brut NV 750ml £36.00
Red Wine
Old Vines Garnacha, Bodegas Estaban Martin 2018 750ml £8.99
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Fratelli Barba 2017 750ml £10.00
Malbec Triuno 2017 750ml £10.00
Bodegas Bohedal Rioja Crianza 2016 £12.00
Meerlust Red 2016 750ml £28.00
Aqua Santa Pinot Noir 750ml £16.00
Rose Cinsault/Grenache "Tendem" Rose Bruno Andreu 2018 750ml £11.00
White Wine
White Wine Bottle retail everyday 750ml £8.99
Chenin Blanc Paarl Heights 2018 750ml £10.00
Falerio Saladini Pilastri 2018 750ml £12.00
Sauvignon Blanc Taringi 2018 750ml £13.00,
Albarino Nai e Senora 2018 750ml £15.00
Picpoul de Pinet Domaine Morin Langaran 750ml £15.00
Sancerre750ml £30.00
Soft drinks
Various cans 330ml £0.85
4 cans Tenants 440ml £4.80



20th March 2020

Dear Community Member

The next few weeks/months will be difficult for the country as Covid-19 spreads. Both the UK and Scottish Governments are putting things in place to try and slow down the spread but we as a community can also help to slow the spread down by helping those who fall ill, have to self isolate or are vulnerable.

If you or a family member show symptoms and have to self isolate or if you are vulnerable we can help. 

Contact one of the numbers below and one of our volunteers will help you by:

         • Collecting and delivering your shopping to your door

         • Collecting and delivering medicines

         • Chatting to you on the phone

         • Delivering urgent supplies


Something everyone can do:

• Phone your immediate neighbours every couple of days to check they are okay. As the virus spreads people will become more isolated and it is important that we keep in contact and look after each other.


To get a volunteer to contact you phone:

Cathleen Russell   Danuta Steedman   or Davie Munro



Some statistics compiled by the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention up to 11th February 2020, showing numbers of cases of Covid-19 and numbers of deaths from Covid-19 by age group.

Age Group Cases Deaths Rate %
0-9 416 0 0%
10-19 549 1 0.2%
20-29 3619 7 0.2%
30-39 7600 18 0.2%
40-49 8571 38 0.4%
50-59 10008 130 1.3%
60-69 8583 309 3.6%
70-79 3918 312 8%
80+ 1408 208 14.8%
Total 44623 1023 2.3%




What is CalMac doing in response to the current COVID-19 situation?

CalMac has a full COVID-19 Response team in place which has been working to ensure our customers and staff are already responding to the latest Government instructions surrounding the current outbreak.

We work closely and frequently with Transport Scotland, the Scottish Government's Resilience Team and Health Protection Scotland to stay on top of the latest advice and guidance from Government and health officials. It is vital to ensure a coordinated approach is taken to keeping our customers and staff safe and supported.

Customers have a responsibility to ensure they are aware of the latest Government advice around hand hygiene and self-isolation before attempting to come on our vessels. The information and actions we would expect our customers to follow can be found at:

Can passengers stay in their vehicles on the car deck?

CalMac currently only allows those passengers who are in ambulances and accompanied by medical staff to travel whilst on the car deck of our major vessels. Allowing passengers to remain in their own vehicles is a matter that resides with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). At this time, CalMac does not have the authority to allow passengers to remain in their vehicles on our major vessels unless expressly authorised by the MCA. We will work closely alongside the MCA and we will keep you posted of any future developments. Car passengers are, of course, allowed to stay in their vehicles on our small ferry fleet.

Will CalMac screen passengers for temperature or illness before boarding?

No. Such screening would need to be organised and deployed via the NHS or Health Protection Scotland, and at this time we are not aware of any such plans to set up testing hubs at our terminals. CalMac staff do not possess the specific expertise necessary to conduct such screenings, nor do we possess the necessary equipment. Making decisions about who can and who cannot travel is a complex matter where the NHS, Health Protection Scotland or another third-party authority would need involvement.

Can I delay or cancel my sailing?

CalMac has put in place a temporary change to our policy until 31 May 2020 which means you can now cancel any planned bookings without having to pay a fee, as long as the cancellation is made in advance of the sailing. If you're concerned about your upcoming pre-booked travel plans and wish to make an amendment or cancel, you can do so free of any additional fees. For assistance, you can make amendments online via: or get in touch with our Contact Centre team to cancel on 0800 066 5000.

Please note that our Contact Centre operating hours are (up to Sunday 22 March 2020): 07:00-19:00 from Monday to Friday, and 08:00-17:00 on weekends. And (from Monday 23 March 2020); 07:00-2100 from Monday to Friday, and 08:00-20:00 on weekends.

What additional health and safety precautions is CalMac taking at this time?

Our Masters now include the latest COVID-19 safety advice as part of their safety briefing before every sailing.

CalMac has moved to a position on our major vessels of wiping down all high touch surfaces every two hours with specialist cleaning equipment. This is then logged against a strict recording regime to ensure it has been completed. This does not apply to our small vessel fleet where passengers are allowed to stay in their vehicles. In fact, we are now recommending that all passengers remain in their cars when on these small vessels.

CalMac is also removing any uncovered foodstuffs from display, such as cakes and biscuits and is in the process of scaling back its on-board catering offerings. Hand sanitiser is available in our ports and on our vessels and NHS Inform Coronavirus posters are being put up on all of our vessels and ports.

What is the potential impact on CalMac services if you do not have enough staff to operate the vessels?

In the event that we have a number of staff unable to operate our services, CalMac will institute its Route Prioritisation Matrix, agreed with Transport Scotland. This will see decisions being made for the whole network rather than a single route, with a view to maintaining lifeline services.

I have further questions. Who should I contact?

Email us at: or contact us on 0800 066 5000 This is the best way for us to take in your questions/comments and get them to the right place, as well as ensure the fastest response.

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