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02 October 2021Scottish Water Newsletter

You can access this Newsletter from the external link below


29 September 2021Timber felling in Highlandman's and Torr Forests

The original schedule for four phases of felling has slipped.

 The areas remain unchanged. The new timings will be  posted as soon as they are received. 

26 September 2021Sandwich Series : New Venue, same Great Music










Good news that the Sandwich Series will be starting up again in November!!

As before, the concerts will be on the first Thursday of each month, starting at 1pm with an hour of wonderful music, a glass of wine and a sandwich. 

The lunchtime recitals will now move to Rhu & Shandon Church which has a wonderful acoustic and a new grand piano.

The first concert will be on Thursday 4th Nov 1pm and I'm delighted will be given by:

  • Anthony Moffat - Violin
  • Sian Winstanley - Soprano
  • Stephen Adam - Piano  

Details on how to book will follow later.



24 September 2021NHS Highland Report

The external link is to the 2020-21 Annual Report for NHS Highland A&B Health Team's Annual report

19 September 2021Newsletter 101 sent out today.

If you would like to have the Newsletter delivered to your inbox, just click on the external link below. This will take you to the latest Newsletter. At the top on the left click on subscibe.

19 September 2021Vaccine Certificates

Get a record of your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination status on NHS Inform

19 September 2021Community Council Meeting

We are expecting to hold a community council meeting by zoom on

Wednesday 29th September at 7.30pm.

 Community Councillors and members of the community who wish to join the meeting should send their

name and and email address and postcode 


asap and at least 3 hours before the start and you will be sent a link.

 Don't expect the link by return!


The agenda will be  posted on our website at least a week before the meeting.

19 September 2021Make your home warmer: Get prepared this Autumn.

 Home Energy Scotland offers impartial advice on energy saving and making your home warmer and more energy efficient.  See the external link below

In addition, see the item posted on 14th September to see if your home qualifies for an insulation grant 


19 September 2021Free lime Mortar Training Course

A course, delivered by the Scottish Lime Centre Trust, will take place at

Hermitage Park, Helensburgh,

on 1 October,

and is open to anyone with an interest in traditional skills, building conservation or maintaining their property.

If you are interested in attending the free course, contact Hermitage Park Manager Charlie Cairns at charlie.cairns@argyll-bute.gov.uk or on 01436 658859.

Places are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.

 More Details in the External link below

17 September 2021Beach Clean in Rhu. Fri 24th 10am

A joint Beach Clean with Babcock from Faslane is planned.

 Kate Williams (rhucleanupcrew@gmail.com) is coordinating from the CC end. 

Please come and join us if you can and bring gloves!


Many Afghans fled with only the clothes they were wearing and refugee organisations expect an influx of refugees into Greece  (via Iran and Turkey).

They will have a great need for warm clothing to help see them through the winter.

“Glasgow the Caring City” plan to ship a consignment of warm clothes/shoes which will arrive in Greece in mid/late November, and have asked for our help.

The collection will be at Rhu Church

on Saturday 25th September between 10am-12 noon.

Please put all donations in tied binbags.

Any queries or difficulties in delivering your donation to the church - please contact: Pat Nisbet - 07841362640      or    Jane Nicholson - 07770577735

15 September 2021Helensburgh to Garelochhead cycle route Questionnaire

The questionnaire on the proposal is in the external link below.

 The deadline for completion is Sunday 10th October.

You can also make three detailed comments on the route by clicking on the External link in the September 10th News Item. 

14 September 2021Home Insulation Grants

More Information is available via the external link below. The grants are available for Property bands A, B and C or E if the energy rating of the property is low.

13 September 2021Most Common Scams in Scotland

In the latest edition of Scam Share from our partners at Trading Standards Scotland please find information on the most recent scams reported across Scotland and what to do if you receive or are a victim to one of these scams.

  • Counterfeit Toys
  • Covid-19 Travel Certificate Scams
  • WhatsApp Scam
  • Recent Doorstep Scams
  • Delivery Scam - ID Request
  • 'Bank Fraud Team' Scam
  • Cold Calls - Insulation
  • Remote Access Scams
  • HMRC Scam Warning

 See the external link below for details of these scams.

13 September 2021New Fire Alarm Standards

You may recall that these should have come into force in February this year ,ut were delayed because of Covid.

The new date is February 2022. Last year by October Alarms were difficult to find, so if you did not get them last year, you should not waste any time!

 The external link below  is to web pages which informs you of the requirements.

The cost for an interlinked system with sealed long-life battery alarms in a two storey house is around £220, if you fit the alarms yourself. There will be an extra cost if you get a tradesperson to fit them for you.

You should:

  • look for a recognised brand
  • use a reputable retailer
  • read online reviews 

check that each alarm complies with the following standards - 

  • Smoke alarms: BS EN14604:2005 
  • Heat alarms: BS 5446-2:2003 
  • Carbon monoxide detectors: British Kitemark EN 50291-1

10 September 2021Helensburgh to Garelochhead Cycle Path

This is another of the  three images accessible from the external link below.

 There is a box underneath each image on the A&B website for your comments and a link to a questionnaire after the last image .

03 September 2021Helensburgh to Garelochhead Cyclepath

You can see the three images in this and the next news item on the website, accessible from the external link below.

 There is a box underneath each image on the website for your comments and

also a link to a questionnaire

03 September 2021Helensburgh to Garelochhead Cyclepath

27 August 2021Large Rally planned for Saturday 28th August

 This is not an publicity posting, but a warning to the community  

Large Anti-Nuclear and Independence Demonstration planned for
Saturday 28th August

 North gate of Faslane between 1pm and 3pm
(The North Gate will be closed between 11am and 3.30pm)

The Rally is organised by All Under One Banner (AUOB). 
Coaches are expected and the A814 through Rhu is likely to be busy during assembly and dispersal times. 
Parking has been agreed in the Faslane Cemetery Carpark.

As there are still lights on the A814 in Rhu, it is to be expected that folk who know the area will use Aros and Pier Road. Please make sure that residents on the route are aware of the expected increase in traffic.

AUOB have suggested that its supporters drop in a to the Peace Camp.

 The Peace Camp on its FaceBook Page have distanced themselves from this event.

 Jackie Baillie has asked protesters to think twice about attending what is expected to be a large rally, particularly given the increase in Covid cases in the area.

24 July 2021Hermitage Park Green Gym

24 July 2021Hermitage Park Green Gym

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