This Page provides key points of contact for individuals, businesses and anyone needing support or information in the community of Assynt.
A 2-side leaflet containing the information in similar form can be downloaded as a PDF here: Assynt Covid19 Information Leaflet (Please note corrected contact details for Flossie’s beach store on this updated version of leaflet – previously printed version had a phone line not being staffed).
Further updates will follow below as they arise. Please get in touch with ideas of what other information you think should be on this page.
Highland Council Helpline (free)
Get advice/assistance on benefits, education & social care etc. You can also register as a volunteer. General Covid-19 support line.
Open Mon-Fri 8am-6pm.
Community Care Assynt
Providing hot meals deliveries, and also helping with deliveries of groceries, prescriptions etc. to at-risk and ‘shielding’ individuals. Helping with other general Covid-19 action. Also currently managing newspaper deliveries.
A food bank is currently being set up, and deliveries of regular food parcels will very soon be available by prior arrangement. Please do make use of this service if you are struggling with accessing enough nutritious food at this hard time. Contact Bill at the Assynt Centre on the below number to arrange. He will ask for some basic info to assess your need and note dietary requirements.
Thanks also to Assynt Leisure Centre for offering use of the leisure centre for this new service.
(Bill Wardley-Smith, manager)
Assynt Community Council
Acting as a liaison between Highland Council, government and the community. Maintains a list of isolated, at-risk and/or ‘shielding’ individuals in Assynt, and a register of volunteers able to help those people with picking up and dropping off shopping, friendly phone calls, keeping an eye on those people’s thumbs up / thumbs down window signs, etc. Contact them for advice, or to add your name as a volunteer.
Assynt Medical Practice
Operating a ‘Locked Door’ Policy, which means those wanting to collect a prescription, for example, will have to ring the bell to attract staff attention.
Prescription pre-order forms can be posted through the letterbox, or for the time being, telephoned in.
All appointments are now by telephone assessment. Patients will only be asked to attend the Health Centre if essential.
Anyone who has Respiratory Symptoms must not attend for any reason, without prior telephone discussion or assessment. For any medical advice, please contact by telephone.
Emergency Contact number is 01571 844226.
The line is closed between 6pm Friday and 8am Monday.
Between those times, the NHS 24 helpline should be used instead.
For NHS 24, dial 111.
Health & Social Care
For Care at Home, District Nurses, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Lairg-based Handyperson Service for over 65s, and other welfare agencies.
Please contact this ‘Single Point of Contact’:
Emergency out-of-hours Social Work: 0845 769 7284 (Highland Council – line shared with TEC Services)
Not currently visiting Assynt, but is offering video or telephone consultations and delivery of medication. Appointments can be made for visits to Rogart for emergencies and vaccinations.
OTHER LOCAL SHOPS & SERVICES
Open Mon-Sat 7am-4pm
Inver Park Stores
Open Mon-Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 10am-6pm
S Greenlees & Son Butchers
Open Tues-Sat 9am-4pm
Flossie’s Beach Store
Clachtoll groceries shop currently offering deliveries. Anyone looking to order groceries please contact through Facebook Page
(Please note incorrect info on the earlier printed version of leaflet – phone number listed there for Flossie’s is unstaffed during the lockdown.)
Offering takeaway meals,
Open Mon-Fri 10am-5.30pm, Sat 10am-4pm
The Jammery (Culkein, Stoer)
Open for pre-order collections only, from secure boxes outside the shop. Fresh bread & baked goods available on Thursdays (pre-order by midday Wednesday).
Open 9am-12 noon, Monday – Saturday. Closed Sunday.
Assynt delivery round on a Wednesday includes a range of fresh fruit and veg.
Order by midnight Tuesday, for delivery Friday from Scourie to Lochinver (and in between).
Small fruit and veg box £15.00; large fruit and veg box £30.00.
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