The Secretary of State for the Rural Economy has requested that people stay at home and do not come to rural areas to self-isolate as it could overwhelm local services. Visit Scotland have agreed with this, as have our local MP and most of the Argyll islands community councils and local communities.

A Facebook group has been set up for people to request and offer help during the crisis – Seil Survival. The latest post – our own Seil lockdown singsong – is a fantastic example of community spirit – let’s keep looking after each other. Please use this page responsibly – there are plenty of other places on the internet for a rant.

The latest information from the Community Council can be found on their facebook page HERE.

To play our part this site has shut down the Accommodation directory and other parts of the Business Directory for the duration. We will also be closing the relevant sections of our Oban directory for the duration, and any paid for advertisements on this site will be refunded if requested. The directories  will be restored as soon as life returns to normal. This is my decision as the owner and operator of the site, it is not at the request of the Community Council  Рthough I hope they will support these moves.

– Nick Bowles

Easdale Medical Practice – UPDATE FROM THE SURGERY

Please note that as the situation worsens the Surgery are doing all they can to stay open. There are a few local suspected cases so the staff will no longer hand you prescriptions through the window. A box has now been placed just outside the window, and your prescriptions will be placed in the box when you turn up and wave. You must phone before turning up so they can have everything ready for you. If you need a Doctor you will be triaged by telephone before being seen.

There is further information on the surgery website.