Tuesday 26th March 2019 Seil Island Main Hall 6.30 pm

SCOTTISH WATER (One hour allocated to this item) Scottish Water will give a presentation on the proposed solution and outline the timescales for planning process and next steps. 

  • Alan Thomson – Head of Corporate relations.
  • Lynne Taggart – Planning and Environment Manager
  • Sam Neil – Programme manager for Scottish Waters’ Alliance Vehicle amey Black & Veatch.


New phone directory

The Community Council would like to produce a new edition of the phone directory but need your permission if you want to be included. We are aware the directory is widely used as a useful resource for the local community, however it is a public document and your details are made available to anyone who purchases the directory. Due to introduction of legislation relating to the use of personal information we need your consent for your details to be printed in the directory. We cannot put any entries into the directory unless we have written consent so unless we get this, your details will not be included in the new edition.

You can complete the  return slip at the bottom of your Seilachan  and leave it in the shop. Alternatively you can email your details to the Community Council secretary, Anne Foster, asking for the details to be included in the directory. Anne’s email address is
We would really wish to encourage people to send in their details as the directory is much appreciated by so many people.

Easdale Medical Practice – new surgery times

Applicable from Monday July 2nd 2018

Monday                09:00am – 10:00am        3.30pm – 4.30pm

Tuesday               08:30am – 10:00am     

Wednesday          09:00am – 10:00am        4.00pm – 5.00pm

Thursday              09:30am – 10:30am      

Friday                   08:30am – 10:00am        3.30pm – 4.30pm

Contact Details to write or email, if you have concerns about Easdale Medical Practice New GP Contract.

 Alan McDevitt Scotland BMA

14 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1LL (map)
Tel: 0131 247 3000 Fax: 0131 247 3001
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First Minister


The Scottish Parliament
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 Shona Robison


The Scottish Parliament
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Mike Russell

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What are the concerns?

  1. Dismantling a health serves that currently works well and patients are happy with.
  2. Increased travelling for patients
  3. Loss of autonomy will destabilise the practice structures and teams.
  4. Lack of security for the future, for recruitment and patients alike.
  5. Loss of current multidisciplinary team communication and structures.
  6. Reduction of quality and continuity of the current service.
  7. Fragmenting an existing service that is not broken.
  8. The proposed New Contract is unrealistic in rural areas.

For more information on the new GP Contract

To engage /follow on social media use

#RememberRural hashtag & follow @RuralGPScot, @RuralPatients, @ScotRural Action

There are also 7 Regional MSPs of different Political Parties who you could also write to.

What do we need?

 A commitment to Rural-proof the New GP Contract NOW.

  1. To have a significant contribution to the rural Short Life Working Group with representation by RGPAS(Rural GP Association of Scotland).
  2. A national rural enhanced service framework to allow practices to retain work, be resourced to do it and to enable more realistic and effective dialogue between practice teams and HSCPs
  3. A Correction Factor that adequately reflects the level of workload involved in rural practice and that adequately reflects and funds sustainable rural practice services

Possible impact of new funding model on GP services on Seil

Letter to the Community Council from Seil’s  GPs

          . . . following our recent letter informing you about the new GP contract, we have put some more information together in response to being asked what can be done to help. We would like to signpost the following website which clearly sets out the problems and has access to relevant documentation for further readings.

To read the whole letter, please  click here 

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