Raasay Community Resilience Group

In light of the ongoing Coronavirus situation, Raasay Community Council has set up the ‘Raasay Community Resilience Group’.

This group will be co-ordinating information and support to ensure that our community is in the best possible position to get through the following weeks and months. Please see below some information which we hope will help you during this time.

Groceries

Residents can order direct from Raasay Community Stores by phoning 01478 660203 or emailing raasaystores@aol.com. T he shop opening hours are Mon – Sat 1000 to 1500 and the Post Office 1000 to 1200.

Guidance and opening times could change so please keep an eye on online information or the local notice board.

Woodfuel Group & Coal

The group will be taking orders and delivering to island residents – you can order by phoning Angus Gillies on 01478 660383 or email raasaydevelopmenttrust@gmail.com

The island has a supply of coal stored at The Pit which can be ordered through Nairn Fuels on www.nairnfuels.co.uk. 

Prescriptions

The Skye Community Response Team will now take prescriptions to the ferry each day to save you having to go to Portree to collect them.

  • Order your prescription as normal.
  • Phone the Skye Community Response helpline on 01470 373111 (Open 9-5 Each Day)
  • Give your name, date of birth, address, postcode and number of items.
  • Phone the chemist on 01478 612100 to say that the SCR team will pick it up. Please allow Boots long enough to make up the order.
  • Prescriptions will be picked up at 3pm and put on the Raasay ferry at 5.30pm. Raasay volunteers will collect them from the ferry and arrange delivery.

Calmac

The ferry has been reduced to an ‘Essential Lifeline’ service

Monday – Saturday

Departing Raasay

0955, 1215 & 1700

Departing Sconser

1025, 1300 & 1730

Sunday

Departing Raasay

1000 & 1600

Dep. Sconser

1030 & 1700


Community Nurse

From the 1st of April, there will be overnight cover on Raasay, as well as daytime cover. During daytime hours 9am to 5pm, please phone 01478 660204. From 5pm to 9am please contact NHS24 via 111. NHS24 will review and will then contact the Community Nurse if a visit is needed overnight.

If you do develop symptoms of Coronavirus, please follow the advice to self-isolate – if your symptoms worsen or you have serious health concerns please contact: NHS24 on 111 .

As always, dial 999 in an emergency.

The website NHSinform.scot has all the latest guidance and information you will require during this crisis and they also have a helpline for any concerns or queries you might have: 0800 028 2816