The Heights Hub

The Heights Hub has been set up to help us help ourselves in this challenging time. We are a group of neighbours from across the Dingwall & Strathpeffer Heights looking out for each other, available to help – with information, advice or practical assistance – as required.

Our assumption is that most people will already have support systems upon which they can call. But a time may come when those systems no longer work, perhaps because people upon whom they rely are either ill or self-isolating.  

When this happens, the Hub will aim to find a community-led solution to new problems that we all share. No-one knows what the Coronavirus crisis will bring. But we can know that it will affect us all in big and small ways.

The Heights Hub will do what it can to help by staying in touch, providing helpful information and offering practical assistance when asked.    

This page and the information it contains is provided courtesy of the Heights Hub website:- www.heightshub.scot

Local Services

Our local community has already risen to the challenge and has developed a range of new ways of delivering good and services to those in the Strathpeffer area. 

Below is a list of services we are aware of.  If you know of any missing from our list or you’d like to update your service details, please let us know so we can update this page. 

You can drop us an email or leave a comment or suggestion at the foot of the page.

Food

Many local shops, takeaways, farm shops and veg box services who are still open and often have all the essentials you need. Supporting them will help to keep the local economy going. We have included contact details for some local services that are still providing essential support to people in the area.

SPAR Dingwall 

Grocery delivery service to those who are vulnerable or self-isolating. Minimum order of 4 items. Please call 01349 866639.    

Co-op Dingwall

Twice daily delivery (11am & 4pm), minimum of 4 items for those who are self isolating. Customers can pay by cash, cheque or bank transfer. Phone 01349 866639

Contin Village Store

Best to order in advance and give a few days’ notice, especially for fruit & veg orders.

Phone 01997 421552 or Email continvillagestore@gmail.com

Highland Farm Café 

Basic groceries and homemade ready meals – Place your order over the phone and they will pop it outside for you to collect. Phone 01349867475 or mobile no ‭07912 367592‬.‬‬    

Red Poppy Meal Box Service 

For collection or delivery of pre-made meals. Please click here to visit their website.

Renato’s Fish & Chips

In collaboration with Don’s Taxis 

Takeaway delivery service. Phone 01349 863227.

Tarvie Filling Station 

Basic groceries and homemade ready meals. This is on a first come first served basis so you may wish to call 01997 423342 to check they have what you need before travelling there.

Cockburn Butchers (Dingwall) 

Meat, milk and other lines of food

Shop opening hours now: Monday to Friday 8.00am – 4.00pm & Saturday 8.00am – 1 pm

Phone 01349 862315 or www.cockburns-haggis.co.uk

Munro Butchers (Dingwall)

Ring to place order on 01349 862159.

Delivery available. Shop opening times here: www.munrobutcher.com/our-stores

Tesco and Asda also have useful grocery delivery services which you can access via their websites or phone apps, however delivery slots are limited due to the high demand.  Pensioners and vulnerable people are able to sign up for special delivery slots.


Household & Cleaning

In addition to grocery and food outlets, the following local businesses are providing essential services for household and cleaning supplies.

Macdonald’s Hardware

Reduced opening as an essential supplier 

Mon 10-1pm, Wed 10-1pm, Fri 10-1pm

Phone 01349 862180

Heating & Electricity

These are essential services that can delivery or come to your house. Please continue to support local tradespeople if you need fuel or you have a problem with appliances. 

Bruce Lindsay Solid Fuel and Gas  

Phone 01349 854444 or Email dannii@blfuels.co.uk      

Simpsons Oils  

Phone your order to 01955 604444     

Gleaner Oils 

Phone your order to 01463 232114

David Rennie Plumbing & Heating Ltd.  

(Based on the Heights)  Phone 07717228832


Frank Nicol

Propane, butane and LPG gas. Animal feed and other supplies. Home delivery.

Phone 01349 863854 or on Facebook here.

Vets & Animal Services

Fraser & Fraser Vets (Dingwall)

MON-FRI 9AM-5PM (CLOSED BETWEEN 1PM-2PM). Closed Saturday mornings.

During opening hours, please contact surgery as normal on 01349 863117

Emergency assistance for your animal outwith opening hours, phone duty vet 07798 767468

Other Local Services

Strath Hub 

Local coronavirus Facebook group.

www.facebook.com/groups/2942012745821034

Dingwall Notice Board

Volunteers offering grocery delivery, prescription collection, dog walking etc.

Helpline Number: 01349 368056

sam.blyth@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/groups/608385346662426

The Highland Council

Care, well-being, welfare and benefit support, business support or education queries remain the principle responsibility of the local authority.

Highland Council helpline

0300 3031362


Highland Council coronavirus website

www.highland.gov.uk/coronavirus

Disclaimer

The information above is given in good faith and is not a recommendation or endorsement for any particular goods or services. The situation across the country is very fast paced and is constantly changing, so please bear in mind that businesses and organisations may have to change their offer of services and support rapidly. Whether you are a business or a customer, it is your personal responsibility to ensure that you adhere to all current government guidance on social distancing and isolation. Please consider that guidance carefully, as well as your safety and that of those around you, before engaging with or providing any service. It is almost impossible to guarantee that a person or place will be clear of Covid-19. If for any reason please raise an alarm or if necessary contact the Police on 101, NHS 24 on 111 or, in an emergency only, dial 999.

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