Fearnan Blog – Lockdown Week 3

More News of Deliveries

The amazing #Feldy-Roo have introduced a Weem to Fearnan route. #FeldyRoo is a food delivery service for the Aberfeldy area. It has been set up to deliver free lunches, newspapers and evening meals to the isolated members of the Community during the Corona Virus lock down, particularly the over 70’s.

If you know anyone who would benefit from this service in the area, please contact #Feldy-Roo on fountainbar@aberfeldypubs.co.uk, or text 07584665423 to arrange things.

Keith has started to volunteer to help with deliveries and will cover this area if needed.

#Feldy-Roo have raised a lot of money already but do contact them if you can contribute financially in these troubled times. Every penny counts!

McDonald’s the Butchers will also deliver to Fearnan – phone the Aberfeldy shop to order. There’s info about all the deliveries coming to Fearnan on the Covid-19 page of this blog along with the contact details for people volunteering to help members of the community, including collecting shopping.

Life Under Lockdown

This week, our Lockdown Moments feature members of our community who work from home, either all the time, or temporarily under Lockdown.

Hazel has sent a picture of FlyFishing & FlyTying magazine on her computer at home.

FlyFishing & FlyTying is an internationally available magazine with subscribers all over the world. It is also sold in newsagents in several countries.

During Lockdown Hazel’s setting up the page layouts from her satellite office in deepest Fearnan! (She also deserves a prize for having the tidiest desk imaginable!)

Apart from volunteering with #Feldy-Roo, Keith is, as ever, busy in his studio and photographing wildlife. He’s shared this charming picture of a roe deer doe taken behind his house and ones of two magpies which appeared in Fearnan (unusually) on the 1st April. The magpies also appeared on Facebook, but we’re repeating them here in case you missed them.

Steve is a designate key worker because of the Hydro Schemes and is out and about doing maintenance. He was, however, captured hard at work at home at the weekend and although he appears to be in the doghouse, he is in fact cleaning it.  And afterwards the dogs got cleaned as well (not hugely appreciated by all of them, judging by their expressions).

A couple of weeks back, we reported that Neil was missing his ukulele band mates.  Through the wonders of modern technology, we have been able to bring at least some of the band members back together – visually if not audibly.

 Do send your own Lockdown Moments to fiona@fearnanvillageassociation.com.

Covid-19 Scam Share

Trading Standards Scotland have issued guidance on scams related to the Covid-19 situation and given that most of us are doing far more than normal online, it really is worth having a look at their latest bulletin, and passing on the information to any friends who might be vulnerable to this type of fraud.

Current scams include fraudulent texts and emails encouraging you to click on links to claim money that you are (allegedly) due from the government because of Covid-19, or to pay fines because (again allegedly) movements are being monitored and you have left your house too often and for too long in the current lockdown. Or trying to get you to download a form to fill in because you have been identified as having been in contact with someone with C-19.  Needless to say, these links download malware onto your computer.

Trading Standards also warn people to be careful and only download apps from official app stores like Google Play and the Apple Store, as apps from other sources may be malicious. It is also important, when you download a new app, to review the permissions. If the app can access your calendar, microphone or camera you may want to consider whether this is actually necessary.

The latest Scam Share Bulletin from Trading Standards Scotland can be viewed on the following link
https://mailchi.mp/90cd8b2c1b42/scam-share-latest-covid-19-scams

Clapping for the NHS & Careworkers

We’ve been trying to get a photo of Fearnan folk coming out on Thursday evenings to join in the national tribute to the NHS and frontline careworkers.  Unfortunately, because of the layout of the village, it’s difficult to get a single photo that conveys the community’s support.  So we’re encouraging you to take a selfie this coming Thursday and send it to Fiona@fearnanvillageassociation.com . If we get enough, we can make up a montage similar to the ukulele band above.  Go on – it’s just a bit of fun.

In the meantime, here are Ivan and Lillybeth showing you how it should be done!

Unsung Heroes

A new section of the Blog has been suggested – Unsung Heroes! It’s a chance to recognise the efforts of people who continue to do their job under difficult circumstances, or who undertake simple acts of kindness that make someone else’s day better.

The first to be nominated are the PKC Refuse Collectors who continue to empty the bins, despite the fact that there is no way they can maintain social distancing of 2 metres in the cab of their lorry. A big thank you to them from everyone in Fearnan!

Please send your own nominations for the next Blog edition of Unsung Heroes to fiona@fearnanvillageassociation.com

About Fearnan Village Association

Fearnan Village Association was formed in 2007 to provide a means through which those who live in the village can come together to discuss and respond to issues of importance to the village, particularly those that will have an impact on our quality of life. We also organise social events, such as the very popular Pudding Night in February, Strawberry TeaZ in July, and other events and coffee mornings throughout the year.
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