Lockdown Deliveries

This page provides a summary of the special arrangements for food deliveries and of the offers of help and support that have been made in response to the Corvid-19 outbreak. If you know of other services that are available for Fearnan residents, please contact fiona@fearnanvillageassociation.com so that we can add them to the list.

Deliveries

The Courtyard Deli are now offering an ‘order and pick-up service’. You can phone in your order (or ask at the door), they will pick and pack, and you can collect from their shop door. This helps them as it means they can then prioritise their deliveries to those who can’t come out.

Best to order fruit and veg in advance as their suppliers have cut down to 3 deliveries a week. Please put your orders in before 2pm on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for pick-up the following day.

Ben Lawers Hotel deliver pre-ordered ready made meals to Fearnan Hall Car Park at 5pm on Wednesday evening, Pizzas at 6pm on Friday evenings, and Roast Dinners at 5pm on Sundays.

They have recently extended their Friday night menu to include: mince, tatties and dumplings; chicken curry and rice; or sausage mash and onion gravy.

For Wednesdays order on 01567 820436 before 3pm; on Fridays order by 16.30 and Roast Dinners can be ordered on the same number before 16.00 on Sundays.

Payment is taken over the phone at time of ordering.  They ask that everyone abides by the Government’s social distancing guidelines

The Kenmore Shop is changing its hours for the immediate future.  The Shop will be open from 8am – 2pm, and the Post Office will be open 9am – 1pm Monday to Friday, and 9am – 12pm on Saturdays. 

Fish Van – the Fish Van is resuming from Friday 17th April. The van will be in the hall carpark, usually around 2.30 and the number is 07528 382765 (David Kirkwood).

Kenmore Bakery’s bread and produce van is in Fearnan at 10.30 on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Wild Hearth Bakery of Comrie have launched a free home delivery service to selected locations in the central belt of Scotland.  They will be in the Kenmore/Aberfeldy area on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and happy to deliver in the surrounding area.  See their website for details of how to order www.wildhearthbakery.com 

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 by email at fountainbar@aberfeldypubs.co.uk or text 07584665423 to arrange things. Keith has started to volunteer with delivering 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 also deliver to Fearnan – phone the Aberfeldy shop to order.

Killin’s first digital farmer’s market opened on Monday 13th April. The launch of Killin NeighbourFood was brought forward by market hosts Ellie Banwell and Paula McDonald, from the Scrumptious Garden, in a bid to support the local community during the current Covid-19 crisis, especially those who are self-isolating. It will also give a boost to local suppliers who are suffering as a result of the pandemic.

Locals will be able to place an online order for a wide range of products from local farms, food producers, market traders and specialist suppliers including vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, dairy products, preserves and breads. Orders can be collected weekly from the Killin post office on Fridays between 3 and 5 pm.

To register for Killin NeighbourFood visit:  www.neighbourfood.co.uk/killin 

Offers of Help and Support

Covid 19 Support for the Community.

This is a joint initiative between Tay Valley Timebank, The Birks Cinema Trust and Upper Tay Transport Group, who have come together to provide support for anyone in the Aberfeldy and surrounding area who needs help. It operates 7 Days a week from 0900 till 1700.

It now has over seventy volunteers in and around Aberfeldy, Upper Loch Tay and Glen Lyon, ready to respond and get what you need, when you need it. That might be some shopping, or a prescription collected, grass cut, pets walked, or just a wee blether.  It’s all there at the end of a phone.

How does it work? You phone 07507 479555 and say what you need. A volunteer will phone you to confirm where you live and what you want. If it’s shopping or a purchase, they’ll buy it for you then phone you to let you know how much it cost.  Payment can be made by cash, cheque, or bank transfer and the volunteer then delivers your items to you safely.    (You’ll know who they are because they’ll be wearing a yellow vest, rubber gloves, maybe a mask, and they’ll have an identity card.)

Phone 07507 479555 if you would like to use the service, or if you want to volunteer. Either way you’ll get a warm welcome. If you would like further information, contact Fiona MacEwan on birkscommunity@gmail.com or 07990 834092

Jenny Penfold has kindly offered to help out anyone who is having difficulty getting supplies (e.g. can’t get a home delivery slot with ASDA) or is having to self-isolate. If you are in this situation, then please get in touch with Jenny on jcpenfold@hotmail.com or 07917 685626. She can’t promise to conjure up the elusive loo rolls, hand sanitiser or tissues but will do her best with other things.

Perhaps you know someone else in the area who is vulnerable and possibly having problems with supplies, and if so please put them in touch with her.  Please also contact her if you are not in a vulnerable category and able to offer help to others such as shopping, picking up prescriptions etc.

Robert Woodford is also happy to pick up shopping. Contact him on rwoodford@gmail.com .

Borland staff are making accommodation available, free of charge, to any key workers who need it.  Please contact Borland on info@borelandlochtay.co.uk or 01887 827691 if you would like to take up this offer.