Like many other communities country-wide, Ardentinny has risen to the challenge of this crisis with speed and alacrity. An online community forum was established mid-March with the intention of informing and supporting.
The Community Council called for volunteers to help with shopping, prescription delivery, dog walking, telephone support etc. for the vulnerable and self isolating and then circulated a list of same to every household. Both the forum and the volunteer effort are testimony to the spirit and generosity of the community.
The Walled Garden is closed indefinitely. The public toilets have been closed in accordance with an Argyll and Bute Council Directive.
After camper vans and visitors descended at the weekend, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, of which Ardentinny is a part, closed to visitors. Local Park representative, Bob Darracott, was active in liaising with The National Park and Forestry Land Scotland to ensure that this happened on the ground.
With confirmed cases of the virus now in Cowal it is imperative that everyone maintains the recommended precautionary measures.