Building a community response to COVID-19
As this public health situation develops, we are looking to support people vulnerable to COVID-19 by identifying and coordinating a group of volunteers to help out where necessary.
If you’re healthy and low-risk you can be a volunteer and help others in the village.
Buying milk or food, taking the dog out, putting the bins out – these are all simple, easy things to do that people who are self-isolating, or at high risk, are not able to do.
Sign up now below, and pass the word on. Please note that by registering as a volunteer, you are giving us consent to hold your details and share them as appropriate with those in the community needing support or any agencies as required.
Have you self-isolated? Do you need our help?
We appreciate that your first port of call will be our own networks of family, friends, neighbours but as this situation develops any of us might need support from our volunteers. Submit your details below and we will do our best to help.
From mountain to shore
Taynuilt nestles at the foot of Ben Cruachan (1197m), just 12 miles east of Oban. This is the heart of the West Highlands, with the mountain’s mighty peaks dominating the skies to the east, and the striking Loch Etive stealing the show to the north and west.
The name Taynuilt is derived from the Gaelic ‘Tigh-an-Uillt’ meaning the ‘house of the stream’ was a staging post and resting place for travellers before the railway came in 1879.
Situated in an area of scenic beauty and historic significance, Taynuilt is a thriving village home to a community of around 900 people.
Taynuilt Community Council Assistance Helpline: 07955 750592
CONNEL COMMUNITY COVID 19 RESPONSE
About Taynuilt, Argyll and Bute
Name: Taynuilt, Argyll and Bute
Place type: Village
Location: Grid Ref: NN 0036 3104 • X/Y co-ords: 200369, 731047 • Lat/Long: 56.4293,-5.23902788
County/Unitary Authority: Argyll and Bute
OS Explorer map: 377: Loch Etive & Glen Orchy
The village is situated on the River Nant about a kilometre before the river flows into Loch Etive at Airds Bay. This is just to the west of a narrowing of the loch down to about 200m. The larger River Awe passes about 1 km to the east of the village and joins the loch just to the east of the narrow point. The West Highland Line and A85 road pass through the village.