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Russell Turner, Editor


Transport scheme needs your help

The Black Isle Community Car Scheme isn’t the only service for locals in need of transport.

Fortrose and Rosemarkie Friends of the Community has been driving people to places such as hospitals, dentists and opticians for the past 14 years and taking only donations towards petrol in return.

Drivers receive 45p a mile and at the end of the year any money left over goes to local charities. Funds come from monthly coffee mornings as there is no contribution from the council.

Many of the Friends’ drivers have retired and more are needed. If you can help, contact Joan MacInnes on 01381 620348.


Black Isle Chatterbox sometimes receives submissions too late for the current edition and which will be old news by the time the next one comes out.

Thanks to our new website, this should be a problem no longer. We can now make use of the site to post late news, submissions we couldn’t find room for, and anything else we think you need to know. Take a look and tell us what you think.

The changeover caused a few email issues, and some got lost in cyberspace. Tell us if you sent something that has not appeared.


The deaths of red kites and buzzards on the Black Isle has been well covered on TV and in the local papers, but at the time we went to press there was still no news of any arrests.

If you know anything, please tell the police. Whether the act was malicious or accidental, whoever’s responsible for this carnage must be held to account.


The independence referendum isn’t far away – something that could have a profound effect on all our lives.

We wouldn’t dream of telling you how to vote, but we do urge everyone to make sure that you DO vote on September 18th.

Russell Turner, Editor
June, 2014

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