Advanced Warning – Military Exercise – 21 06 2018

Please note that training will be taking place on Tain ranges this week that will be different from normal activities.  Royal Engineers from Kinloss Barracks will be conducting training using demolition charges and explosives on Thursday, June 21st.  The exercise is scheduled to take place between 0900 and 1700, but these timings could narrow considerably closer to the time.  There will be a number of explosions as various charges are detonated, and some effects may be visible for some distance.

The military hope that this special exercise will not cause too much disruption, though much will depend upon wind direction.  This advanced warning has been issued in order to minimise any alarm that may be caused.  The police, Fire Control Centre and Coastguard have all been informed.

Maj (Retd) Phillip N Curtis

Training Safety Officer, Highlands North Training Facilities, UK Defence Training Estate,

Tain Rosshire, IV19 1FG

Tel: 01862 894 952

Mob: 07773 953 637


Village Clean Up

This will be held on Friday, August 17th.  Volunteers should meet at the Community Hall at 7.00pm.

Afternoon Teas

In the Community Hall on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays until the end of August – 10.30am to 2.30pm.

Craft items are also available for sale.
Donna Laing – 12th June 2018

Volunteers Required for Emergencies

Back in October 2017 the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service launched the Community Asset Register (CAR).

Essentially this is a register of volunteers who have a particular asset or skill which they feel could be used to support emergency services and responders at an incident.

Examples include someone with a boat who could be called in times of flooding to assist evacuate people from houses to a place of safety.  Similarly someone with a 4X4 may be used in times of severe snow to transport vulnerable people to a community hall.

Further information about the CAR can be found on the link below:

Unfortunately, it is impossible to gauge how often a volunteer will be requested.

Mobilisations can be determined by severe weather, a specific type of asset/skill required for the incident, the emergency services availability and resources in the area and the location of the volunteer.

It must be stressed that even when someone has registered, they are under no obligation to mobilise when they are called by the Operations Control centre.

For anyone wishing to register an interest and request a form they should send an e-mail to:  A registration form will then be sent for completion, along with guidelines on how to complete the registration process.

Lynn Sharp – Project Officer – Knowledge Management, Improvement Service, Scottish Community Councillors Development Network


Tel: 01506 283 827

Mob: 07990 531 029


5th February 2018