Road to the Isles Marketing Group- Management committee statement - COVID-19 (Sat 21st [email protected]:45pm)
As the enormity of the COVID-19 pandemic escalates, Road to the Isles Marketing Group the local destination marketing organisation representing over 100 accommodation and visitor based businesses on the scenic route - A830 covering Glenfinnan, Lochailort, Roshven, Arisaig, Morar, Mallaig the Small Isles of Eigg, Rum,Muck,Canna and the Knoydart peninsula ask that you STAY HOME.
As a community we are following government guidance and preparing to self-isolate, please respect our wishes and support us in protecting our vulnerable community. We have an ageing community, limited medical provisions and only one doctor and ambulance to cover a vast area. Our nearest hospital is 100 mile trip. Our shops,restaurants,leisure facilities and visitor attractions have ALL closed on the recommendation by the government. Those vital services that remain open are struggling to cope with demand.
Please do not risk and potentially transmit Coronavirus!
Road to the Isles would normally be marking the opening of our busiest season, coming out of hibernation and preparing to welcome our valued visitors. However COVID-19 has changed all our lives as we know it. We now face a difficult road ahead and have a social responsibility to protect our communities.
Our community value and very much depend on all our wonderful visitors who visit the Road to the Isles each year, we are not going anywhere! We will continue to share images and videos of our changing season via our social media platforms and stay connected with our wonderful visitors. We all need uplifting and inspiring content at this unprecedented time. As a rural highland community we are resilient and will look after our vulnerable in the weeks and months ahead.
For now we ask you to stay home, care for love ones and as soon as it’s SAFE to do so the Road to the Isles and its communities and businesses will welcome each and every one. Right now we need to protect the very people that make the Road to the Isles such a unique and special place.
Best wishes and stay safe
Chair- Road to the Isles Marketing Group
Email: [email protected] with any queries and we will endeavour to assist.