Useful Information

During this time when we need to be kept up to date, we hope we can give you useful pieces of information as we find out about them.

Co-op Shopping update

Important update on the exit from lock-down:  click on the link below.

Scottish Government’s Route Map Through and Out of the Crisis

Wellbeing Leaflet  Here is a link to a really useful website  It gives good advice on getting moving again after illness and maintain your health and wellbeing in lockdown.

Important Update Docherty’s Midland Coaches   As of yesterday, Docherty’s Midland Coaches confirmed that they are continuing the suspension of all their local bus services for another three weeks.  The routes include Services 19, 20, 18, 45, 155 and 49/49A (Auchterarder Town Service)  This will take the suspension up to Monday, 01 June 2020.  Colin Docherty has emphasised however that the situation will be kept under on-going review.  They will respond to any official advice issued by the Scottish Government regarding the operation of local bus services etc, as and when the lockdown in Scotland is relaxed.

Perth and Kinross Foodbanks  There is an urgent appeal for donations of food and/ or money/vouchers to the foodbanks.  As the lockdown goes on, more families are struggling to feed themselves.  Please consider donating to this essential t support service.  Click on the link to find out how.

Scottish Government Helpline This Helpline has been set up to support those in the community most at risk from COVID-19 and without the support of community or friends and family. The Helpline numbers are: National Helpline: 0800 111 4000 P&K Helpline: 0345 30 11100 APC Connect Community Support: 01764 660152 or 07467 793061

Ask-a-friend Cash Scheme Anyone who cannot leave home may be able to ask a trusted friend or volunteer to withdraw cash at any Post Office using a single-use voucher. The Post Office scheme is being extended and offered to all banks, building societies and credit unions. If the bank allows it, someone can ask for a one-time barcode sent via text, email or post for a stipulated amount. A trusted friend or volunteer can exchange the voucher for the cash requested. More information can be found on the BBC website:

Aberlour’s Urgent Assistance Fund This fund can provide cash grants to families with children to cope with the impact of the Coronavirus. assistancefund/

A reminder about staying safe during this time.

*Don’t give your bank details to anyone unless you know them or they come from a reputable service.

*Don’t keep lots of cash in your home

*Don’t be afraid to say ‘No thank you.’ and close your door if you don’t trust the caller.

*If in doubt, call your family or a friend

How can I shop or get deliveries and takeaways safely? Check the link to information from the BBC website:

Also, a useful BBC link for volunteers or friend and family to be able to access your cash if you are self-isolating:

Shopping Hints & Tips for Self Isolating Households. Let us know of any shops that will take telephone orders & card payment and or/will deliver. If you have any ideas let us know!

Telephone Shopping Options for Card Payment & Delivery

Auchterarder Coop As from Thursday 23 April the Coop is doing home deliveries via phone calls and taking cash payments at the door. Order on  Thursday – delivery Friday; order on Sunday – delivery Monday; order on Tuesday, delivery Wednesday.  28 items maximum and you should have your list ready.  Vulnerable customers who need to pay by card (maximum £15)  can still place orders via the hotline and will be accommodated. Contact: 01764 664 680

Crieff Coop 01764 654951 They do not deliver to PH3 addresses. Cash on delivery within Crieff and Comrie rea.

Handy Shop, Crieff. Take Switch.  Deliver to PH3  01764 652030   Inc pasta

Allan’s Butcher   01764 662128  Deliver To housebound.  Inc soup, frozen meals

D&D Dairies  Switch   01764 654271  Dairy, cheese, bread, rolls

Alexa Dunlop Fruit & Veg, Auchterarder. No switch. 01764 663724

Simply Flo is launching her online ordering and delivery service of Authentic Lebanese Cuisine to help with feeding the nation. For further information on how to do this and see the menu see click the links below:

Howies Butcher 01764 664 888
Deliveries : The shop will call customers for card payment prior to delivery in order to avoid contact at the doorstep. A charge of £2.50 will be applied to orders under £30.
Click and Collect option: Phone by 4.30pm and collect 2 days later; no collection on Mon.
Customers who are NHS staff members can receive a 10% discount on orders from our local shops. Simply show your ID when paying at the till, or if shopping on Click & Collect, apply the code NHS10 at the checkout and show your ID upon collection.

Gloagburn Farm Shop -01738 840864
Basic pack £15, Favourites £27, meat packs £30.+ £5 delivery charge

Campbell’s Bakery – deliver Thursdays PH3 01764 652 114 Email:​ 59 King Street, Crieff, PH7 3HB

David McIntosh Milk 01259 220 333

Alloa Trading Centre, Bruce St, Alloa FK10 1RX. Del Tues, Thurs Inc milk, OJ, eggs, bacon, sausage

168 Topshop  This Auchterarder take-away is reopening on a Thursday-Sunday 4-8pm.  Cash only and phone orders taken Check out their Facebook page for more information:   @168Topshopauchterarder.  Phone number 01764 662297.
Bakery in Crieff. Deliver PH3 on Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat
Min order £15 and no delivery charge. Invoiced once order confirmed.

Wiltshire Farm Foods will provide frozen farm meals with delivery. The Perth phone number is: 01764 655859 and the website address:

Morrisons and Marks and Spencer are doing food boxes. Morrison do a meat or vegetarian box @£35 with enough food for 2 adults for 1 week. Check for further information on:

Sainsbury’s have introduced Volunteer E Gift Cards which will allow people who are self isolating or vulnerable to send a voucher to a family member, friend or volunteer that will give them the ability to pay contactessly for shopping if they are picking things up for them. Copy and paste this link into your browser to purchase a card up to £250 value: is the link .   

More shopping availability. Clicking on the link below will take you to a blog giving you loads of information on shopping, not just in and around Auchterarder but throughout the whole Perthhsire area. Some information we already have but many others are worth a look.

Tayside Cares This new website has gone live today with information, assistance and advice for people and businesses in Perth and Kinross, Dundee and Angus and Tayside during this COVID 19 situation. The link can be found here:

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