Communication from Tents and Events, Dunoon

Please see below from local marquee experts Tents and Events. If you think you may be able to assist, please contact Janet or Graham Fletcher directly.

Thank you.


Do you know any Business or Health Authority who may need a temporary marquee structure during COVID-19 pandemic?

Tents and Events can supply temporary marquee structures on short and long-term hire to help NHS and healthcare facilities fulfil their needs at this time of high demand.

  • Walk in, walk out coronavirus testing stations
  • Drive through coronavirus testing stations
  • Waiting areas
  • Reception/admin areas
  • Additional ward space
  • Sanitising areas
  • Staff training/briefing areas
  • Quarantine zones
  • Isolation areas
  • Temporary storage
  • Catering and dining

Marquees can be partitioned internally to create separate isolated areas where privacy or procedures of a sensitive nature are required.

We can provide these emergency marquees throughout the west and central Scotland and also Ayrshire and as far north as Fort William but please contact us if you are located out with this area to discuss your requirements

Visit our website to see examples of emergency temporary marquees we have provided for various facilities.

Let People Know About Us

Do you know a business or organisation that needs extra storage or utility space to carry out essential operations during the COVID-19 outbreak? Let them know Tents and Events have emergency marquees available for hire.

Small Business Grant Application - Updated Application Form

See below a link to the updated business grant application form, now reflecting the fact that self catering establishments are eligible to apply for these grants and don't forget to include bank statement information as it is an easy section to overlook on the form.

The Lido Shop Innellan

Please see below the communication from the Lido Community Store, Innellan. If you think this may be a possible alternative route to market for you products, please contact Hannah Clinch directly.

The Lido Shop  is a community owned shop in Innellan, South Cowal.
Despite multiple challenges we have managed to stay open and we are keen to support our local business community by offering a route for any shops, pubs, hotels, cafes and restaurants to sell on produce. We have storage space including some frozen. We are currently operating a delivery service supported by volunteers to anyone who calls us in South Cowal, mainly older members of the community who are self isolating. This will be expanded over the next few weeks to include an online offer and a wider product range.

If you have surplus stocks of any food, including fresh produce, cleaning and consumables to sell on please contact Hannah Clinch, Lido Shop, (temp operations manager). / 07780 604031

Hannah Clinch
Development Officer
The Lido Shop, Innellan
07780 604031 / 01369 830008

Small Business Grant Application: Self Catering

Self Catering Providers Now Permitted to Apply

Welcome news today if you are a self catering provider.

Today’s update on supporting businesses:

The Scottish Government has revised the eligibility criteria for the Business Support Grants. Self-catering accommodation and caravans are now eligible for both the one-off £10,000 grant for small businesses and the one-off £25,000 grant for businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors where this is the primary source of earned income and the property is let for 140 days or more.

  • The Council website will be updated when the new guidance and updated application form are issued – expected today. An FAQ will be added to help address common enquirieS
  • As of this morning, 1200 applications have been received

COVID Job Retention scheme update- the government will now cover the employer national insurance and minimum auto-enrollment pension scheme contributions employers pay on the wages they must pay their furloughed staff – on top of the wages covered under the scheme. further-details-of-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme-announced

The Coronavirus Caring for People Helpline Service is live. Businesses can access support via Option 2.
Economic assistance confirmed.

Links to Various Business Intervention Schemes

In order that you can have one central point of reference for as much of the business intervention schemes and associated information as possible, see below a number of links which will take you to the detail of each of those schemes:

 Scottish Government Business Helpline: businesses can contact 0300 303 0660 for more information Monday – Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm.  Select Option 1 to speak to the COVID – 19 team.



Situated within Walkers Garden Centre, once you have shopped you will be thankful for a cup of Coffee and a delicious bite to eat.

361 Argyll Street, Dunoon, PA23 7RN

01369 704003




Three in One is situated on Argyll Street in Dunoon and delivers Indian and fast food directly to your door – offers you a variety of dishes from Pizzas to Biryani Dishes. This takeaway serves all.

45 Argyll Street, Dunoon, PA23 7HG

01369 707744

The Burgh Bar


The BURGH Bar Offers a wide range of bar food during a Saturday & Sunday, however the bar is open 7 Days a week.

47 – 49 Queen Street, Dunoon, PA23 8AU

01369 707636



The Holy Loch Inn is a Local pub at the Heart of the community, family run and welcoming. We try and serve local food in a homely setting. All Welcome

Spring Place, Sandbank, By Dunoon, PA23 8PJ

01369 706903



We are a coffee shop with a wee gift shop set within a marina and open to the public
7 days a week 10am -3pm. Subject to seasonal changes. (Please check our facebook for most up to date opening times)

Holy Loch Marina, Rankins Brae, Sandbank, PA23 8FE

01369 707054