BEACH HOUSE PODS

BEACH HOUSE PODS

We are located in the tranquil village of Innellan, nestled on the west shore of the stunning Firth of Clyde, it is a magical place to explore – if you can pull yourself away from the pods.

Bring your bikes, your kayaks, paddleboards or just your swimming costumes for wild water swimming.  Stroll along the waterfront and take in the stunning views on your way to our local village bars and restaurants.  Bring your buckets and spades, spend the day on the beach spotting the seals at the lighthouses before retreating back to your pod.

https://beachhousepods.co.uk

Shore Road, Dunoon PA23 7SP

Telephone: 07756 638 336

Email:  info@beachhousepods.co.uk


THE BLAIRMORE CAFE

THE BLAIRMORE CAFE/BISTRO

We are passionate about providing the best locally sourced and homemade produce

We are a Café/Bistro on the shores of Loch Long across from Blairmore Pier. We offer locally sourced produce, full range of breakfast dishes, lots of home-baking, light meals, speciality coffees and teas, wine, cocktails, Loch Fyne ales and local spirits. All served with a smile and a warm welcome. Sit in, sit out or takeaway.

Walk in only, no need to book unless for Afternoon Tea or one of our speciality evenings. These include Tapas (our spin on small plates!), Curry Nights, Wine Tasting and Local Produce Charcuterie Boards. We are a mother and daughter family business supported by a fantastic team. We have been involved in hospitality for longer than we can remember and love what we do! We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Shore Road, Blairmore, Dunoon PA23 8TJ

Tel:  01369 760391

Web:  https://www.theblairmore.co.uk/


LOCAL HERO CAFE

LOCAL HERO CAFE

American comfort food in Scotland. Traditional Scottish breakfast options. Also our beautiful southern fried chicken, halloumi, amazing burgers, burritos and wraps. We have vegetarian options. We pickle our own vegetables. All our food is fresh, made from scratch. Doing Ice cream and “real” milkshakes now too!

31 Ferry Brae, Dunoon PA23 7DJ

Tel:  07368 887308

Web:  https://www.facebook.com/localherodunoon/


LORENZO'S

LORENZO’S FISH & CHIPS

The Fish & Chip shop on Church Street has been there for many, many years.  In a previous life it was called the Ferri Fish Bar owned by Luigi & Maria Ferri.  After having owned & ran fish & chip shops in East Kilbride and Glasgow City Centre our family uprooted to start a new adventure in the beautiful town of Dunoon.  Lorenzo alongside his father, Orlando and his partner Bronagh established Lorenzo’s in October 2000.

https://www.lorenzosdunoon.co.uk/

Telephone: 01369 703183

E-mail:   lorenzos@live.co.uk

Address:  32 Church Street, Dunoon, Argyll.  PA23 8BG


Boat Trips

BOAT TRIPS

Fancy a new and exciting way of exploring the historic Clyde and her beautiful coastlines?

Maybe you would like to see some amazing wildlife and jump some waves?

Or how about historical landmarks and secret locations?

Well why not jump aboard the Starfish Enterprise and let us make that adventure happen.

We can cater for up to 8 persons (6 adults and 2 children comfortably) and we provide tours ranging in duration from as little as 30 minutes up to a full day.

Here at Wreckspeditions, we tailor our tours to suit your needs.  It doesn’t matter whether you want to go fast or slow, whether you are after a story filled adventure or you just want a silent cruise, however you want it, we’ve got you covered.

There are countless possibilities for adventures on the Clyde, and so many to choose from.

www.wreckspeditions.com/boat-trips


Reminder and Invite Links For Virtual Meetings Today and Thursday 18th June

Good morning,

Following yesterday's e mail regarding two virtual meetings, see below invite links for both:

  • Qikserve - Mobile Ordering App/Platform:
Date - Wednesday 17th June
Time - 1500 -1600 hrs (amended from previously advised 4pm start)

Kris Moore will talk you through potential options for your business to help deal with the post Covid-19 trading environment.

Invite link -   Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
+44 131 460 1819   United Kingdom, Edinburgh (Toll)
Conference ID: 476 007 366#

  •  Swiipi - Loyalty Card
Date:  Thursday 18th June
Time:  1600 hrs -1700 hrs

Founder Louis Schena will present an overview of this easy to use loyalty card to help build and keep loyal customers with rewards.

Invite link -  meet.google.com/pwg-nnkb-bxk

Join by phone
+44 20 3957 3893 (PIN: 964859415)

We looking forward to joining you all this afternoon

Thank you


Generic Social Distancing/Covid-19 Posters

Good morning,

See below various links which will open up differing generic social distancing messages/images on each, for you to print off and distribute within you premises.

We hope these are of use to you.

Covid-19 Wash Hands Poster

Covid-19 Social Distance Poster

Covid-19 Use Sanitiser Poster

Covid-19 Attention Poster

Covid-19 Do not shake hands Poster


Presentations to Dunoon Businesses - Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th June

Good afternoon,

We have arranged two opportunities this week for you to join presentations from the following service providers, as discussed at last week's Zoom meeting.

These are as follows:

  • Qikserve - Mobile Ordering App/Platform:
Date : Wednesday 17th June
Time - 1500 -1600hrs (amended from previously advised 4pm start)
Kris Moore will talk you through potential options for your business to help deal with the post Covid-19 trading environment.
  •  Swiipi - Loyalty Card
Date:  Thursday 18th June
Time:  1600hrs -1700hrs
Founder Louis Schena will present an ovevrview of this easy to use loyalty card to help build and keep loyal customers with rewards.

We will issue reminders and meeting invite links for both of these events tomorrow morning.

Thank you


Sectoral Guidance on Resuming Business

Good morning,

At the start of a new week which we hope will see another easing of lockdown measures, we enclose some detailed guidance in collaboration with our contacts within the local authority below, to assist you in the preparedness for trading safely, when the time comes:
Easing of lockdown:

Business Information

Phase 2: Reopening of non-essential retail shops, and outdoor seating areas for restaurants, cafes and licensed premises
This guidance outlines some key issues for business to consider as you plan to reopen in accordance with the Scottish Governments decisions and their paper “Scottish Governments route map through and out of crisis”. The guidance should be read in conjunction with business and general advice on COVID-19 on the Scottish Governments website, and is intended to provide a local perspective. It does not replace it.

Background
It important that we all prepare for the time when businesses can open, and the Council are no different. This will be very difficult and with public health physical distancing measures will significantly impact on how businesses can operate, with reduced capacity and new operating procedures. Businesses should make plans based on the industry guides and at present they exist for various sectors (retail guide is published and hospitality is pending.)

In phase 2, the Council perceives that there may be issues with businesses wishing to reopen around the management of queues for customers who may need to wait outside the business premises and also those wishing to use existing outside seating areas, particularly those which are on pavement areas. There is a potential that with physical distancing this will restrict the use of pavements and this matter requires careful consideration. A working group has been established to consider these issues, involving Council and Transport Scotland so we are able to respond to business enquiries and specific issues. This group will be extended as necessary to include business representative.

Further information to follow, and meantime, we advise businesses to:

How do I plan to reopen?

  • Take your time to PLAN to reopen having regard to sectoral guides. The responsibility is on business owners to have appropriate measure in place to ensure safe physical distancing measures are in place for employees, customers and those who may be affected by your business.
  • Use the assessment forms in the industry guidance and the retail one is accessed via this link.
  • Discuss your proposals with your employees to ensure that they are protected and  your plans are workable
  • We would encourage businesses to engage as early as possible with other businesses in their area as well as Argyll and Bute Council to mitigate risks to customers and pedestrians using our premises and streets via roadsandinfrastructure@argyll-bute.gov.uk.

How do I plan for queues outside my premises?

  • Businesses will need to think outside the normal trading environment to implement innovative measures such as numbering systems, changed opening hours to manage queues, click and collect through appointment time or other measures. Businesses must take all reasonable measures to ensure that there is physical distancing within queuing systems, including use of tape to mark distances etc.
  • You are encouraged to liaise with nearby and adjoining premises to manage shared queueing areas on your ground or on pavements to ensure that social distancing measures are in place, yet ensuring that the pavement is available for  other members of the public If this will be a problem you need to raise with the Council (Who)
  • You are encouraged to remove any “A board” advertising or other items you may have (e.g. benches, flower post etc.) which are located on pavements/footways, which may hinder queues or passing pedestrians in the short-term

I want to use my outdoor seating area for customers?

 

Next Steps

  • Prior planning is important for businesses and if you have any issues in respect to the above, seek advice from the council via envhelath@argyll-bute.gov.uk (operating issues) or roadsandinfrastructure@argyll-bute.gov.uk for pavement/footways and road related issues including queueing issues on pavements
  • Keep a watch on sectoral guidance issued by Scottish Government
  • We will progress discussions and engage with local business groups to ensure that the guidance meets business needs

Businesses Digital Requirements Survey

Good afternoon,

See below a link which will take you to a survey about digital training requirements for your business. Dunoon Presents are working closely with Dunoon Area Alliance, Dunoon & Cowal Coworks and Argyll & Bute Council Economic Development and all involved would be very grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete this survey link to give us detailed feedback on your specific digital needs:

Digital Dunoon Business Survey

Calling all Dunoon businesses - whether you work alone from your kitchen table or employ hundreds of people, we want to hear from you.  If you run a business, no matter what size, please take five minutes to complete this short survey to help us understand your lockdown experience and the types of support that our business community needs moving forward.

Dunoon Area Alliance, Dunoon & Cowal Coworks, Argyll & Bute Council Economic Development and Dunoon Presents are working together to support local businesses to survive and thrive through the COVID19 lockdown.

Click here to go to the Business Survey

SURVEY RETURN DEADLINE DATE: 23RD JUNE

By developing a Digital Dunoon initiative we aim to help:

  • promote local businesses online
  • signpost local businesses to training and support
  • connect local businesses so they can learn from each other
  • share good news stories with our local community
  • encourage our community to #ThinkLocal to support business recovery
  • improve the 'digital footprint' of Dunoon to raise the town's profile far and wide

If you are not involved with a business, you can help by sharing this email with anyone you know who has. And remember that our Dunoon Open for Business Directory is just a click away with contact details for businesses that are currently trading.

With best wishes
Ann
#StaySafe  #ThinkLocal  #DunoonCares