Get your free website from Spanglefish



Killearnan Community Council


Draft minutes of Meeting


Tore Primary School, Thursday 26th May 2016, 7.30pm


   Chair & Secretary    Vice-chair                                Treasurer

    Anne Mackay                                  Alasdair Cameron                   Andrew Mackay

    Cnoc Eile Beg                                 Wellhouse Farm                      Swallow House

    Tore                                                 Killearnan                                Tore

    By Muir of Ord                               By Muir of Ord                       By Muir of Ord

    Tel: 01463 811336                          Tel: 01463 870416                  Tel: 01463 811980



Present                                                            Apologies

Ms  A Dalgetty                                                          

Mr A Cameron                                                Mr S Hudson                         

Mr A  Mackay                                                 Mr I Fraser

Mr K Mackenzie

Mrs A Mackay

Cllr I MacCallum

Ms Sheena Taylor

Mrs M Steven



Minutes of 31st March 2016 approved by  Mr A Cameron and Mr A Mackay



Matters Arising


  • No application was put forward to the Postcode Local Trust as  funds were more aimed at projects on a larger scale.



Main Items attached to this minute, circulated at the meeting.





There had been a good response to the Newsletter request for details of broadband speeds from residents. The emails had been passed on to the MP.


Cllr McCollum referred  to the widespread concern over poor broadband speeds and informed that HC had rolled out stage one of the programme and had begun stage two. There was no timescale for completion due to State Aid Funding delays. There is a public service order due in 6 months which should improve the position. HIE would be issuing information on progress with the next fortnight.


Ms Dalgetty informed that the BICC meeting had given details of useful websites.

www.blackislecommunitybraodband.co.uk and the company AB INTERNET (www.WIRELESS.abinternet.co.uk .  The cost involve an initial fee of approx £150 and running cost similar to other internet providers. Landline phone calls free.

These details to be included in the Newsletter.


A9 etc

Smart Signs.

Transport Scotland confirmed that BEAR are monitoring the signs and asked KCC to remind residents that pedestrians do not have right of way on the crossing.


The fixing of one of the streetlamps at the crossing is weakening the field fence. This to be reported to Transport Scotland.


Knochbain and Rosemarkie CC are advising drives to use A9 roundabout and avoid the village of Munlochy. This would lead drivers into equally hazardous road conditions with the bottleneck at Tore and the heavy flow of traffic from the North, Dingwall and the west. Recent housing developments have increased the amount of traffic coming the east. Cllr McCallum advised that only two small developments, one at Munlochy and one at Greenside were yet to be completed. KCC asked the Councillor to press for the long requested 20mph limit from before the entrance to the Bannerman’s Transport Filling Station,, Lorry Park and Café.

Cllr McCallum asked whether speeds were being monitored on that stretch of the road.


HC Roads


A Jetpatcher has been hired for 32 days and HC  have purchased one, due in August. Concentration is now to be placed on side roads. There had been a 30 years cutbacks in funding for road maintenance. Residents are encouraged to report potholes via www.fixmystrret.com and www.highland.gov.uk/info/2005/roads_and_pavements/96/road_faults.


The Tore Sign at School road end has still not been moved. It is obstructing visibility and is therefore dangerous.


Police Crime Report

Ward and Local Policing

Plan Priorities. 

Activities conducted over the reporting period to support those priorities.

1. Road Safety


2. Antisocial Behaviour


3. Alcohol/Drug Abuse



The following are the crimes, offences and antisocial behaviour and other incidents of note dealt  with between 31/03/2016 and 26/05/2016:


1 Person  charged with Drink Driving.

3 Persons charged with Dangerous / Careless Driving.

2 Persons charged using mobile phone whilst driving.

3 Persons charged driving with no MOT.

1 Person charged with no insurance.

7 Persons charged with other road traffic offences - This included Insecure Loads, Number Plate offences and minor non-reportable RTCs.


1 Person charged with Possession of Drugs.

1 Theft OLP at Spud Hut, Garguston – Enquiries still progressing into this and other like offences.



Rabbit Infestation. HC replied very constructively to our concerns and some work has

been carried out. It was suggested that a local ferreter be used to help reduce the rabbit population in the nearby wood at the appropriate time of year. KCC is to contact Colin Clerk about other forms pest control possible. A notice  will be included in the Newsletter requesting help from volunteers.




The Tore disused playground is being used as a dumping ground. HC to be informed.


Ferintosh CC has introduced a Link Scheme to help residents access public transport.

BIC – Black Isle Cars.  It is operating in the Ferintosh area.


Telecare Volunteers.

This service was discussed at the last BICC meeting.

In order to provide the service for those in need,  3 volunteer responders are required as keyholders  for each vulnerable person. Item for the Newsletter.






Meeting Closed at 8.50 pm                             Next meeting Thursday 25th August, 7.30pm




BROADBAND  From Ian Blackford





May 4th


Dear Anne

Just to keep you informed on our progress we have written to a number of the constituents regarding the broadband issue to request their full contact details including their addresses.

When I have received their replies we will then contact BT to see what can be done.

thank you again for bringing this to our attention and I will keep you informed of any progress.
Kind Regards
Steven       Steven Brown

Office Manager to Ian Blackford MP
29 High Street
IV15 9RU



Click for Map Plexus Media
Web Design Inverness