Loch’n’Glen News

Loch n Glen News is a community newsletter serving Kilmun, Strone, Blairmore, Ardentinny, Glenfinart, Benmore Rashfield and the surrounding area of Cowal.

It is published twice a year, April and October.

View the Spring 2020 issue. here:

Loch ‘n’ Glen News Spring2020_WEB_UPDATED


  • Go to the NHS Inform website (nhsinform.scot) if you want information where you can self diagnose and get an off work certificate. This site also tells you about self isolation rules. You can also get general information on 0800 028 2816. Do not call your GP for a sick note
  • Only if your symptoms are worsening , you have worsening breathlessness or your fever hasn’t gone after 7 days call NHS24 on 111.
  • If they cannot answer all your questions they will say call your GP. We NEED you to follow this process, as we don’t have time to speak to everyone with mild symptoms. If you have been through the website and your symptoms later worsen then do call 111 or us. Some may have chest tightness or struggling to breathe – these are the patients we need to call 111 or the surgery. If you feel it is an emergency dial 999
  • Full text of the letter from Riverbank Surgery here Patient Paper Letter final

Loch’n’Glen News welcomes contributions relevant to the area served by the magazine. To submit your items, please contact the Editor, Sue Rule sa.rule@btinternet.com

We also welcome local advertisers. Please contact the editor. 

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1/6 page: £15.00
1/4 page: £20.00
1/2 page: £35.00
Full page: £50.00