Mon 8 Feb, 2021

Welcoming the announcement that 21 rural fire stations across the NHS Highland area are to be used as testing sites, following successful trials at Thurso and Lochgilphead, Scottish Greens Highlands and Islands MSP John Finnie said:

 

“The Scottish Greens have consistently highlighted the importance of testing throughout the pandemic, as part of a robust test, trace and isolate system. It is essential that everyone who develops symptoms can easily access a test. The use of rural fire stations to increase testing capability across Highland and Argyll and Bute is a sensible approach and one that I very much welcome. I know my constituents will appreciate not having to wait on home testing kits once these facilities are in place.”

Local authority area

Location

Test site type

Start date

Highland

Thurso

Small scale test site

Already operational

Argyll & Bute

Lochgilphead

Small scale test site

Already operational

Argyll & Bute

Dunoon

Small scale test site

From 09/02/2021

Argyll & Bute

Campbeltown

Small scale test site

From 09/02/2021

Dates to be confirmed:

Local authority area

Location

Test site type

Start date

Highland

Dornoch

Small scale test site

By mid-March

Highland

Ullapool

Small scale test site

By mid-March

Highland

Portree

Small scale test site

By mid-March

Highland

Broadford

Small scale test site

By mid-March

Highland

Fort William

Small scale test site

By mid-March

Highland

Kingussie

Pick-up only test site

By mid-March

Highland

Granton-on-Spey

Small scale test site

By mid-March

Highland

Fort Augustus

Pick-up only test site

By mid-March

Highland

Acharacle

Pick-up only test site

By mid-March

Highland

Lochcarron

Pick-up only test site

By mid-March

Highland

Gairloch

Pick-up only test site

By mid-March

Highland

Lairg

Pick-up only test site

By mid-March

Highland

Tongue

Pick-up only test site

By mid-March

Argyll & Bute

Rothesay

Small scale test site

By mid-March

Argyll & Bute

Tarbert (Loch Fyne)

Small scale test site

By mid-March

Argyll & Bute

Cove (Loch Long)

Small scale test site

By mid-March

Argyll & Bute

Arrochar

Pick-up only test site

By mid-March

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