Warning – HMRC – SCAM

Scam Warning: Just to make people aware that the HMRC phone-scam is very prevalent at the moment. You get a recorded call saying that HMRC are taking criminal action against you, press button 1 to speak to your case officer. It’s really important to get the message out that this is a scam – this message is NOT from HMRC – and that people should just put the phone down. Many people are not online – so it would be great if people could share this information with friends and relatives who may miss it. Thanks.


Employment Skills Workshop

On February 13th BIC Trustee Sheena Ross and Highland Home Carers SDS Community Teams Facilitator Angie MacDonald, attended an Employment Skills workshop for S3 students in Fortrose Academy.
They gave a talk to the students about working in care and the values and benefits of working locally for BIC/HHC.  The pupils were as always a credit to the school.  Perhaps we’ll have some future recruits.

The Meals of Wheels Thank You Meal

On Saturday evening BIC trustees, Lesley and Paula the MOW administrator’s and all but three of the MOW volunteers went out for a dinner at the Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club restaurant.  Without the help of the volunteers, Meals on Wheels would not work.  The volunteers not only provide a hot meal but also a friendly, familiar face and help out with anything else our customer’s require.  They make such a difference to many peoples lives.

Lesley says;

This was BIC Meals on Wheels way of thanking the team of volunteers for all their hard work and commitment to the service.



1000 thank yous and a Merry Christmas from BIC

The support we have received in running our raffle from local people and businesses in the Black Isle has been absolutely incredible!

All prizes have been drawn and either delivered, posted or emailed, all but one, but I will continue to try and get through on the phone!

Thank you to all the following businesses for either donating a raffle prize or allowing us to sell tickets in their premises;

The Tartan Heart Festival. Hillockhead Cottages, Chanterelle Kinkell, Ellen Addison Remedial Massage, Broomhill Riding Centre, Munro’s nursery, Jasmine’s take-away, Rosemarkie Shop, Green Tree gifts, Fortrose Cafe, Culbokie Shop, Tore Garage, The Allangrange Arms, Ryefield farm shop and the Fortrose golf club.

We raised £1000 for Black Isle Cares!

And to all of our wonderful staff and trustees:


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Merry Christmas!