Tues 31st Dec 2019



Donations welcome on the night to help cover costs of £250

2020 Hogmanay



The Defibrillator situated on the wall of The Chemist Shop, Hugh Street, Balintore, IV20 IUJ.
Is currently out of use.
In the meantime, a Defibrillator has been placed inside the Chemist shop but will only be available during Chemist opening hours.

Chemist Shop – We are now closed for Christmas and will re-open as normal on Friday 27th December!
We will be closed on Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th of December, normal opening hours will resume from Friday 27th-Tuesday 31st December.
We will then be closed again on Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd January and will reopen as normal from Friday 3rd January.

The Defibrillator attached to Garage wall outside the Seaboard Hall is in full working order and available for use.

Please share this with as many people as possible.

In an Emergency please contact 999 at all times.



Friday 29/11/19: -Thank you to all who came out tonight to the Commercial Hotel for the switching on of Christmas Lights. The children under the supervision of Graham were amazing and played Christmas Carols for us all to sing to. Well done to everyone – Can we please book you all for next year!!!!! Santa arrived and gave out sweets to the children then switched on the Christmas Lights.
Last year the weather was so bad that we had to stay indoors so tonight it was decided to be indoors and Santa lit the Christmas tree inside. Unfortunately the planned walk to the outside tree did not take place as the main connector on the Balintore lights failed. Hopefully we will have it sorted very soon and Balintore will be lit up.
A collection tonight raised £70.64 this will go in the kitty for next year, hopefully throughout the year we will raise some more and we can purchase some more street lights. Pictures were taken tonight by Linda Vass and Norma. Norma has put them together in a small video which will appear shortly!!!. Hope you all enjoyed yourselves – hopefully we can get a group together to make improvements for next year. Please get in touch with Norma through this page.
Please get in touch with Norma if any pictures need to be removed from the video – this can be done immediately requested. Special thanks to everyone who helped last night, Coral for helping with arrangements and Sandra for doing collection etc.,

Christmas Light up (002)

We are all looking forward to a fun evening with
Music supplied by  ‘Hilton Primary School’.

Christmas Light Up

We would have been unable to hold this event this year without a very kind donation of £160 from Seaboard Cares which enabled us to purchase the 2 Christmas Trees. Last year the trees and new lights for both trees were purchased by the Seaboard Gala and previous year trees were funded by Seaboard Hall.
The Christmas Street Lights also belong to the villages and although SSE have over last number of years put these up for us along with local help, these lights have to be maintained or replaced by the Community. To date we have been very fortunate in that Sangster Electricians have again this year checked out and repaired the lights at no cost to the Community.
If we wish to continue having this annual event we require to fund raise over the next year and would ask you all to give this some thought as we go forward.




Since installation this year the ‘Defib’ has been taken out to Emergencies on 4 occasions.
We now have 2 ‘defibs’’ within our villages, a tremendous bonus for when and if required.

These are just some of the questions that can be answered if you come along to the

Training Session on the 30th September 2019
at 7pm – 9pm
in the Seaboard Centre/Cafe

Training will be provided by Lucky2bhere – their training is based on the best practice guidelines of Resuscitation Council UK and is regularly updated – you will watch demonstration, be talked through key skills and then practice, practice. You will leave the training with the confidence and the skills to put someone in recovery position perform basic life support and use an automated external defibrillator (AED)

Your family needs you to have this knowledge –

Every second COUNTS…………

Contact: Norma Balfour 07818024200 for further information.

Defib Training 300919 2222


Seaboard Defibrillators – 15/06/19

Today saw our ‘Defibrillator’ go LIVE at the Seaboard Centre, Balintore.

We now have 2 ‘Defibrillators’ registered with the Scottish Ambulance Service
under BHCC within our Seaboard Villages.

1 – Location: – Seaboard Memorial Hall (Centre) East Street, Balintore, IV20 1UJ – Attached to Garage Wall at side of Hall.

2 – Location: –  Pharmacy Wall, 2 Hugh Street, Balintore, IV20 1UJ – Code required to open the unit is 1111.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to make this possible – Huge thanks today, at the Fisher Folk Festival, to our Local Fire Service for providing hands on experience and demonstrating the use of the defibrillators and allowing us to practice on the ‘Dummys’.

Many thanks – Norma Balfour


WHIZZ …. BANG …….. WHAM  – 05/06/2019

We have raised £1500 for the Seaboard Defibrillator – Click on the LINK – Defibrillator
Community Defibrillator – Update 17/05/19
Update on ‘Defib’ – the amazing amount collected to date is £1335. plus there will be some gift aid.  We are not far away from our final total of £1500 to enable us to purchase the defib.
We are also raising funds to pay for installation and signage. Will keep you posted.
N Balfour
Community Defibrillator – Update 22/04/19
The current sum raised is £1320 donations have come from around the world and thanks has been extended to everyone that has donated large or small. Just to let you all know that on the Saturday 15th June 2019 at the Fisher Folk Festival, Seaboard Centre the local fire brigade has offered to be in attendance with their ‘defib’ and will give demonstrations and advice on safe usage. Discussions with various bodies re signage for both the community defibrillators is ongoing and we hope to be able to report back at the next BHCC meeting.
Delighted to let you all know that our fund raising for the ‘Defib’ has reached £1320 to date.
Many, Many thanks to all who have contributed so far.  If you have not – why not hop over to
or TEXT –  BHCC61 £5 TO 70070
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30/01/2019 – Community Defibrillator
 It was agreed at the last BHCC meeting that there was a requirement for a further Defibrillator within the Seaboard Villages and it was to be located outside the Seaboard Centre, Balintore.  Norma Balfour accepted the task of discussing all with Ross Cowie at ‘Lucky2Bhere’ Charity. and to making all arrangements for funding to be raised.
Today a Just Giving page has been opened through Lucky2Bhere web page and donations can be made at Just Giving (click on link to be guided to the donations page) towards the £1500 required to purchase the defibrillator. This amount is for complete package (including the wall unit) and training for all that wish to attend.  Norma has also set up TEXT facilities, donations of £5 can be made by texting: BHCC61 £5 TO 70070.
Funding applications are in the process of being completed and I will notify if successful.

Posters will be located throughout the village and on various web sites and f.b. pages. Please share these with your family and friends and encourage them to make a donation, no matter how small, all, will help us get another defibrillator within our village.
Any questions or queries please contact Norma on 07818024200 or by sending email from this web-site.
30/01/19  – Community Defibrillator – update
Community Defibrillator located outside the Chemist Shop, Balintore is now in full working order.  2 new packets of Pads were purchased by BHCC and were placed within the unit yesterday.  Scottish Ambulance Service has been notified and registration of the ‘defib’ has been updated.
Please dial 999 in any Emergency situation

14/12/18 – Wow! Wow! what a performance at the Ceilidh Dance last night. What talented young people are in our village school. It was hard to believe that these children are primary school age. Thanks to, an obviously, dedicated team of teachers and to the parents that have had to listen and encourage their child to continue practising. Well done everyone!!!!!


13/12/18 – Young musicians from

Hilton Primary School putting on a show and dance in Seaboard Hall .


13/12/18 – Janet Henderson – Thankyou to everyone for putting on a lovely wee nite it was great to catch up with the lovely people I haven’t seen in years even when my granddaughter Caitlin arrived a wee bit late you all tried to warm her up thankyou all once again xxxxx
Christmas ‘Switch on of Lights’ – 7th December 2018Capture
Thanks to all who came along on Friday night ‘Switch On of Lights’. Unfortunately it was a dreadful night and Santa had to arrive by car at the Pavilion. He had to leave his reindeer and sleigh down at the harbour. Santa switched on the lights of the tree in the Pavilion and handed out lots of sweets to the children. Everyone had great fun and enjoyed making up lots of different designs with the ‘stick lights’ provided. Hot Chocolate, Mincemeat Tarts and Hot dogs helped to warm everyone up. Many thanks to the Rev. Andrew Downie for telling the story of the birth of Jesus to the children and leading us all in singing some traditional Christmas carols. Thanks to Coral and her team for the use of the Pavilion. Thanks to Seaboard Hall for donating Hot Choc and Mincemeat tarts and to Maureen for making sure all was hot when serving. Thanks to Sandra and Hugh Skinner and Norma and Ross Balfour for providing stick lights, sweets and hot dog rolls. Finally a huge thankyou to the Seaboard Gala for donating funds to purchase the 2 Christmas Trees and for coming to our help again when it was discovered that all the tree lights from last year were not working. To everyone that turned up on the night a huge thank you for braving the elements. Happy Christmas to you all.



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