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Team of volunteers who helped deliver newspapers to residents in Cromarty, on the Black Isle, during the height of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic are praised for their efforts

By Ali Morrison

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VOLUNTEERS who helped to deliver thousands of newspapers to protect the vulnerable and minimise shop footfall during the height of the lockdown have been hailed.

A team of people had been carrying out newspaper deliveries in Cromarty to help minimise the spread of Covid-19 by reducing the amount of times people had to visit the Cromarty Store during the height of the pandemic.

But, with government restrictions easing, the village is entering a 'new normal'. The final day of volunteer newspaper deliveries was on Sunday.

Over the 15 weeks that the service operated, some 4500 newspapers – equivalent to about a ton in weight – were delivered in the community.

Confirming the end of the delivery service on its Facebook page, Cromarty Stores hailed the volunteers, saying "a big, big thank you" to the large team who made it a success and for helping to "reduce footfall to the shop when we needed it most".

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