Argyll College UHI Sponsors Covid-19 Tracking Website

Argyll College UHI is proud to announce the sponsorship of popular Covid-19 tracking website created by Dunoon student John Frace, in recognition of the vast amount of work and effort John continues to devote to the tracker.

It is hoped that the sponsorship will allow John to continue updating the website, whilst completing the final year of a Business and Management BA (Hons) at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

The tracker – Travelling Tabby Scotland Coronavirus Tracker was created by John at the height of the pandemic and has since garnered acclaim from scientific experts and a rapidly growing user base, receiving over 24.6 million views to date. Paying particular attention to Scottish statistics, the page provides a regional breakdown and transforms statistical data into an easily digestible format.

John has also recently launched a page focusing solely on the data for the cases within the Argyll College UHI area, as a more detailed resource for college students, staff, and communities in Argyll.

With a particular personal interest in the number of cases within his hometown of Dunoon, John adds “it could be a useful tool for staff and students at the college to check the trend of cases in their local area.”

In June this year, John received a Herald Higher Education Award and was named as the University Student who has made an Outstanding Contribution to the local community – or in John’s case, the nation!

Argyll College UHI also recognised John’s voluntary work creating and maintaining the tracker, naming him as their Higher Education Student of the Year.

Argyll College UHI Principal Martin Jones said, "John’s commitment to providing easily accessible and bang up to date information on the regional coronavirus situation is exceptional. He is an inspiring young man, and I am delighted that we are able to recognise his contribution in this way."

If you're based in Argyll and want to view the data for your local area, visit: