...to the Dornoch Community Site run by the Dornoch Area Comunity Interest Company.
Dornoch Carnegie Court House .........
Thanks to the generosity of Todd & Liz Warnock of Links House we could soon be enjoying aftenoon tea in a Carnegie themed Court Room, sampling exclusive whiskies and enjoying a space!
The negotiations between Mr & Mrs Warnock and the current owner of the Courthouse, are on the point of completion, click here for more details.
The plan is for work on the new Visitor Centre to take place at the end of this season (October/November) and then the rest of the building will be ready for next season (May 2016). The time fame is dependent on planning permission, e.g. for the full height glass walls, that will frame the Visitor Centre on one side, and the Whisky Cellars on the other side, of the impressive main entrance.
The community pledges will be called in once we have a clear timeline, so there is still time to be part of this project.
Click here for the pledge form.
The costs of the work to upgrade the visitor centre (£40k) will be split evenly between Mr & Mrs Warnock and the community pledged fund, which will be managed by DACIC. The plans for the new visitor centre will be shared on-line - so watch this space!
DACIC has been awarded £40,000 from the VisitScotland growth fund to promote Dornoch as a visitor destination. This matches the combined funding already in place from the Business Group members, The Common Good Fund and the Coastal Communities Fund. Congratulations to DACIC chair Jenifer Cameron who put the bid together, described by VisitScotland as the best application they have seen!
Dornoch has been awarded a grant of just under £100k from the Coastal Communities Fund, for a new printed map, a mobile app, pedestrian signage (4 "you are here" maps and 13 fingerposts) and a part time post of Marketing Development Officer (MDO) for 18 months. We are delighted to announce that Lucy Williams has been appointed as the MDO and took up her position on 9th April. The first pedestian sign went up on 21st April.
The Coastal Communities Fund is funded by the Government with income from the Crown Estate’s marine assets. It is delivered by the Big Lottery Fund on behalf of UK Government and the Devolved Administrations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.