...to the Dornoch Community Site run by the Dornoch Area Community Interest Company.
Here is a link to What's On in September
COVID-19 - Relaxation of many the restrictions from 9 August
Scottish Government Update - more details here
During the winter a Visitor Management Plan has been developed with stakeholder input. See here
For the latest information see Facebook
To book a COVID-19 test call 111 or book on-line at
Dornoch Hub - Manager Vacancy
We are sorry to report that Lesley Strang will be leaving the Hub shortly as the Events world calls her back with regulations easing. It has been a tremendous boost having Lesley as our Manager since March as she has taken us through the transition from building snagging to full occupancy. We are now recruiting a new manager. Click here for more information.
You are invited to see around the Hub on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th September when we will be open from 10am - noon and 2 to 4 pm. Please wear a face covering and use the hand sanitisier on entry. Click here for details.
Dornoch Hub - all areas now open - bookings being taken for meetings, events & activities - contact Lesley Strang. Also check out the job opportunities at the Hub.
The Visitor Centre is now open 10-2 daily
The Community Room is taking shape
We have appointed Lorraine Goldsmith as our Activities Co-Ordinator to set up a programme of community events, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund - including Youth Club, After School Coding Club, Cookery workshops, and dementia friendly art & carft workshops.
Silverback Gym opened at the Hub on Saturay 1st May 2021. The old garages have been converted into a gym - which has been on the community wish list for over 10 years!
For more information please message Silverback's Facebook page. Membership, classes and day passes are available.
You may have seen an article in the Northern Times outlining DACIC's ambitious plans for a new multi-purpose building in Dornoch, on the vacant site south of the new UHI Student accommodation block and opposite the Medical Centre.
We believe this project could be transformational as it would open up all year round tourism with the building being available to hire for wedding receptions, conferences, music, arts and sports events in the Summer and curling in the Winter. The original plan for a gym has now been incorporated in the Police Station plans above, allowing a community hall to be included in the plans at the suggestion of the Community Association - which if both projects are successful would allow the Social Club to be sold.
The Scottish Land Fund (SLF) and the North Highland Curling Trust provided the finance to commission a Feasibilty and Business Plan from Ironside Farrar and our application to SLF for funding to purchase the site has been successful and the legal teams are 'on the case'. We are now working on phase 1 a car & coach park - to which we have added day time motorhome parking to address the influx last year.
We have been supported in this by the Dornoch Common Good Fund award of £39,760, together with £28,052 from the Town Centre Fund, £80,000 Highland Coastal Communities and a conditional award of £245,450 from the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund subject to securing the balance of the overall funding package by 31 May.
Phase 2 for a MUGA and winter skating rink is part of the planning application but subject to further funding bids that our Community Development Manager, Catherine Moodie, will be working on. The planning application was submitted at the end of September 20 and granted on 31 March 21.
In response to public demand since the closure of the ATM and the Bank of Scotland branch, we are very grateful that Dornoch Stores have introduced a cashback service at its General Store, with no minimum purchase. They are open 8 am - pm daily. The Co-op, Eagle and Harry Gow also offer a cashback service. There are three ATMs inside the Co-op, the Spar Convenience in the Retail Park and the Golf Club. The Post Office offers a full banking service.
Mobile Banking - has resumed
The Bank of Scotland Mobile Branch calls at the Retail Park as follows: