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Dornoch Hub - Update
On 24th January 2020 DACIC became proud owners of the Dornoch Police Station thanks to support from the Scottish Land Fund! With Building Warrant & Planning Permission for the renovation work in place, we went out to tender. We have now sourced funding to allow all stages to progress.
Work on the main building started on 28 September and is due for completion in March. Local architect Iain Levens of Levens Studio is the principal designer and contract administrator. The main contractor is O'Brien Construction Ltd - who were the original builders!
Macleod Roofing completed the work on the roof in June and the grounds have been improved and maintained by J & S Gunn and the Lawn Ranger. The conversion of the garages ready for Silverback to add specialist flooring and gym equipment was completed in February 21.
If you are interested in renting office, creative or storage space please email - there three offices remaining on the first floor, but two offices and a studio/workshop on the ground floor.
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 (subject to match funding) and we have submitted a stage 2 application to the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund in October.
Phase 2 for a MUGA and winter skating rink will be 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.
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: