...to the Dornoch Community Site run by the Dornoch Area Community Interest Company.
Dornoch Hub bookings being taken for meetings, events & activities - contact Paula White.
Our **FREE** workshops funded by the National Lottery Community Fund to be held in the Community Room have started up again please see Facebook for details
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.
The Pay & Display vehicle park opened on Thursday 9th June, ready for a local event on Saturday 11th attracting 200 people. The vehicle park will be operated by Highland Council Traffic Control who have enforcement powers e.g. to move coaches from the Square and to ensure a valid parking ticket has been purchased.
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, £10,00 from transport Scotland and £255,450 from the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund. A further grant of £48,500 has been confirmed from the Rural Ideas into Action Fund, together with a loan from Highland Opportunites Investment Funds and £5000 from the Ward Discretionary Fund complete the funding package.
Phase 2 for a MUGA and winter skating rink is part of the planning application but subject to further funding bids. The planning application was submitted at the end of September 20 and granted on 31 March 21.The first of several funding bids has been submitted.
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, outside the Spar Convenience in the Retail Park and inside 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: