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September 1-30

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Dornoch Police Station - Consultation

Many thanks to the 451 people who completed the questionnaire - 289 were completed online and 162 manually. Of these 91.78% support DACIC's proposal to buy the police station and redevelop for community use. The consultants are now assessing the other elements of the survey results to look overall feasibility of the project with an options appraisal and establish whether the project would be financially viable.

These results will be presented to the community at an open meeting in the Social Club on Thursday 11th October in two sessions 2-4pm and 5-7pm. We hope to see you there.

If you are interested in renting space in the Police Station, or need more information on the sizes of space available, please contact Gordon Sutherland gordon@fionnlodge.com


Architect’s impression of the Police Station as a business hub

 
Architect’s impression of studio/workshop/storage space for artists, designers and makers and a gym in what is currently the garage.


Architect’s impression of the children’s daycare

This project will only proceed if DACIC can demonstrate community support, so please do let them know your views. Please feel free to share the survey link with friends who may have an interest in the future uses of the Police Station.


The Dornoch Area Community Interest Company (DACIC) has submitted an Asset Transfer Request to Police Scotland. This has been accepted as valid and a decision is expected by 23 November. DACIC has received a Stage 1 award from the Scottish Land Fund (SLF) to pay for:

  • Community Consultation
  • Feasibility Study
  • Business Plan
  • Joint Valuation with Police Scotland 

We have appointed independent Consultants to conduct the first 3 items above. The Community Consultation will take place after the school holidays and will gather ideas for uses of the building. A feasibility study will then be carried out to determine which of those ideas are of most benefit to the community whilst being financially sustainable. A detailed Business Plan will then be developed which will inform a Stage 2 application to SLF for the funds to purchase the site if Police Scotland agree to the Asset Transfer Request.

Dornoch Common Good Land (DCGL)

At the August Meeting of Dornoch Area Community Council, it was determined that some method be established to control excessive and extended parking on that part of the DCGL adjacent to the Beach Playpark.

The proposal is that a line of stobs be placed strategically on both sides of the low road leading from the northern limit of the Caravan Site round to the junction of the high road leading from the RDGC Clubhouse to the Beach Car Park. The aim would be to still permit significant car parking, but discourage extended stays by larger vehicles.

The cost of this exercise, if approved, would be borne by the Dornoch Common Good Fund.

A consultation period for public comment is now underway ending on 7th September. Residents of the Burgh can make comment via Facebook, by letter handed into the Dornoch Service Point, or by email to dornochareacommunitycouncil@hotmail.co.uk

Project Curlew

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. There would also be a much needed year-round fitness facility. DACIC is submitting a Stage 1 application to the Scottish Land Fund in July 2018 to carry out: 

  • Community Consultation
  • Feasibility Study
  • Business Plan  

Dornoch ranked 4th best market town in Scotland

See the article in Country Living

 

Cashback service

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. The only ATM now is inside the Co-op. The Post Office offers a full banking service. 

Mobile Banking

The Bank of Scotland Mobile Branch starts on 11 September and will call at the Retail Park as follows:

Monday 9:30-12:15 and 13:00-15:15
Wednesday14:00 to 15:15
Friday 9:30-12:15 and 13:00-15:15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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