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Community Consultation Event - Project Curlew

Please come along to the drop-in session on Friday 22nd March in Dornoch Social Club from 2 pm to 7 pm. The consultants Ironside Farrar will display options for the proposed multi-purpose building in Shore Road to include a new community centre, and a winter curling rink which would become a summer events venue. Come along and ask questions and give your feedback. All welcome. 

Golfscape rates Royal Dornoch #2 in the World

Check out the article here

The Times 'best coastal towns' rates Dornoch #4 in UK

Check out this article about the best coastal towns to live in

Dornoch scores well in Town Centre Health Check

Highland Council conducted a survey of 14 town centres in 2018 and the results are available here. Dornoch has a higher percentage of local/independent retailers that the Highland average and lower than average vacancy rate. Areas for improvement are cycling facilities, parking and public transport. 

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Dornoch Police Station - Update

Many thanks to those who came to the drop-in sessions on 11th October to meet the consultants and see and hear about the Feasibility Study. The key findings are here

The full feasibility study is here and the Architectural Survey is here

We now have a Business Plan for the four identified uses - of a business hub, studio/workshop/ storage space (for designers, artists and makers), gym and childcare centre for 0-3 year olds. Seven potential tenants have confirmed their interest.

If you are interested in renting office, creative or storage space please email


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. 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.    

Our application to the Scottish Land Fund has been successful and stage 1 development funding has been confirmed for Consultation, Feasibility Study and Business Plan.  Ironside Ferrar who delivered the Dornoch Economic Masterplan have been appointed as the consultants for this work.

The grant also allows for the planning requirements for Contaminated Land and Flood Risk Assessments to be carried out.

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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