Community groups

May 2021

Thurso Community Development Trust

“Whatever we do, however much we achieve, we do it together. Community individuals, groups, local businesses working together for the benefit of Thurso for both now and future generations.”

The vision of Thurso Community Development Trust is for Thurso to be celebrated as a beautiful community connected, active and ambitious place with a strong social purpose and a spirit of wellbeing. Where all members and sections of the community are encouraged to think big and contribute to active involvement in local decision making. An ambitious, creative, healthy, active, integrated, empowered and environmentally sustainable place with a thriving local economy and community facilities which create an extraordinary and secure legacy for future generations.


July 2021

Highland Wholefoods July newsletter

We hope you are enjoying the summer so far.

Our warehouse being below average temperature is finally working to our advantage, it's gloriously cool inside at the moment. Being able to keep all the doors open also makes ventilation a pleasure. Of course we won't be saying that come January, but for now we are looking on the positive side. 

Plastic Free July  
We're always working to reduce our environmental impact.  We don't stock any soft drinks in plastic bottles, We've moved to compostable packaging for our own product in 1kg and under sizes.  And our deliveries now use paper based tape to seal the boxes.  

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Read the new Highland Wholefoods newsletter


Lairg & District Learning Centre

Courses, events and workshopsOur main aim is to provide or assist in providing local facilities and resources designed to support lifelong learning and skills development.We run a range of exciting and educational courses, events and workshops on a huge variety of subjects throughout Sutherland.

Business servicesWe provide a range of services to local businesses and charities including room hire, PC Clinics and office services.

Social enterpriseOur community woodwork and sewing groups meet regularly in the Learning Centre, to make a wide range of items for sale to the public.

Schoolhouse, Lairg, IV27 4DD                01549 402050


Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust 

Based in Bonar Bridge, the Trust aims to ensure that long-term, sustainable benefits are achieved throughout the Kyle of Sutherland area, using funding from local wind farms.  Projects include increasing leisure and outdoor activities available to residents and visitors, supporting local businesses and industries including tourism, fishing and food production and increasing education and training opportunities.



Soirbheas is a community development organisation for Glen Urquhart and Strathglass, receiving income from a part share in the locally-owned Corrimony wind farm to re-invest in the community through a variety of projects, in conjunction with other community groups.  One of these was a year-long 'Tattie Project' and another is a High Speed Broadband project in conjunction with Community Broadband Scotland.


February 2021

Cromarty Arts Trust

The latest and previous CAT newsletters are always available on this site at  News / Cromarty Arts Trust newsletters.


May 2021   

Logie Steading News 


Logie SteadingNews - April 2021Ten minutes from Forres ........

A place to take your time

We're ready to welcome everyoneback to Logie Steading

Finally the day has arrived when we can open our doors and welcome visitors once again; another step towards the new normal albeit with distancing, wearing masks and hand washing/sanitizing.  There is lots going on - click on the pictures below for more information and we'll look forward to seeing you here ... after so long it is very exciting to be opening up again!

The Olive Tree Cafe    Homemade, seasonal, local and tasty

Hellygog    Quirky working studio and shop

'From Glenlivet with Love'  by Rosemary Bushell  
Art Exhibition for Marie Curie  
1 - 2 May

Farm & Garden Shop    Supporting local producers

Whisky & Spirits    Rare and Collectible whisky, gin, beer and accessories

Timeless    International fashion at Logie Steading

Bookshop    'Books .... take you where you've never been'

Miriam Smith    Exhibition in the Square Room, in the Art Gallery

Iolaire    Design, edit, print - bring your project to life.

Giles Pearson    Antique restoration and search.

What's On  Logie is bouncing back!  Aaron Sterritt is running his courses throughout the summer.  Illyria  are coming with three different plays.


Full details of all our events are on the Logie Steading What's On page


November 2020

Neighbourhood Watch  'Safer Communities' leaflet

Ferintosh Community Council has passed on information about a leaflet prepared and circulated by Neighbourhood Watch with the support of Police Scotland.  The leaflet includes advice on detecting financial scams, fire safety, dealing with emergencies and numerous other topics, all aimed at keeping you, your family and the community safe.

Read the leaflet


September 2020

RVA becomes Community Support and Information (Ross-shire)

Ross-shire Journal  13 September 2020

RVA is making a fresh start as Community Support and Information Ross-shire (CSI Ross-shire).  Its office has also relocated to Strathpeffer Community Centre on a temporary basis pending a move to a permanent base.

Ross-Shire Voluntary Action was established in 1971 as Council of Voluntary Services, with the aim of providing support for local community organisations.  Over time it has evolved supporting organisations, and latterly diversifying into community transport and employability.

CSI (Ross-shire)

Is no longer providing services on behalf of HTSI

Have been anchor group distributing HIE Covid-19 emergency funds

Provide practical assistance (prescriptions, shopping etc.) to people sheltered or isolating.

Shona Street, Chief OfficerCommunity Support and Information (Ross-Shire)in temporary accommodation at Strathpeffer Community Centre 

Tel:  01349 862431      

Scottish Charity No. SC006582   Registered in Scotland No. 234092


June 2020

HTSI Community Signposting Directory

Highland Third Sector interface have produced this comprehensive list of community groups divided into three areas - Ross and Cromarty, inverness and Inverness-shire and Badenoch and Strathspey; and alphabetical and categorised lists within each area.

View the list as a PDF file



Kirkmichael Trust

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