HTSI Highland Third Sector Interface

Highland Third Sector Interface
Thorfin House, Bridgend Business Park, Dingwall  IV15

Office:        01349 864289
Twitter:    @HighlandTSI

As a Third Sector Interface we work together with eight partners to deliver, among other services, four specific themes of work as agreed with the Scottish Government:

  • Volunteering development
  • Social Enterprise development
  • Supporting and developing a strong third sector
  • Building the third sector relationship with community planning

At HTSI we co-ordinate the regional work, specifically strategic involvement with the public and private sectors, while supporting the locally delivered work of our Partners. The delivery of the interface functions through trusted local Partners, most with an extensive history and community connection, allows services to be tailored to local need and for local diversity and adaptation, recognising the large expanse of geographical and community differences within the Highland Region.We are always interested in hearing from any organisation or individual, whether they are working within the sector or looking to grow their relationship with it.  


November 2021

Third Sector job & training opportunities

HTSI publishes regular email newsletters with a variety of job and training opportunities with third sector organisations in the Highlands.  HTSI have recently made these emails viewable online, and you can find recent  jobs  and  training and events  emails via these links.

Organisations or individuals wishing to receive the newsletter can apply to join HTSI using the contacts at the top of this page


September 2020

Meet our new Inner Moray Firth Team!

The Highland Third Sector Interface (HTSI) delivers TSI functions across the Local Authority area of Highland through a combination of direct delivery and commissioned services. In 2020 we finished an internal process of reducing the number of organisations delivering TSI functions across the Inner Moray Firth area.

The process, which started last year has resulted in a collaborative approach to redesign services across this area and this is now fully complete.  This resulted in a successful merger with In This Together. This change is one which has also seen us take on the work of Ross-shire Voluntary Action. So, HTSI is now directly delivering across the area known as the Inner Moray Firth.

More on this change


August 2018

HTSI Redesign October 2018

Mhairi Wylie, HTSI Chief Officer, emailed members

I am writing to update you on some important changes that are happening to the Highland Third Sector Interface services in the coming twelve months.

Since their establishment in 2011 the policy and legislative landscape in Scotland has changed significantly.  The Community Empowerment Act and health and social care integration are only two examples of these changes.

In 2016 the Scottish Government published an initial independent review of TSI services in Scotland. This review made recommendations for the enhancement and development of the role that TSIs play in facilitating and developing capacity for the Third Sector to engage in Community Planning and Integration forum.

In July 2018 the Highland Third Sector Interface Board agreed changes to the TSI services here in Highland which will support a stronger platform for Third Sector engagement in Community Planning and Integration forum, allowing the Sector to directly represent itself and not through the HTSI.  This is part of a broader restructuring of HTSI, to enable the sector’s stronger and better participation in Community planning and the discharge of the support to the wider third sector which we are charged to provide, strategically and across the whole of Highland. 

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Saturday 4 February
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17:30 Transition Town Forres - Imbolc fundraising event
18:30 Knocknagael Growing Group Ceilidh
Monday 6 February
19:30 RCA Fergus McCreadie Trio at Resolis
Wednesday 8 February
14:00 Black Isle Men's Shed AGM
Thursday 9 February
10:00 Allangrange gardening workshop - Fruit tree pruning
Saturday 11 February
NA      Cromarty Community Market
Saturday 18 February
10:00 Culbokie Community Market

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