Community groups

Community and Highland Councils

Black Isle Partnership

Culbokie Community Trust

Scottish Community Alliance

GALE (Gairloch & Loch Ewe Action Forum) 

Community Woodlands

July 2022

NorthWest 2045 and Regional Land Use Partnership


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.


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.


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.

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 2018

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.  Note that the list was compiled in 2018 and may be out of date.

View the list as a PDF file


Kirkmichael Trust

See  Travel & Tourism / Historical  on the menu



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