Caithness Rural Transport are currently recruiting drivers throughout the county for our much valued and in demand service.

We are specifically short of drivers in the Dunbeath area where one of our vehicles is based.   It helps provide an extremely useful lifeline to a rural community allowing residents access to day centre facilities, doctors appointments, shopping trips etc whilst remainintg in the village.

For further information if you have a couple of hours to spare contact Coreen or Valerie on 01955 605588 or pop into Telford House.

Woman to Woman Fund

Rosa announces launch of Woman to Woman fund
Rosa, the UK Fund for Women and Girls, is delighted to announce the launch of the Woman to Woman fund. With grants of up to £25,000, no fewer than 100 local grassroots women’s organisations across the UK will be supported using funds from the £2.2 million awarded from VAT receipts on sanitary products, via HM Treasury and the Cabinet Office. Grants are available for groups with an income of under £100,000 per year, to support a wide range of charitable work that benefits women: from building confidence and leadership skills, tackling harassment and violence, to training in financial literacy and increasing engagement in decision-making – and much more besides. Find out more about the Woman to Woman fund here.

Friends of Newton Hill – Christmas Tree Sale Saturday 3rd & 10th

Friends of Newtonhill volunteers
Friends of Newtonhill volunteers

An opportunity to purchase real christmas trees [Nordman Fir] this Saturday3rd and also Saturday 10th,  11-4pm at Newton Hill Woodland Croft KW1 5SD

click link to open poster

Expressive Arts competition for groups and schools

Voluntary Action Fund is launching a £16,000 Competition Fund to enable schools, parent councils, charities and community groups to run arts activities on the theme of “What my *mother means to me…” Each successful applicant can nominate their 2 favourite pieces to be judged at events in March with 6 prizes available.


Organisations, working in Scotland with children aged 10 – 11yrs, can apply for up to £400 to cover activity costs e.g. tutors, sessional workers, art materials, equipment or transport.  Children may choose to work individually, in pairs or small groups to produce their chosen art.  They can choose to: write a 500 word essay, write a poem, make a short film, use photography or produce a piece of artwork.


Applications for funding should be submitted by Monday 16 January 2017.


Please see the attached flyer or visit our website for further information about the fund and how to apply:

Community Ownership Guide

Community ownership Community Land Scotland has produced an eight step guide to community ownership of land. Have a look at the graphic here: