Volunteer with Whale & Dolphin conservation-Shorewatch

north coast training and public watching 

Why not volunteer to support this conservation charity to monitor marine life around our coastline.!  Volunteers receive training to identify dolphin and whale species and gather data.  This is an interesting volunteer opportunity for people who are out and about on a regular basis.   The coordinator will be in Caithness in June so sign up for the next Training.   Click link to open poster with details.

21st June 10 – 3.30 Shorewatch Training online

22nd June Shorewatching from Trinkie 10-12.30pm

22nd June Shorewatching from St John’s point 5-7 pm

23rd June Shorewatching from Strathy Lighthouse 10-12 pm

25th June Shorewatching from Scrabster lighthouse 10 -12.30 pm

Community Ownership Fund

The Community Ownership Fund will help ensure that important parts of the social fabric, such as pubs, sports clubs, theatres and post office buildings, can continue to play a central role in towns and villages across the UK. This will form part of the UK government’s levelling up agenda, helping support recovery and building opportunity, with funding weighted towards places where community assets can make the most difference

Opening first bidding round for the Community Ownership Fund will open by June 2021  



CAITHNESS AND NORTH SUTHERLAND FUND DIRECTOR VACANCY (unremunerated) Deadline for applications:  Monday 14th of June. 

The Caithness & North Sutherland Fund is a community fund established by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd to distribute a £4M funding package to community projects that will increase the attractiveness of Caithness & North Sutherland as a place to live, work and invest. We are looking to fill a vacancy on our Board of Directors and are seeking applications from enthusiastic individuals with a passion for our communities.  As a Director, you will be responsible to ensure that the Fund complies with its objectives and governing documents as well as all relevant legislation and regulations.  You will also become a member of the Fund’s assessment committee (meeting quarterly) and will use your skills and knowledge to help distribute our grant funding to benefit communities within the Dounreay travel to work area.

Candidates must be ordinarily resident in Caithness and North Sutherland and we are particularly interested in attracting candidates with the following attributes:

  • Good knowledge of the community/voluntary/charity sectors.
  • Awareness of the needs of our communities.
  • Good understanding of finance and governance.
  • Be able and willing to commit the necessary time and effort.

For further information or to apply, please contact the Fund Coordinator: Email: enquiries@cnsf.org.uk Tel: 07841 204 982