Flow Country Consultation

The Peatlands Partnership has announcing the start of an extensive community consultation over a proposed World Heritage Site for The Flow Country, the vast area of peatlands in Sutherland and Caithness that is now widely recognised as being the best peatland of its type in the world. 

The consultation process will start on Tuesday, May 14th in Wick with the first of a series of thirteen drop in events around the area.  These events, which will run from 11am to 7pm, except for Golspie which will be from 1pm to 7pm, are part of a larger community consultation about the whole idea of a World Heritage Site in The Flow Country.

The timetable for the drop-in events, running from 11am to 7pm, is as follows:

14th May

Pultney Centre, Wick

15th May

Golspie Community Centre (1pm-7pm)

16th May

Timespan, Helmsdale

17th May

Dunbeath Heritage Centre

20th May

Brora Community Centre

21st May

Lybster Community Centre

22nd May

Altnaharra Hotel

23rd May

Youth Centre, Halkirk

24th May

Thurso Library

27th May

Lairg Community Centre

28th May

Strathy Village Hall

29th May

Tongue Village Hall

30th May

Kildonan Hall

The Partnership will collate all the feedback from these meetings as well as gathering local people’s ideas and anecdotes about The Flow Country.  This will help them develop a plan for taking the possible World Heritage Site forward in a way that takes local views on board and provides interesting opportunities for businesses and communities around the north.

Working Group members and the Project Co-Ordinator, Joe Perry, will be on hand at the drop in sessions to speak to folk and note their comments. Feedback forms will also be available which can be completed there and then or taken home to complete and send in at a later date.

For more information please contact Joe Perry, Project Coordinator, Flow Country World Heritage Site Working Group – Joe.Perry@highland.gov.uk or 07775411270.

Vote for John O Groats Mill Trust

The Ecclesiastical 'Movement for Good' Fund is giving away £1m to great causes all they need is as much support & nominations as possible. £1000 would go a long way!

Here is what you need to do:

1. Visit : www.ecclesiastical.com/movement-for-good
2. Click 'Nominate Now'.
3. Fill in the form.  Charity Number is: SC047345
4. Confirm!

Simple! It should only take 2 or 3 minutes. The closing date for nominations is 17th May. This gives lots of time to drum up as much nominations as possible and if everyone passed the details onto their families/friends/neighbours/pets they could be in with a serious chance of gaining £1000.


MFR Cash For Kids

MFR Cash for Kids exists solely to help children up to and including the age of 18.

Grant applications can only be made to children that live in/registered charities that help children in the MFR broadcast area

Consideration for grants will only be given to projects aiming to help children up to the age of 18 years who are ill, disabled or disadvantaged. The next closing date for applications is 31st May. to find out more go to https://www.cashforkidsgive.co.uk/grant-application/highlands/edf7b265-0d09-482e-894a-0f58e0718144/


Resilient Comunities Fund, North of Scotland

The Resilient Communities Fund North of Scotland is open for applications until 23rd May. The fund will support projects that achieve one of the following criteria: 1. Vulnerability – To protect the welfare of vulnerable community members through enhancing their resilience and improving community participation and effectiveness. 2. Resilience for Emergency Events – To enhance community facilities, services and communication specifically to support the local response in the event of a significant emergency event. They are offering grants of up to £20,000 to support community resilience projects. To find out more go to https://www.ssen.co.uk/resiliencefund/