Nominations open for the Voluntary Sector in Highland

The Highland Third Sector Interface are looking for your nominations for the 2020 Third Sector Awards!

Have you been blown away by the efforts of a fellow Third Sector worker this year? Give them the recognition they deserve by nominating them for a Highland Third Sector Award!

Nominations will close on Wednesday 4th November.

The categories are:

Community Cohesion Champion(s)

To nominate go to the 2020
Third Sector Awards page on


New handy guidance leaflet about PVG Disclosure Checks for Groups

If you are a group dealing with vulnerable children or adults and you need to access PVG disclosure checks for volunteers in the group,   check out this leaflet with up-to-date guidance about the Disclosure Scotland Act 2020.     If you need free advice or support to access PVG checks or have any questions, contact Catherine she is the local point of contact regarding disclosures.     click link to view leaflet disclosure__scotland__act_2020_-_handy_guide_

Volunteers make a real difference to Wick

Many willing volunteers have been busy this month to complete a project to renovate the two Coghill Bridges over Wick River.  Local volunteers with support from the business

Volunteers making structural repairs to the Coghill Bridge across Wick River
Litter picking at Riverside area
Volunteers taking a break
just a sample of the rubbish gathered in one morning

community and existing voluntary groups, have made significant improvement to the bridges which were in desperate need of repair.

The volunteers repaired and painted the railings, they replaced planks and added non-slip webbing all of which makes the bridges safer and aesthetically pleasing.

In addition, volunteers conducted a litter pick of the riverside area and the riverside was a hive of activity with members of the public all pulling together to make the area