Trees for Life – traineeship opportunities

Trees for Life (TfL) is an award-winning charity working to restore Scotland's ancient Caledonian Forest. Our long-term vision is to restore natural forests and rare wildlife to a spectacular wilderness region of the Scottish Highlands, including our 10,000 acre Dundreggan Estate near Invermoriston.  Our work is about people as much as places. Our conservation work … Continue reading Trees for Life – traineeship opportunities

Welcome to Muir of Ord stone – before and after

Another step towards Making the Muir of Ord Stand Out, our project funded by Tesco Bags of Help (www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp). Many thanks to Stephen Mackenzie for power-washing the stone ahead of George Leslie's team carrying out ground preparation works for siting a Muir of Ord planter which will be planted up by the Muir of Ord Gardening Club. … Continue reading Welcome to Muir of Ord stone – before and after

Making the Muir of Ord Stand Out – Tesco Bags of Help update

Having gone all quiet after our delight at being awarded £10,000 from Tesco Bags of Help (www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp), the work we’ve been doing in the background is finally about to be seen.  We ordered a bench, planters and signs from Ogilvie’s in Kilmarnock.  These items were made to order and complement the existing planters and benches … Continue reading Making the Muir of Ord Stand Out – Tesco Bags of Help update

Changes in staff, booking and invoicing arrangements at the Hub and Hall

Our organisation has gone through some changes recently. Now that people are settling into new routines and responsibilities, it is a good time to update our community. Joanne Cameron's contract as hall booking administrator ended, as planned with the opening of the Muir Hub.  Joanne will continue to work with us on a temporary basis to provide … Continue reading Changes in staff, booking and invoicing arrangements at the Hub and Hall

Report on meeting with managers and users of community buildings and local police officers

Managers and users of community buildings met with local police officers on Thursday 23rd March 2017, to discuss disruptive behaviour and vandalism in the village, and try to find solutions together. The meeting was well-attended, demonstrating the level of concern, and was useful in finding out others’ experiences of dealing with issues. Village Hall Evening … Continue reading Report on meeting with managers and users of community buildings and local police officers

Successful applicants at first Participatory Budget event for Dingwall and Seaforth

The first Participatory Budget event for Dingwall and Seaforth was held on Saturday 11 March 2017 at Dingwall Academy.  Each applicant took to the floor to do a two-minute pitch for their organisation's idea.  Ballot papers were issued on arrival to all applicants and attendees with instructions on how to vote.  The successful applicants were those who … Continue reading Successful applicants at first Participatory Budget event for Dingwall and Seaforth

Meeting with police for people who manage and use community buildings

I have arranged a meeting with PC Nicola MacDonald on Thursday 23 March 2017 at 2.30pm at the Muir of Ord Police Station.  The initial reason for the meeting was to address ongoing problems at the Village Hall - disruption to evening classes, unauthorised entry, littering and vandalism - but  these problems are unfortunately, prevalent throughout … Continue reading Meeting with police for people who manage and use community buildings