Your local Charity helping local people

Community Health & Wellbeing around the Dornoch Firth

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How we can help YOU


Come to one of our projects to chat , make things, make friends, cook or eat.

We are a non profit organisation set up to help others in the community in and around the Dornoch Firth.

As well as continuing with the long standing groups that we run the DFG are always looking to see what's next for us to develop to meet local needs.

You can follow the links above to our Facebook and Twitter pages for up to date news. 

We currently have some spaces left if you would like to join our new Friendship group called 'The Bakery'. Please look at our Facebook page for more information.

If you are interested in joining our Common Ground group on Wednesday evenings in Dornoch, please contact us. or try our closed facebook group

Our Natter n Nosh lunch club meets on alternate Monday lunchtimes, contact for details.

If you have time on your hands and want to get out for  a couple of hours, try our Men's Shed. Contact us  and go to website for a taster.

We are also currently looking for new trustees to join us and share their experience.

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Join in the fun

Help make tasty lunches at our Bakery Projects. 

Make stuff, have a chat and drink plenty of tea at our Men's Sheds.

Come and enjoy a lovely lunch and a blether at our

 Natter 'n' Nosh Lunch Club


Come and help out

If you have a bit of time and would like to help others at any of  our fantastic projects just apply to be a volunteer, 

We would love to hear from you even if you only have a little time to spare on odd occasions 

About Us


About DFG

The Dornoch Firth Group was established in 2007. It seeks to serve the community of East Sutherland. The DFG  became a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) in August 2011. The management group initially made up of members of the Church of Scotland churches now includes the wider community.

Our Aims:

To advance citizenship and community development by identifying, creating and developing links to enable the young people and adults of this area to become integrated members of their communities through a programme which provides positive messages of respect, the development of life skills and the enhancement of individual self-esteem in a safe environment.                                  To assist those in need by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage, through developing strategies to respond to their needs, using local resources and the whole community in its widest context.



Our Funding

 are delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding support by the National Lottery Community Fund. This grant will enable us to continue and expand our range of services within our local community. This support will continue over the next 5 years. We have also received core funding from the Robertson Trust, The People's Health Trust, the Community Self-Management Development Fund, The Corra Foundation, The Raddery Trust, Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Dornoch Academy, St Finnbarrs, Treecraft and some very kind local people.


Latest News

Come to our New Dornoch Firth Area Men's Shed at Oversteps in Dornoch. Just contact for registration.

Hope to see you there.

Contact Us

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The Dornoch Firth Group

IV25 3LG, Dornoch, Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom

01408 641279 or 07533 518 399

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Breaking News

Whats New!

Yes, we have a site ready to go for building a new Men's Shed, right in the centre of Dornoch !

If you want to come along and help just get in touch , email, phone , or use the contact part of this website. All welcome no experience necessary. If you are at a loose end, why not give us a try.

Another recent project is our Natter and Knit Friendship Group...!

If you like to Knit or Craft, or know someone who does, contact us now to be part of this fun event for a short period on Tuesdays in May and June.

Learn More

Contact us now using the button here or email or phone us ...see our contact page.  We would love to hear from you.

Dornoch Community Resilience

In January 2015 when a violent storm hit the area some homes were without power for up to 4 days. This highlighted the need for a locally prepared response to such events and so Dornoch Area Community Resilience Group was formed in 2016. Across Scotland communities are being encouraged to 'think ahead', to prepare for all kinds of severe weather, assessing the risks and developing plans to cope with adverse events. Please take time to read these information pages. If you are already aware, organised and ready for all eventualities, well done that's really impressive. Perhaps you could help others to become equally prepared. If not, then the adviced offered here might make the difference to your safety in an emergency or power cut.

Do you live in the Dornoch IV25 Postcode Area? This message is for you…. Over the last few years The Dornoch Area Community Resilience Group has organised a Rest Centre and a Street Buddy system to help our residents from the Mound to Whiteface in the first stages of a local emergency. (for example: a power outage over 8 hours) In the event of an emergency, the team of volunteer Street Buddies (Your Neighbours) will contact or go out and check on people in their allocated areas. Others will set up the Rest Centre in the Dornoch Social Club. We all now have a safe place to come for hot food, warmth and a comforting cuppa. It is a place where you can get up-to date information and advice on the emergency by dropping in or phoning our helpline. If you can , print out and keep this information…. We haven’t needed to use it yet but….. Just in case! In an emergency phone our emergency helpline 01862 810341 In the meantime check our Website for further information on how to keep safe.

Keep Safe