This will be a critical year in the final stages of building a new community centre for the area.


2016 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - Followed by a General meeting.

Tuesday 12th JULY at 7.30 pm - SOCIAL CLUB – DORNOCH

  • Election of Directors
  • Presentation on the excellent progress made this year towards a new community centre
  • Reports from our sub-committees

Dornoch Arts and Craft Guild - Dornoch Cinema - Dornoch Community Gardens - Dornoch Community Market

Dornoch Flowers and Fairs - Dornoch Festival Week - Dornoch Youth Café - Fibre Fest

Members, Affiliated groups and residents are very warmly  invited to attend.

Members may vote at this meeting.

Nominations for directors needed.

Click here for Nomination form for directors and Proxy voting form or collect at Social Club or Service Point or call 01862 811898

Stop Press: The Trustees of the Meadows Park have applied for and been granted leave by the Lord Advocate of Scotland to vary the terms of their Deed of Trust to permit them to sell a portion of the Meadows Park to DADCA for the purposes of building a new Community Centre for the Dornoch area there.  

This now clears the way for DADCA to finalise and submit an application to The Big lottery for £1m to help fund the new building. The bid has been prepared by Sandy Anderson in liaison with the DADCA New Build Committee and we are very grateful to Sandy for his meticulous work on our behalf.



grow a garden in a golf bag


Dornoch Flowers and Fairs are helping Royal Dornoch Golf Club to celebrate 400 years of golf on Dornoch links by inviting people to grow a garden in an old golf bag.

It’s very simple, just half fill the lower half of an old golf bag with free draining material that won’t dissolve in water and the top half with compost. Pop in seedlings in May/June and aim to have the bag in full bloom by the  second week of August in good time for the  Dornoch street party.


Don’t have an old bag kicking around, not a problem, just call 01862 811898 or email dornochleisure@hotmail.com  We have 60 of them just waiting to burst into bloom.

This is a competition for the green fingered or the rookie gardener to add an interesting feature to your garden and a chance to show support for the Royal Dornoch Golf Club’s year of celebration.  

Entry forms can be picked up in businesses around the town, at the Social Club or downloaded from  HERE. 

The form has instructions on how to get the best possible display from your old golf bag, how to enter the competition and the various categories.

So come on Dornoch, Camore, Clashmore and Embo and the rest of IV25 area gardeners let’s make it a bloomin’ marvellous summer of 2016. 


Dornoch and District Community Association (DADCA) is celebrating the success of its recent public consultation on plans for a new Community Centre on part of Dornoch’s Meadows Park. And DADCA partners Meadows Park Trust have received very clear backing for their proposal to transfer part of Meadows Park to DADCA ownership to enable the new building to be built.

In order to bid for Big Lottery funding, DADCA needs to own the land the building will be erected on – and Meadows Park Trustees need to take legal steps to permit this. So the consultation had two purposes: not only to give Dornoch people the chance to tell DADCA how they would like to use the new building, but also to tell Meadows Park Trustees whether Dornoch people wish the land ownership transfer to take place

                                                                                     FITNESS SUITE - You Said This

Large numbers of Dornoch people participated in the consultation, with 534 responding and 498 of these voting in the land ownership transfer ballot. That votewas decisive: 463 people voted “yes”– that is more than 86% of everyone who responded and 93% of those who voted in the ballot. Total number of people who voted “no” was 35.

DADCA Chairman William Sutherland said, “We are delighted that so many Dornoch people participated in this consultation they gave us lots of ideas which we will now work on and we are very grateful to the 63 volunteers who helped to distribute the ballot papers. We hope that Dornoch people can now unite behind our plans for a new community building.”

Willie MacKay, Chair of Meadows Park Trustees, said, “Meadows Park Trustees see the benefits that a new Community Centre will bring to Dornoch. As Trustees however, we needed to be sure that we had the backing of local people for the decision to transfer the ownership a modest part of Meadows Park to DADCA.. We are pleased to have such strong backing to proceed with the required legal steps to achieve this.”

See MORE consultation comments here:

You can see all the proposed plans and the history of the project by selecting the Plans and History button below. Likewise click the colour image to see a full set of 3D images provided by our Architect.

Plans and History


Welcome to DADCA. We are a volunteer run charity whose twin aims are to establish and maintain a community building in Dornoch and to help promote and encourage voluntary groups and individuals active within the Dornoch area.

Our main asset is the Dornoch Social Club. The building was originally the school but for many years it has been used for social and recreational purposes. The Social Club was refurbished in 1980 but recent surveys estimate that in excess of £1,000,000 of renovation work may be required to bring it up to current standards.

In 2009 we secured funding from the Highland LEADER fund to undertake a Feasibility Study into a replacement community building, which eventually lead to a successful bid to the Big Lottery Fund in early 2014 for initial funding for the design stage for our new build project

We are most grateful for the tremendous support received from our great community.


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