Dingwall Community Centre

Dingwall Community Collage
Dingwall Community Centre sign
Dingwall Community Centre sign

Dingwall Community Centre Location Plan
Layout plan showing location of Dingwall Community Centre
Front view of Dingwall Community Centre
Front view of Dingwall Community Centre



Dingwall Community Centre has its own website. To find more information about the Community Centre click on the image below:
 
Dingwall Community Centre website imageAn independent registered charity no SC021857 based in a property owned by Highland Council, but independently run by a Managment Committee of local people. We aim to provide a friendly, welcoming environment in which to facilitate community development  for the benefit of the whole community.

PLEASE NOTE the text below on this page was added nearly 20 years ago. 
 
  • The original entry on the website stated the basic let charge - £3.00 per hour with variations for specific groups and weekend hire. This has now been updated to provide a hyper-link to the Dingwall Community website.
  • The contact names on the original entry were either Shona Simon or Donald Macaskill. These have been updated to show the current contact name.
  • Anyone wanting to find out about the  current Community Centre activities should visit the Dingwall Community Centre website

‚ÄčIan Fraser for RCHS October 2019
 













Have you ever used the Centre for any purpose held a meeting there or attended an activity or an adult education class?

WHAT IS THE CENTRE USED FOR?


The Centre is used by a large variety of groups on a regular basis, as well as one-off meetings, birthday parties and discos, training weekends for all types of organisations.

The Centre is run by a voluntary Management Committee who meet approximately every 6 weeks to discuss and carry out what is necessary to meet the needs of the user groups and local community. They employ a Centre Co-ordinator who works closely with t hem, and who organises many events which bring together individuals from each user group as well as members of the general public. Here are just a few examples:

  • Adult Education Classes
  • Fund Raising Activities
  • Point of contact for information on local topical issues & enquiries
  • Platform for addressing community needs
 

SOME OF THE CENTRE USERS


  • Dingwall Discovery Group
  • Toy Library
  • Brownies
  • Sradagan (Gaelic medium community group) 
  • Gaelic Youth Club
  • WRVS Lunch Club
  • East Ross Craft Group
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Community Education
  • Dingwall Art Group
  • Writers/Readers
  • Outreach Day Centre for Disabled/Stroke victims
  • Travelling Day Hospital
  • Monday Club
  • Mother & Baby Club
 

ADULT EDUCATION


The Management Committee run their own Adult Education Programme. This is informal and is spread over the Autumn/Winter period.
A typical year's programme could include:

  • Yoga & Relaxation
  • French Conversation for Beginners and Intermediate
  • Map Reading & Navigation Skills
  • Calligraphy
  • Art

a series of Craft Workshops practicing many skills.
We are always pleased to receive suggestions for future classes and hear from people interested in becoming a tutor. Qualifications are not necessary but a good knowledge of your skill or hobby and the confidence to share it with others is essential.

Classes can help open many doors to new opportunities and new skills and enable you to meet new friends, alleviate boredom or loneliness in a pleasant environment.

OTHER FACILITIES ON OFFER AT THE CENTRE


  • Elderly Day Care facility part-time on a Friday afternoon (referral system)
  • Creche facilities
  • Jigsaw Loan
  • CV Production
  • Typing/Poster making service
  • Information and advice on many issues
  • Point of contact for Dingwall Community Newspaper
 

A WELCOMING FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE

All groups have access to:

  • Display Board
  • Slide Projector and Screen
  • Overhead Projector
  • Flip Chart
  • Tea/Coffee facilities in all rooms
 
OPENING HOURS - Co-ordinator Core Hours: Monday - Friday, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

BASIC LET CHARGE

 

TO BOOK THE CENTRE OR FOR INFORMATION

  • Contact Tina Fewster on 01349 864600
 
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