W.R.V.S.

Dingwall Community Collage
members of W.R.V.S Dingwall Branch
Mrs G W Hay and Mrs Charlotte S Brown
photographed in 1973 after receiving long-service medals for 27 years' service and 37 years' service respectively in the W.R.V.S. (probably founder members of the Dingwall branch of the WRVS) 

W.R.V.S. members in action (1960s)
 And the WRVS members in action - perhaps in the 1960s.
The WRVS in Ross and Cromarty has been operating since the 1960s.

Currently we run Meals-on-wheels in eighteen towns and villages, Lunch Clubs and Over 60 Clubs, an inspection service for the Highland Helpcall - an alarm for the elderly - and volunteers man the WRVS shop at Raigmore.

WRVS has meant more Highland Helpcall inspections, social transport requests and the setting up of Sheriff Court teabars, but sadly has also meant the closure of clothing stores and local hospital trolley shops.
 
An important part of our work is an emergency back-up service to provide refreshment for the emergency services as well as opening rest centres in the case of an evacuation.


 
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