Useful Contacts

East Sutherland Citizens Advice Bureau

The East Sutherland Citizens Advice Bureau supports individuals by providing information and advice on benefits, housing issues, debt, employment concerns, consumer advice etc. The Money Advice Officer exists to give advice on financial affairs, such as investment and pensions. Consultations are available at the Golspie Office, outreach clinics in Helmsdale, Brora, Dornoch and Bonar Bridge, or by telephone. Contact the the Golspie Office if you require any assistance.

Golspie Office: Station Road, Golspie, KW10 6SN
Tel: 01408 633000

Voluntary Groups-East Sutherland
Alba, Main Street, Golspie, KW10 6RP
Tel: 01408 633001 

Bradbury Centre

The Bradbury Centre, Bonar Bridge, is a well-being centre for the elderly in East Sutherland, open for activities and lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Engaging activity provides balance and mobility exercises and other activities such as craft and games. Transport is provided to the centre which also provides a Dial-a-Bus Service and scheduled services to Alness and Tain. For further information please visit their website.
Manager - Lorraine Askew
The Bradbury Centre
Tel: 01863 766722

Health and Well Being Hub,Brora

The hub opens in Brora on Monday to Friday from 10am to 3.00pm.

It is run by Engaging with Activity and transport is supplied . Activities including Otago, Musical entertainment, Arts & Crafts, Cooking Workshop, Gardening, Walking  and Lunch are features of the hub.

Tel:  07593546722      Email: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Helmsdale Hub -  Dementia Friendly Communities CIC - Contact Steve Henderson. Project Officer. at

Community Centre, Dunrobin Street, Helmsdale. KW8 6JA

Tel: 01431 821655.

Also run "Bridge over Troubed Waters" which gives support at £15 per hour accessed through SDS

Activities are held at the Helmsdale Hub 11am to 2pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. All are welcome.

Learning Centres

A wide range of vocational and leisure classes are provided by the two learning centres in the area. Both centres provide creative and practical opportunities as well as Work Club giving support and guidance on employment issues. For details contact:

Brora Community Learning Centre
Tel: 01408 622707  Manager:  Trish Matthews

Lairg & District Learning Centre
Tel: 01549 402050

Leisure Classes and Activities

Details of leisure classes, activities, events and facilities at village halls may be found as follows:

BADAG - Brora and District Action Group

Dornoch Social Club

Lairg Community Cenre

Ardgay Public Hall

Golspie Community Centre

Kyle of Sutherland Development Group - Helen Houston


Other Useful Contacts

Health Centres
Brora Health Centre 01408 621320
Bonar Bridge Heath Centre 01863 766379
Dornoch Health Centre 01862 810213
Golspie Health Centre 01408 633444
Helmsdale Health Centre 01431 821225
Lairg Health Centre 01549 402007

Lawson Hospital, Golspie 01408 633157
Migdale Hospital, Bonar Bridge 01863 766211
Ross Memorial Hospital, Dingwall 01349 863313
Caithness General Hospital, Wick 01955 605050
Raigmore Hospital, Inverness 01463 704000
NHS Out of hours 08454 24 24

Ward visiting times:

Lawson Hospital visiting times   2pm - 4.30pm and 6pm to 8pm

Migdale Hospital ward visiting times are 2.30pm to 4.30pm and 6pm to 8.30pm.

Caithness General Hospital   times are 2.30pm to 4.30pm and 6.30pm to 8pm

Raigmore Hospital visiting times are 2.30pm to 4.30pm and 6.30pm to 8.30pm



Lawson Hospital no longer have a dental service.

Lairg Surgery have weekly visits from dentists.  For an appointment call   01549 402543. 

Helmsdale Surgery have visits  - separate number to call for appointment is 01431 821125


Alzheimer Scotland
0808 8083000

Advocacy Highland

Age Scotland –  Silver Line Scotland. For information, advice and friendship, all day, every day. 0800 4 70 80 90

Alcohol & Addictions (Ross-shire & Sutherland)
Tain 01862 894097

Autism Initiatives

Tel: 0131 551 7260

Highlands & Islands Autism Society

Tel: 01463 241 469

Ardgay & District Community Council

Brora Village Hub

British Red Cross
Unit 8, Golspie Business Park.   Charles Minall 01408 635000

Carers Direct Helpline
0300 123 1053

CASWA (Caithness & Sutherland Womens Aid)

Tel: 01408 633966

Chess- Cosy Homes East Sutherland Scheme

Have a winter hardship fund for 2016/17

email:  tel; 01863 760050

Connecting Carers,

Glen Orrin, High Street, Dingwall
IV15 9TF Carers Support Line 01463 723560

Connecting Young Carers

01463 723562

Citizens Advice Bureau CAB
Station Rd, Golspie 01408 633000

Alba, Main Street, Golspie 01408 633098

Cruse Bereavement Counselling Service
08456 002227

DADCA – Dornoch and District Community Assoc

Dornoch Firth Group
Heather Gordon

East & Central Sutherland Community Care Forum

Engaging with Activity
Kath Hunter & Esther Brown

Hearing & Sight Care
01955 606170

Highland Hospice
Ness House, 1 Bishops Road
Inverness. IV3 5SB

Telephone: 01463 243132

Highland Scottish Health Council

Helmsdale Hub

Kyle of Sutherland Development Group
Helen Houston

Seaforth House Resource Centre
Main Street, Golspie 01408 633730

Social Work Services
Drummuie, Golspie 01408 635360

Support in Mind
Gate House, Lawson Hospital, Golspie 01408 633206

Sutherland Access Panel
Andy Dawson -

TYKES (Young Carers)
Duke Street, Golspie 01408 633017

Voluntary Groups East Sutherland VG-ES
Alba, Main Street, Golspie
Tel 01408 633001

 Local Registrars of Births, Marriages & Deaths

 Dornoch - Highland Council Service Point        01862 810594   

 Tain       - Highland Council Service Point        01349 886606

 Golspie  - Highland Council Service Point         01408 635218



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