Dornoch Heritage Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation


Registered Charity No: SC008747


Charity Trustees:  
John Barnes OBE
Jerry Bishop
Tony Rundle
Elizabeth Oakes
Highland Council
Cllr Jim McGillivray


Secretary to the Board of Trustees, DH SCIO
Historylinks Museum
The Meadows
Sutherland, IV25 3SF

Telephone: 01862 811275


Following consent by the Office of the Scottish Charities Regulator (OSCR) on 2 November 2011 to the proposed new Dornoch Heritage SCIO, at the Dornoch Heritage Society AGM held on 10 November, 2011 resolutions were passed to dissolve the Dornoch Heritage Society Trust (Historylinks) and the Dornoch Heritage Society, with transfer of all assets, liabilities and understandings to the DH SCIO.

There was a further AGM resolution accepting the DH SCIO constitution and thereby the incorporation of the Dornoch Heritage Society and Historylinks Museum as SCIO sub committees.

Following this formal AGM acceptance, stage 2 application to OSCR led to the Dornoch Heritage SCIO being entered in the Scottish Charity Register on 22 November 2011.


The purposes of the DH SCIO, in keeping with the Charities Act 2005, are at Clause 4 of the Constitution:

  • 4.1 The advancement of education;
  • 4.2 The advancement of heritage and culture;


Under clause 95 of the DH SCIO Constitution, the Board delegates powers to two sub-committees, to pursue the purposes contained in clauses 104 and 105 (see respective sub committee pages), including the maintenance of their own bank accounts:-

  • 95.1 Dornoch Heritage Society
  • 95.2 Historylinks Museum



  • Charity Trustees 6 Max 3 Min Quorum 3
  • Appointed Trustee(s): Highland Council nomination / specialist(s)
  • 1 x Trustee retires at each AGM but may be re-elected

Sub Committees

  • Dornoch Heritage Society
  • Historylinks Museum
  • Members 8 Max 4 Min Quorum 3
  • At least one member a Charity Trustee who can only serve on one sub committee
  • All members retire at each AGM but may be re-elected


To read the complete constitution click here

Minutes of DH SCIO Board Meetings

In keeping with Clause 40 of the Constitution of Dornoch Heritage Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (DH SCIO), minutes of DH SCIO Board Meetings are available on this website.

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Historylinks Museum, The Meadows, Dornoch, Sutherland IV25 3SF

Dornoch Heritage SCIO Registered Charity No SC008747