Dornoch Heritage Scottish Charitable Incorportated Organisation


The Dornoch Heritage SCIO is a lively social group with over 150 members; men and women of all ages who care about the past and the future of the Dornoch area.

The principal aims are to preserve the character, history and traditions of the Parish of Dornoch; and to promote and maintain public interest and participation in such matters.

People have lived in this area for over 6000 years. From Bronze Age hut circles to the Dornoch Light Railway, our members have been involved in unearthing evidence of their activities. Members are continually researching the events of the area and discovering more about its fascinating past.

New members are welcome.

Benefits include:

  • monthly talks by experts during the darker half of the year
  • a newsletter about forthcoming matters of interest
  • and free admission to Historylinks Museum

You will also be able to take part in:

  • Summer excursions
  • The Society’s ‘Taste of Burns’ take on the traditional January supper


Membership of the Dornoch Heritage SCIO costs £10 per year or £20 for a couple. The annual membership subscription shall be determined by the members at the Annual General Meeting.

A membership application form, with completed Standing Order or cheque, may be posted to the Historylinks Museum or left at the reception desk.

DH SCIO - Membership Form

The role of Dornoch Heritage Society within Dornoch Heritage SCIO

Dornoch Heritage Society is a sub-committee of Dornoch Heritage Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (DHSCIO) since 10 November 2011. Its duties are to provide talks and other social events for members and non-members and to raise funds to help DHSCIO projects and support the work of Historylinks Museum. Under delegated powers Dornoch Heritage Society maintains a register of all members and collects subscriptions on behalf of the Board of Dornoch Heritage SCIO.

Qualifications for membership

"Clause11: Membership is open to any individual aged 16 or over who is interested in furthering the aims and activities of the organisation, and who has paid a valid annual subscription."

Application for membership

Clause 13: “Any person who wishes to become a member must submit a written and signed application for membership, together with a remittance to meet the annual subscription."

Clause 14: “The Board may, at its discretion, refuse to admit any person to membership, in which case the Board shall return, to the applicant, the remittance lodged by him/her under clause 13."

To read the complete constitution click here.

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

Dornoch Heritage SCIO Registered Charity No SC008747