DCDC has ambitious dreams. Our priorities revolve around developing the High Street and town centre, events and the environment. We also prioritise our heritage, promotion of Dingwall and community spirit. The following projects are our current focus, with several more in the pipeline. We welcome suggestions at any time from the membership for new initiatives which would benefit the Dingwall community and fit with the company's range of charitable objectives.
Dingwall Heritage Trail - opens 10am, Saturday 25th March 2023!
Meet at 10am, Saturday 25th March outside the old Post Office building, 40 High Street, when the trail map and Vidar Viking will be unveiled by the Lord-Lieutenant of Ross and Cromarty. Then join us for a guided walk around the Trail, which takes about 30 minutes, followed by coffee at the National Hotel.
Our first main project, to develop Dingwall Heritage Trail, is about to become a reality. A series of information boards at key historical sites around the town, linked into a fully accessible pedestrian trail using existing roads and footpaths, have been designed, produced and are currently being installed. After a lot of volunteer effort, the Trail will launch 25th March 2023. We are delighted to have got this one in the ground!
Funding for the Trail has come from local organisations and businesses, and we look forward to continued community involvement and support as the trail and events around it develop.
Once launched, there will be lots more Trail information and resources on this website, so that both locals and visitors can make the most of it.
Town House and Hall Redevelopment
We continue to believe that the single most effective means of rejuvenating the High Street would be to undertake a major redevelopment of the Town Hall/Town House/Museum complex, with the main entrance reopened on to the High Street itself. This would obviously be a long-term and highly expensive project, so in the meantime we are monitoring with interest the potential impact of other developments in these buildings, such as the work on the roof that Highland Council is currently doing, and the opening of the Newton Room which aims to encourage young people to take up science, technology and engineering careers.