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About Skye and Lochalsh CVO

Skye and Lochalsh Council for Voluntary Organisations (SLCVO) is a community development organisation dedicated to supporting the social, health and community wellbeing of Skye and Lochalsh.

We provide support services to communities and groups, enhancing third sector capacity and collaboration.


Aims and Objectives

  • To provide support and guidance to third sector organisations and community groups in their set-up, development and volunteering best practice.

  • To activity encourage and support volunteering in Skye and Lochalsh.

  • To be a point of information and intelligence about third sector organisations in Skye, and Lochalsh and how how they contribute to local outcomes and national strategies.

  • To build third sector influence and participation in community planning and the development of policy and legislation.

  • To support the sharing of knowledge and co-production between third sector organisations and statutory bodies.  

  • To work in collaboration with the third, public and private sector to meet the needs of communities.

  • To support the health, safety and well-being of SLCVO staff and volunteers.

Charitable Purposes

The advancement of citizenship and community development within Highland including:

  • The promotion of civic responsibility, volunteering, the voluntary sector or the effectiveness of efficiency of charities

  • Rural and urban development and regeneration

  • Such other similar charitable purposes and the company from time to time determines

Principal Office

Tigh Lisigarry
Bridge Road
Isle Of Skye

IV51 9ER

Staff and Trustees

  • Jo-Anne Ford, Chief Officer -

  • Samantha-Jo McArthur, Befrienders Co-ordinator -

  • Peter Urquhart, Chair - September 1997

  • Clive Pearson, Vice Chair - November 2006.

  • Jryna Batters, Treasurer - December 2017

  • Dr Di Van Ruitenbeck - November 2017

  • Gordon Higgins  - April 2016

  • Julie Mace - Julie joined in January 2020

  • Councillor Calum Munro -December 2020

  • Siobhan Barker -November 2021

  • David O' Donnell - November 2021

Contact for more information

​SLCVO members are a vital part of the governance and accountability of our organisation. As a member you will receive discounts to SLCVO events, regular member updates and opportunities to influence the development of third sector support in Skye and Lochalsh.  Apply here

Governing Documents and Reports

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