About Skye and Lochalsh CVO

Supporting and developing sustainable third sector groups and services

Aims and Objectives

  • To support third sector organisations and communities in their set-up and development

  • To activity encourage and extend volunteering in third sector and community activities

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

  • To be a point of information and intelligence about local third sector organisations and the landscape in which they operate

  • To promote the sharing of knowledge and best practice among third sector organisations and statutory bodies, understanding how the contribute to local outcomes and national strategies 




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

Charitable Purposes

Staff and Trustees

Jo-Anne Ford

Cheif Officer 


Jo's primary role is the management and development Skye and Lochalsh CVO. She has been with the charity for nine years and has an extensive knowledge of the local third sector landscape. She supports groups in their operational and strategic development as well as risk management and crisis support Jo.Ford@slcvo.org.uk

Peter Urquhart Chair

Peter joined SLCVO's board in September 1997. 

John Gordon

John joined SLCVO's board in July 2017

Samantha-Jo McArthur

Community Development Officer


Sammy-Jo has worked for SLCVO for six years during which time she has gained a Diploma in Community Development from Dundee University. She supports groups in all aspects of their set-up and running and specialises in volunteer management and development.


Clive Pearson Vice Chair

Clive joined SLCVO's board in November 2006.

Gordon Higgins 

Gordon joined SLCVO's board in April 2016

Claire Nairn

Community Development Administrator


Claire has been with SLCVO since November 2018. She joined the team to cover maternity leave however, became a permanent member of staff in August 2019 and is now the Skye and Lochalsh Befrienders Co-Ordinator as well as SLCVO's financial and office administrator. info@slcvo.org.uk

Jryna Batters Treasurer

Jryna joined SLCVO's board in December 2017

Julie Mace

Julie joined SLCVO's board in January 2020

Jim Towers

Jim joined SLCVO's board in April 2014

Dr Di Van Ruitenbeck

Di joined SLCVO's board in November 2017

Governing Documents and Policies

Memorandum and Articles of Association
Privacy Notice
Contact info@slcvo.org.uk for other policies

Skye & Lochalsh Council for Voluntary Organisations 

A Charity Registered in Scotland SC0177372 and Company Limited by Guarantee SC013885

Tigh Lisigarry, Bridge Road, Portree, Isle of Skye. IV51 9ER

T:01478 612921 E:info@slcvo.org.uk

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