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About Skye and Lochalsh CVO

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, Lochalsh and Wester Ross

  • To be a point of information and intelligence about third sector organisations in Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross 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

Become a Member

SLCVO Membership is free!

Members of SLCVO are made up of Third Sector organisations and individuals across Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross 

​We value our members as a vital part of the governance and accountability of our organisation. As a member you will receive discounts to SLCVO events, regular newsletters and opportunities to engage with the development of the Third Sector in Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross. 

Please email if you have any questions or would like an application form.


Staff and Trustees

  • Jo-Anne Ford, Chief Officer -

  • Samantha-Jo McArthur, Community Development Officer and Befrienders Co-ordinator -

  • Peter Urquhart, Chair - Peter joined SLCVO's board in September 1997

  • Clive Pearson, Vice Chair - Clive joined SLCVO's board in November 2006.

  • Jryna Batters, Treasurer - Jryna joined SLCVO's board in December 2017

  • Dr Di Van Ruitenbeck - Di joined SLCVO's board in November 2017

  • Gordon Higgins  Gordon joined SLCVO's board in April 2016

  • Julie Mace - Julie joined SLCVO's board in January 2020

  • Councillor Calum Munro - Calum joined SLCVO's board in December 2020

  • Siobhan Barker - Siobhan joined SLCVO's board in November 2021 -

Governing Documents and Reports

Contact for other policies and more information

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