About Skye and Lochalsh CVO

Supporting and developing sustainable third sector groups and services
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




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. 

Dr Di Van Ruitenbeck

Di joined SLCVO's board in November 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

Governing Documents and Reports
Memorandum and Articles of Association
SLCVO Privacy Notice

Skye and Lochalsh Council for Voluntary organisations are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Policy explains how, when and why we collect personal information during the course of providing services to you and how we keep it secure. More

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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