PR Grant Awards 2019-R1 Published on 11th March 2019

1st Thurso Scout Group was awarded £6,500 towards refurbishing the rear hall interior floor structure of the 1st Thurso Scout Group hall situated at Thurso Riverside. The old hall floor will be replaced with a new concrete floor to eliminate potential damp ingress and reduce ongoing maintenance. The works will also include a waterproof membrane and insulation layer and will be finished with new vinyl flooring and skirtings to provide a welcoming and practical space. The refurbishment will maximise the hall’s potential for use and provide a long-term infrastructure improvement to the valued youth facility that will help to ensure the hall remains a sustainable option for the future.

Armadale Village Hall Committee was awarded £30,000 towards the construction of a new village hall at Armadale to create a new energy efficient community building with improved car park access and facilities. The new community building will serve as a hub for the community and will include new facilities to also encourage passing tourists and motorhomes to stop and visit. The car park facilities will be equipped with a new drainage system and chemical toilet dispersal for tourists as well as information boards with local points of interest and a historic overview of the crofting community.

The CNSFund is funded by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and distributes money to community organisations for projects that will increase the attractiveness of Caithness and north Sutherland as a place to live, work and invest. The Fund has a particular emphasis on achieving environment, social, culture and infrastructure improvements. Applications are assessed on a quarterly basis and information on how to apply can be found at or by contacting the Fund Coordinator David Shearer on Tel: 07841 204 982.