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Dunnet & Canisbay

Community Council

We are here to represent the views of the communities we serve, and to do that effectively, we need to know what you think about matters of local concern.  Please see the Contact page for details of the Community Council members and how to contact them

Or  e-mail : - dandccommunitycouncil@gmail.com


We have been informed that due to the Covid-19 situation the

Highland Council car parks at Dunnet Head, the Seadrift Centre and Duncansby Head have been closed until further notice.

The message states:

The Highland Council is clear that it is not blocking access rights to the countryside and is within its rights to close car parks that the council owns as this will help to discourage travel and save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The current advice is:

One outing for exercise per day - walk, run or cycle, alone or with members of your household.
Stay local and use open spaces near to your home where possible - do not travel unnecessarily.
Keep your distance – try to stay 2m away from other people when out and about and pass quickly but do call a friendly greeting or give a wave.
Avoid contact - take hygiene precautions when you are outside and wash your hands as soon as you are back indoors.
Dogs need to be kept on a lead or under close control, do not let them approach others and as always pick up and remove all waste.

This Easter – #stayhomesavelives



Responding to Highland Council advice, all face to face meetings of the Community Council are suspended. 


Dunnet & Canisbay Community Council can still contact us via.




DUNNET & CANISBAY COMMUNITY COUNCIL and JOHN O'GROATS DEVELOPMENT TRUST is working with local businesses, the Highland Council and other agencies in order to provide help and support to our most vulnerable people but also general support to the whole community as far as possible.
We recognise that these can be worrying times and it is very important that we can support each other and our wider community. To this end we are putting into place the following: -

A single point of contact for anyone who needs help in any way, be it supplies, medicine or other issues.

A supply network for food and essentials which can be delivered and left on doorstep (if necessary), those items would need to be paid for via card payments to the businesses involved prior to delivery.

A network of volunteers who can deliver supplies to people who are unable to collect them.

In order to make this work we need volunteers. We have a core number of people but we need more so that we can lighten the load. Please get in touch if you can offer help.
If can offer help or if you need help then the single point of contact is: -

Phone: 0300 303 1362
E-mail: info@jogdt.org
Private Message us on John O'Groats Development Trust Facebook page.

We will shortly publicise the things we have managed to put into place and how it will work. To do this we will use social media, e-mail (where we have them) local webpages and word of mouth. Even if you cannot help in any other way, then please tell people about what we are planning and how they can get help if they need it.


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