Highland Environmental Organisations

Highland Environmental Organisations

We are gathering information about all of the businesses, groups and organisations in Sutherland and nearby who are working on improving the environment or improving our predicament with regards to global warming.

This may be the main area of work or only one aspect. This is not just a directory listing though. Here we are aiming to build a collaborative network where we all help each other achieve our goals of helping the planet.

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The Organisations are listed in alphabetical order.

Assynt Development Trust

Our environmental/climate work began when we hosted a Climate Conversation as part of the Scottish Government’s consultation regarding climate change. Since then, some of the group have reached out to other groups, such as Planet Sutherland, to share information and gather advice. We are particularly keen tackle the problem of marine litter and hope to work with Lochinver Harbour ( and Highland Harbours) to bring about positive change. Lochinver Harbour is a Kimo harbour and is involved in the ‘Fishing For Litter’ innovation. We hope to help reduce the amount of waste materials ending up in the sea and increase the level of sorting and recycling of waste when it is landed at Lochinver.
We are also working towards supporting our community to make their homes and lifestyles more energy efficient and sustainable.

Green Hive (Nairn River Enterprise)

Promoting Growing Food, Encouraging Recycling (and reuse etc), Environmental Education, Trees & Wildlife planting

Helmsdale Kitchen Garden

Helmsdale Kitchen Garden is about helping to stimulate and encourage horticulture in allotments and gardens, encouraging everyone to become involved in gardening, and growing fruit and veg. We have a community orchard and allotments and encourage involvement through various means including promoting health benefits and providing exercise trails and art installations. https://www.facebook.com/HelmsdaleKitchenGarden/

(The) Hirsel, Ardgay

Our traditional farm raises and markets livestock and crops, all being carried out as near to organically as possible (all the practices, none of the paperwork!). We are using many techniques that are now called ‘regenerative’ farming – proactively contributing to the environment. In 2021, we plan to begin inviting the public to the farm, to share our journey through educational and cultural activities.

Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust

We are a local charitable trust that has been serving the communities of Ardgay and District and Creich since 2011. The Trust area covers 680 square miles, with a population of 1,700.

The area has been identified as fragile and disadvantaged due to lack of well-paid employment opportunities, an ageing population, limited transport networks, and poor housing stock. Over 60% of households in the area have been identified as being fuel poor and/or living in poverty. KoSDT strive to increase the economic, environmental, and social health of the community to ensure that the area has increased resilience in the future.


Kyle of Sutherland Growing Group

We are a friendly welcoming group with monthly meetings in Invershin Hall. We discuss gardening topics and swap and share plants, seeds and books. We also work in Gledfield School on Friday afternoons developing the school gardens and helping the children learn about growing food, trees and plants.
Kyle of Sutherland Growing Group on Facebook.

Lairg and District Learning Centre

We offer learning and development opportunities related to food waste, food growing, recycling and waste reduction through classes, workshops groups and events.

MOO Food

At MOO Food we work with our local community and partners to create platforms for sharing surplus food and we have an edible village with food growing for 12 months of the year for everyone to help themselves to whilst increasing local biodiveristy and deliver community education programmes on grow your own, composting, cooking and climate change.


IT reuse and recycling. Free collections and recycling of computer hardware and data sanitation / destruction. Affordable sales of IT and Kind Donations of IT to the community. Mission Statement – “To bring the digital world within reach of all, while protecting the environment and supporting communities”. Based in Forres, coving the north of Scotland.

Transition Black Isle

We help communities thrive in the face of Climate Change, running community markets, supporting local food and drink producers and helping people grow more food. We also encourage non-car travel, support energy saving and promote reduction of single use plastics  – and much more.  We aim to encourage us all to work together to help us thrive despite whatever climate change and the end of fossil fuels throws our way.

Woodland Trust Scotland – Ledmore and Migdale Wood

Largest woodland charity in the UK.  Work at Ledmore and Migdale protecting, restoring, and creating a woodland landscape through sensitive management of the site. Where possible, involving and engaging with schools, communities and volunteers.