Community Assets

The Post Office

Bonar Bridge’s Post Office and adjoining house was purchased by the Trust in May 2014.  This opportunity enabled the community of the Kyle of Sutherland to secure the Post Office as a stand-alone service in its current location at a time when the trend was for post office branches across Sutherland to close and be relocated into other shops such as newsagents and chemists.

Community consultation was overwhelming in its support for the Post Office remaining in its location on the Lairg Road as one of the key services in the village. This has retained two jobs (with four additional postal delivery jobs being retained in the area). This also provides a cashpoint for the village.

The Barn

As a result of the Ardgay Regeneration Project, the Trust now owns and manages The Barn (Business Centre) and Drovers Square in the village of Ardgay.

The Barn is the HQ for the Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust team. It also provides office space for several other businesses including: Business Gateway, Hair at the Barn, CH Architecture, Highland Wireless, and Oberlanders Architects.

The Barn provides the tenants with a communal kitchen and accessible meeting room. Members of the public can come to The Barn to utilise the office services, e.g. printing and copying for a small fee. We also have ‘hot desk’ facilities. Please contact us to check availability.

There are interpretation boards with information about the local area, and there is also an Electric car charging point.