What to "See and Do"
in the Dingwall Area

Leisure Centre Puffin Pool History Churches
Dingwall Canal Sir Hector MacDonald The Ferry Point MS Society

Unofficial Ross County 
Football Sites

The Jail Ender

Lorsports Home Page

Castle Doocot Dingwall Museum Walks
Archaeology of the Area Dingwall Medical Group Shopmobility

A Ross and Cromarty
Heritage Society Project

Clan Mackenzie Information

The Highland
Traditional Music Festival

Shopmobility Dingwall - Nicol's Court.  IV15 9SW, Tel: 01349 866040

Mon to Fri 10am - 4pm

Shopmobility is a service providing electric scooters, powered chairs and manual chairs for people with limited mobility, long or short term, or visual/hearing impairment.  Shopmobility provides access to shops and other facilities in Inverness, Dingwall and Fort-William.  Other advantages of shopmobility:
  • You can even be provided with an escort if required.
  • Free Parking outside our units, for registered users when using our equipment.

Booking in advance us advisable if:

  • You want to make sure a suitable chair is available
  • You need an escort to accompany you
  • You require parking at Shopmobility Units

Shopmobility Highland Bus Service

The mini-bus is a door to door service providing easy access to either Inverness or Dingwall for registered users.  For more information about the bus service, telephone: Dingwall 01346 866040

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The ShopMobility Centre
Level 2 Car Park
(near the lifts)
Eastgate II Shopping Centre
Inverness IV2 3PB.

Opening hours:
Monday to Saturday, 9.30am - 5pm.

Website  www.shopmobility.biz

E-mail: shopmo@btopenworld.com
also: mail@shopmobility.biz
Tel: (01463) 717624


How to Join Shopmobility

Call into any Shopmobility office.  There you will be met by someone who will register you, acquaint you with the chair of your choice and organise, if necessary, an escort.

Registering means completing a simple form and providing some proof of identification.  You will then be given your own User Number Card.

MS Society in Dingwall

The Ross-shire branch of the MS Society has an informal group meeting every two months in the Church of Scotland Hall in Evanton, with speakers, group therapy, advice, fundraising, home visits arranged and much more.  It is a chance for sufferers of MS to come along, find help and advice for any problems they may have, join in a bit of group therapy and generally find out what is happening which could help them.

The group is always looking for volunteers to help out and if you are interested please contact one the people listed below:

Chairperson:  Gill Macwhirter - 01463 870548

Secretary:  Mina MacDougall - 01349 863011

A little bit about the history of Dingwall

First of all, the name "Dingwall" comes from the Viking word "Thing Võllr" which means meeting field.  The town was granted a Royal Charter in 1226 by King Alexander II and remains a Royal Burgh to this day.  The town itself still retains much of its character and walking along the pedestrian precinct you can still see the small alleys and a lot of the old buildings.  In particular, the museum and tolbooth, from the 1730's.

Dingwall is the County Town and a market town serving a large area which extends to the west coast.  Walking down through the town you will find it a busy, thriving centre of the local population.

The "Doocot", a folly built in 1825 using stones from the old castle.The original castle is ruined with little left to see of the original structure.  A wooden panel from the original castle is on display in the museum and there is a folly known as the "Doocot" which appeared in 1825 and was build using stones from the old caste.

Tulloch castle still has parts of the original, built in 1166.  This is now used as a hotel.

Take a walk along the side of the canal. A beauty spot at the head of the canal. Picnic area with car park.
The Ferry Point - Dingwall Canal

Dingwall has the northernmost canal in Britain.  It was designed by Thomas Telford in 1817.  Once the railway arrived the canal fell into disuse and is now the focus of plans by a local group to restore it.  

The Ferry Point is a local picnic area and very pretty - it is set at the end of the canal and you can walk along the side of the canal for some distance.

Trees in blossom alongside the Dingwall Canal. The tranquil beauty of Dingwall Canal. The small harbour at the end of the canal.
Walks around Dingwall

There are many beautiful walks around the Dingwall area and you can find out about them at the railway station - there is a large information board detailing the length, difficulty and route for each walk.