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
- You can even be
provided with an escort if required.
- Free Parking
outside our units, for registered users when using our
Booking in advance us
- You want to make
sure a suitable chair is available
- You need an
escort to accompany you
- You require
parking at Shopmobility Units
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
The ShopMobility Centre
Level 2 Car Park
(near the lifts)
Eastgate II Shopping Centre
Inverness IV2 3PB.
Monday to Saturday, 9.30am - 5pm.
Tel: (01463) 717624
to Join Shopmobility
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.
means completing a simple form and providing some proof of
identification. You will then be given your own User Number
Society in Dingwall
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:
Gill Macwhirter - 01463 870548
Mina MacDougall - 01349 863011
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.
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.
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
castle still has parts of the original, built in 1166. This is
now used as a hotel.
Ferry Point - Dingwall Canal
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
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
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.