Tain & District Development Trust are committed to investing in our local community. Our team works across various projects and initiatives, in consultation with our community- and collaborating with a variety of different organisations to provide support and assistance. However due to COVID-19, some of our operations have been adapted or adjusted. You can read more about our current activity below:


We developed an on-line market place to support local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Feedback from local market events stated that consumers prefer to purchase goods from local businesses. With this platform, you can either buy a voucher or purchase products via our on-line market place. Click the link below to find out more:

Meals On Wheels

Our initiative with Greens Restaurant has been successful in providing much needed support to those who are isolated and vulnerable. With the support of our volunteers we are now delivering to 185 people across Tain, Edderton, Inver, Newton, Geanies and Portmahomack. If you are interested in assisting the Hub and can spare a few hours a week, email us on:

Activity Packs

Members of the Trust worked tirelessly to create and dispatch almost 1000 activity packs for primary and nursery school children in our community aged 3 and up to P7. [Thanks for the support from Tain ASG, Stepping Stones and Ankerville Nurseries]. If you interested in becoming involved- click the link below to contact our team:


Community Outreach

Our team works across various projects and initiatives, collaborating with a variety of different organisations to provide support and assistance. Tain & District Development Trust is committed to investing in our local community. Listed below, you can read more about our wider community projects:

Tain Picture House

The restoration of Tain Picture House is one of the priorities highlighted through our community engagement events- to develop the site into a unique creative arts venue that will support the arts in each genre. In partnership with Tain Civic Trust and Tain Heritage Trust, we have been working together to secure funding towards restoring the building back to its former glory into the heart of the community.


Preserving our ancestral heritage and promotion, tourism is fundamentally key to the sustainability of our community. Our focus is centred around collaborating with local organisations and groups to develop initiatives to promote our area. These include improved signage, and identifying key areas of interest to visitors. By bringing everyone together- we can build our community as a unique tourist destination.

Business Development

The Community Enterprise Hub opened in May 2019, with funding from Highlands & Islands Enterprise, Cooperative, Beinn Taursainn Fund, North Highland Initiative, and the SSE Beatrice Wind Farm Fund. We provide much needed conferencing facilities, work space and personal support for groups, business and individuals within the district. We will facilitate interaction including regular meetings, where we can deliver talks and training workshops.

Community Market

This initiative was designed to: raise awareness of our area, bring our community together, and to promote local businesses. As an organisation, we are committed to local development and providing opportunities for vendors to promote their products. As a result, our community is provided with locally sourced goods. Bringing investment into our area is crucial for sustainability, and our markets create a positive impact on our community.

You can help us make a change for the better. To find out how you can help- click the button below to contact our team:




01862 857185


18 - 20 Stafford Street, Tain, IV19 1AZ

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