Most older people want to live at home for as long as they possibly can and, for many of us, with a little support that should be perfectly feasible. We believe statutory services are important – particularly for practical issues such as adaptations to your home or help with cleaning and cooking. But we also feel communities can take the initiative and help themselves and their neighbours and friends.

One of the single biggest issues for older people is social isolation and our aim is to find ways to develop social networks which help people live happily at home for as long as they wish.

What we’ve achieved so far

  • weekly Lunch Club with entertainment
  • monthly Teas in Kilmorack and Kirkhill
  • transport scheme for those who have difficulty attending events
  • mini-bus with wheelchair access which has been gifted by the Highland Cross
  • walking group which will help keep people mobile
  • Men’s Shed in the village – a community version of a space for men.
  • Beauly Cares Community Garden

What else will we do

  • continue to explore opportunities for the establishment of a Day Centre
  • work with other organisations to provide support and events for carers and people with dementia who face particular challenges.

We are committed to doing what we can to help people stay where they want to be – in their local community.


If you would like to become a member, either to register support for the project or to get involved, please complete this form and return it to Beauly Cares c/o Calders Cottage, Windhill, Beauly, IV4 7AS. Alternatively, you could hand the form to one of the Trustees.

Charity Trustees

George Borland (Chair)
Frances MacKenzie
Colleen MacIntosh
Andrew Ritchie
Audrey Stephenson
James Stewart
Zane Wright

Charitable Status

The Beauly & District Care Project was registered as a SCIO (Scottish Incorporated Charitable Organisation) in April 2013 – number SC043906.

Our constitution, as agreed by OSCR (Office of the Scottish Charities Regulator), states that our Charitable Purposes are:

  1. To reduce social isolation and improve the quality of life, health and well-being and independence of people in need by reason of age, ill-health or disability
  2. To provide recreational facilities or organise recreational activities with the object of furthering the first objective.

The organisation consists of MEMBERS, and between 3 and 10 TRUSTEES who are responsible for running the Charity according to OSCR regulations and the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland ) Act 2005.