Advice ~ Art, Drama & Performing Groups ~ Business Groups ~ Charity Shops & Services ~ Chest, Heart & Stroke ~ Clubs ~ Community Groups & Organisations ~ Community Hall Group ~ Gaelic Nursery ~ Guides & Brownies ~ Health ~ History & Heritage ~ Parish Church Guild ~ Parkinson's Support Group ~ Pipe Band ~ Pre-school ~ Ringing Group ~ School Parent Councils ~ Scouts, Cubs & Beavers ~ Sports & Sports Services ~ Support Groups ~ Volunteering ~ Youth Groups & Facilities


Ross and Cromarty Citizens Advice Bureau
Balallan, 4 Novar Road, Alness, IV17 0PQ
Tel: +44 (0)1349 883333
Fax: +44 (0)1349 884126

Free, confidential generalist advice service.
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Art, Drama & Performing Groups

Garrick Singers
An Teallach, Scotsburn Road, Kildary, IV18 0NJ
Tel: +44 (0)1862 842311

Garrick Singers meet every Thursday evening between September and March. Ages range from 3rd Year Tain Royal Academy to 70+. All interested in music and performances on and off stage are welcome.
Gizzen Briggs
Tel: +44 (0)1862 892121

School based traditional music group, fiddlers, accordions, whistlers, singers, dancers - it's all here!
Tain Choral Group
Tain, Tel: +44 (0)1862 851315

Choral singing, wide range of traditional and popular music. Meets Tain Royal Academy weekly on Monday evenings, September to May.
Tain Pantomime Group
Tel: 01862 842311

The group produce an annual Pantomime, with a cast of adults and children from Primary 7 upwards. Rehearsals begin in August, at The Duthac Centre, Tain and show week is early December each year.
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Business Groups

Tain and District Business Association
Tel: +44 (0)1862 892 521

Association formed to promote the interests of all the local businesses within the Tain and District Area. Membership open to any person or persons carrying on a business or trade, large or small within Tain and District Area. Meetings are as and when required.
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Charity Shops & Services

British Red Cross
Victoria Road, Tain, IV19 1AU
Tel: +44 (0)1862 893568

Charity shop, open 11am to 4pm on Mondays and 10am to 4pm on Fridays. Medical loan equipment available.
Highland Hospice
11 King Street, Tain, IV19 1AF
Tel: +44 (0)1862 894216

Charity shop, open Mon-Sat 10am until 4pm. Volunteers always welcome. All donations of goods gratefully received. All profits go to caring for highland people with incurable illness.
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Chest, Heart & Stroke

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland Mid Highland Volunteer Stroke Service
Arabella Cottage, Arabella Nigg Station, by Tain, IV19 1QJ

St Vincent Church Hall.
Tain group meets every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month.
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Easter Ross (Field) Archery Club
Click here to visit website

Club meets each Wednesday evening at the Tain Rifle and Pistol Club Range. Meetings start at 7pm and continue to around 9.30pm. Visit the club website for more information.
Tain & District Flower Club
Click here to visit website

Caters for all ages, abilities and interests, from those who are mainly looking for an evening out in a friendly atmosphere to those who are fairly serious flower arrangers of a competitive standard. There are 8 monthly meetings (omitting Jan, Feb, Jul, Aug) held on a Wednesday evening in Tain Parish Hall at 7.30pm.
Tain and District Field Club
3 Springfield, Morangie Road, Tain, IV19 1HR
Tel: +44 (0)1862 892302
Click here to visit website

TDFC is open to anyone interested in the natural history of the area. Meetings take place in Tain Parish Church Hall on the first Tuesday of each month, from September to March. Summer field trips are also organised.
Tain Bridge Club
Tel: +44 (0)1862 892465 (daytime)

+44 (0)1862 894312 (evening).
Wednesday evenings 7pm, October to March.
Tain Over-60's Club
Tel: +44 (0)1862 894909

Any citizens over 60 years of age, every 2nd Thursday afternoon, from October to April, in the Duthac Centre. Promotes activities, companionship and entertainment.
Tain Rifle and Pistol Club
Tel: +44 (0)1862 894144
Click here to visit website

Age range: 14 upwards.
Meeting times Monday and Friday evenings (winter) Sunday (winter and summer).
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Community Groups & Organisations

Tain Gala Association
Cuileann, Arthurville Gardens, Tain, Tel: +44 (0)1862 892886
Click here to visit website

Voluntary community group. Organises Tain Gala Week in Jun/Jul, bonfire & firework display in Nov, Christmas lights and fair in Nov/Dec and New Year Street Party in Dec. Organises a range of social activities throughout the year. Meets 1 or 2 times per month. New members, volunteers and fresh ideas always welcome.
Tain Task Force
Tel: +44 (0)1862 893475

Tain Task Force is a group of volunteers who look after the town's floral displays. Since 2008 the group have produced the town's hanging baskets themselves, growing the plants in the community polytunnel. The group are also involved in the care and maintenance of the Rose Garden, Wildlife Pond, public flower beds and the railway station.
Volunteers are always welcome.
Taste of Tain
16 Knockbreck Road, Tain, IV19 1LX
Tel: 01862 892047
Click here to visit website

Taste of Tain was set up to showcase, through events, local businesses, the wealth of local produce/products, talented artists, musicians and award winning chefs. Regular meetings held and any offers of help are welcomed.
The Rotary Club of Tain and District
Meet at Morangie House Hotel, Morangie Road, Tain, Tel: 01862 871877

The group meet each Thursday at 6.30pm at the Morangie House Hotel.
The Tain Initiative
Tain Service Point, 24 High St, Tain, IV19 1AE
Tel: 01862 894278
Fax: 01862 894278

Voluntary community group who aim to promote regeneration of Tain through a range of social, economic and environmental development projects. New members, offers of help and new ideas always welcome.
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Community Hall Group

Duthac Centre
Shandwick Street, Tain, IV19 1BQ
Tel: +44 (0)1862 894422

Age range: All ages.
Halls available for different functions; bowls, dances, meetings etc. Centre available for bookings. Open every day (ex. Sunday).
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Gaelic Nursery

Craighill Gaelic Nursery
Craighill Primary School, Craighill Terrace, Tain, Tel: +44 (0)1862 892663

Age range: 3 to 4 year olds.
Nursery is open mornings (Mon-Fri).
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Guides & Brownies

1st Tain Guides
Karrob, Arthurville Garden, Tain, Tel: +44 (0)1862 892637
Click here to visit website

Age range: Guides 10-14 yrs.
Building friendships, home-maker skills, camping, games etc. Guides take place in Guide Hut, Gower Street, Tain. Every Thursday 7pm - 9pm.
2nd Tain Brownies
c/o 10 Culpleasant Avenue, Tain, Tel: 01862 893077

Games, crafts, exciting things to do for girls aged 7 - 10 years. Meetings once per week.
Ross-shire Guide Association
Click here to visit website

Age range: 5 to adults.
The Guide Association is a values based organisation where we encourage girls and young women to reach their full potential. Please call to find your nearest group. Weekly meetings.
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Highland Association for Older Health
Tel: 01862 892035

Macmillan Cancer Relief
9 Gordon Place, Fearn, Tain, IV20 1TD

Fundraising Committee for Nurses, Carers, Home grants etc. Meetings held monthly.
Ross-shire Health Protection Trust (Breast Disease Scanner)
6 Stafford Street, Tain, IV19
Tel: 01862 892035

Non invasive breast disease scanning by infra-red light. Free service for women of all age groups, by appointment. Quick, simple and painless.
Scottish Slimmers
11 Bon Accord Square, Aberdeen, AB11 6DJ
Tel: 0800 362636
Fax: +44 (0)1224 211847

Age range: Adults.
Motivating slimming classes which help you achieve safe, healthy weight loss. Over 20 years' experience, Scotland's leading slimming organisation. Meetings are held weekly in the Duthac Centre, Tain.
Tain Arthritis Support Group
Tel: +44 (0)1862 892583

Support for sufferers of arthritis to provide a monthly social (musical) meeting every second Monday in Parish Church hall for music and tea.
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History & Heritage

Tain & District Museum Trust
Tower Street, Tain, IV19 1DY
Tel: +44 (0)1862 894089
Click here to visit website

To preserve and make available to the public Tain's past.
Tain Heritage Trust
24 Tower Street, Tain, IV19 1DY
Tel: +44 (0)1862 892299

The Old Town Hall restoration project aims to restore the hall and reopen it as a Cinema, Theatre, Arts venue and general community resource. We are well on our way to saving the building but would welcome more offers of funding and voluntary help.
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Parish Church Guild

Church of Scotland, Tain Parish Church Guild - Women of the Congregation
7 Quebec Avenue, Tain, Tel: +44 (0)1862 892443

We meet fortnightly, October - March. Age range 40's to 80+. Activities:- Speakers, Musical Items, Discussion, Bible Studies.The guild invites and encourages women to express their faith in worship, prayer and action.
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Parkinson's Support Group

Easter Ross Parkinson's Support Group
Invergordon County Hospital, Invergordon, IV18 0JR
Tel: +44 (0)1862 871743

Support to Parkinson's sufferers and families. Monthly meeting 2nd Tues every month and outings.
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Pipe Band

The Royal Burgh of Tain Pipe Band
Tel: 01862 892964

The Pipe Band Play through the summer mainly on Tain High Street and also offer tuition in Chanter and Drumming at TRACC over the winter months.
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Tain Nursery
Craighill Primary School, Craighill Terrace, Tain, Tel: +44 (0)1862 892663

Age range: 4 year olds.
Open daily (Mon-Fri).
Tain Pre-school Playgroup
c/o Knockbreck School, Ankerville Street, Tain, Tel: +44 (0)1862 892735
Fax: +44(01862) 893465

We are a pre-school centre providing 2.5 hour sessions mornings and afternoons Monday to Friday for children aged from 2.5 years old. Tain Playgroup is a partner centre providing funded sessions paid by an Education grant. We have a lovely indoor and outdoor area fully equipped for the children to learn and have fun. We follow the 3-5 year old curriculum.
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Ringing Group

Highland Ringing Group
14 St Vincent Road, Tain, email:

Age range: Over 16 years old.
Ornithological monitoring work in Moray Firth. The group monitors shorebirds and seabirds in the Moray Firth, by counting, marking and observing.
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School Parent Councils

Craighill Primary Parent Council
Craighill Terrace, Tain, Tel: +44 (0)1862 892349

Meets twice per school term (on average) to discuss any matter concerning school pupils and/or parents.
Tain Royal Academy Parent Council
Tain Royal Academy, Scotsburn Road, Tain, Tel: +44 (0)1862 892121

Meets approx once per term. Contact the school for more information.
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Scouts, Cubs & Beavers

Tain Beavers
Scout Hut, Chapel Road, Tain,
Meetings in Scout Hut every Thursday 6.00pm to 7.15 pm: games, skills and activities for boys aged 6 – 8 years.
Tain Cub Scouts
Scout Hut, Chapel Road, Tain, Tel: 07765 977050

Meetings in Scout Hut every Wednesday betwee 6.30pm and 8.00pm: games, skills, activities, outings and adventure for boys aged 8 –11 years.
Tain Scouts
Scout Hut, Chapel Road, Tain, Tel: +44 (0)1862 893461

Meetings in Scout Hut every Friday: games, skills, activities, expeditions and camping for boys aged 11 – 16 years.

Alternative Tel.: +44 (0)1862 893461, Mr Stephen Thompson
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Sports & Sports Services

Mixed Ability Yoga Group
The Lower Hall, Duthac Centre, Tain, Tel: +44 (0)1349 882093

Age range: 14+
Meets once a week, currently every Monday, 7.30pm - 9.00pm.
St. Duthus Bowling Club
Chapel Road, Tain, IV19 1JE
Tel: +44 (0)1862 893187

Age range: All ages above 10 years.
The club provides indoor and outdoor bowling facilities. Open daily. Visitors welcome.
Tain Amateur Swimming Club
Tel: +44 (0)1862 821397
Click here to visit website

Age range: 8-18 years.
Tain ASC is open to recreational and competitive swimmers. Coaching sessions Monday to Friday, 4pm - 6pm at Tain Swimming Pool.
Tain Golf Club
Chapel Road, Tain, IV19 1JE
Tel: +44 (0)1862 892314
Fax: +44 (0)1862 892099
Click here to visit website

Golf club which welcomes visitors. Parties especially welcome.
Tain Judo Club
Community Complex, Tain Royal Academy, Scotsburn Road, Tain,
Age range: 7 - 16.
Judo club, fun, games, fitness and training for competing. Club held weekly.
Tain Kempo School
Tain Royal Academy Gym, Scotsburn Road, Tain, Tel: +44 (0) 1862 893402
Click here to visit website

Kempo classes: Fridays - Lil' Dragons 6pm - 6.45pm (4yrs - 7yrs) Juniors 7pm - 8pm (8yrs - 15yrs) Seniors (16yrs +) 7pm - 8.30pm. Free Introductory Lesson!
Tain Tennis Club
Knockbreck Road, Tain, IV19 1LX
Tel: +44 (0)1862 851410

Provides tennis facilities to members of the club and community by offering coaching, tournaments, open days, match and general play. Club times are Monday 7.30pm, Wednesday 7.30pm, Sunday 2.30pm. Other times available for coaching.
Tain Thistle Football Club
31 High Street, Tain, Tel: +44 (0)1862 892154
Click here to visit website

Local team who play in the local Ross-shire welfare league during the summer months and we welcome anyone interested in playing football to contact us. The Club usually play competitive games once or twice a week, and have a training night once a week. Home matches are played at the Tain Links.
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Support Groups

Additional Needs Support Association (ANSA)
Tel: 01862 871540

A group of parents/carers of children with additional needs. Aiming to offer support and raise awareness of stresses of living with an additional needs child
See 'Events' section for details of meetings
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Volunteering Highland
Thorfin House, Bridgend Business Park, Dingwall, IV15 9SL
Tel: 01349 866910
Mobile: 07834 753761

Covering all of Ross & Cromarty, promoting volunteering as a way of benefiting the community and the individual. Assistance to voluntary groups and organisations with attracting volunteers, information, disclosures, promotions etc.
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Youth Groups & Facilities

Tain & District Youth Cafe
Tain Youth Cafe, 17 Stafford Street, Tain, IV19 1AZ
Tel: +44 (0)1862 894252
Click here to visit website

Tain Youth Cafe gives the young people of Tain and the surrounding areas a safe, secure environment in which they can be entertained by a range of high tech music and technical equipment. The main cafe has 2 pool tables, a 6ft TV screen and Xbox 360. The large rear back yard area regularly hosts bands and discos.
Everyone most welcome.
Tain Royal Academy Duke of Edinburgh
Scotsburn Road, Tain, IV19 1PS
Tel: +44 (0)1862 892121

School based group offering Duke of Edinburgh Award at Bronze (age 14+), Silver (age 15+), and Gold (age 16+) levels. School leavers welcome to join Gold group.
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