Dornoch Beach Wheelchairs is a Scottish Charity that believes that everyone has the right to enjoy our beautiful beaches. This new service is unique to the North of Scotland and where better to begin than beautiful Dornoch!
To hire a wheelchair (free of charge) please contact the team of volunteers on 0300 770 4624 or message them through their Facebook page
People of any age can find themselves unable to access our beautiful beaches. Physical disability can arise for many reasons – from lifelong health conditions to general infirmity, accidents and many more reasons. The facility has four state of the art wheelchairs with large, rubber wheels that move easily over the sand. They can also be pushed into the sea to allow the user to enjoy a paddle. The hydraulic hoist enables safe transfer from the users chair into the beach chair.
The area around the car park has been landscaped and new paths created that enable safe access onto the beach. This area now has new benches and picnic tables that are suitable for wheelchair users, a big sandpit with a toy library so families can play safely and picnic there and we will shortly install a BBQ area where visitors can cook safely without risking fire.
The team aim to continue to add to the collection of the all-terrain chairs of different sizes, types and designs to meet the needs of users. Fundraising is likely to be never ending and if you are here when our summer markets are on, please visit our stall and support us!
We have had many enquiries about our project, so it’s clear that there’s a demand.