Established in 1866, The Edinburgh Sutherland Association links Sutherlanders living in Edinburgh and raises money for good causes based in and working for Sutherland.

about us

our vision

Our mission is to;
~ afford assistance to necessitous and deserving people, especially
natives of the county of Sutherland,
~ to stimulate and further the education of the rising generation of the county and
~ uphold and foster the art, literature, music, culture and language of the county.

Read more about the Association here...

get involved

How you can help

Send a donation

Giving online has never been more secure, convenient or hassle free with our one-click link to facebook donate. We also accept standard cash and cheque donations at all of our events or via post.

Attend an event

Fundraising events include our annual ceilidh in Edinburgh, we also hold ceilidhs in Sutherland, fundraising bake-offs, pub quiz nights and raffles. Look out for our next event!

Become a member

Why not join the Association, or even the committee? The committee is formed at the AGM each year and is always looking for new members with fresh fundraising ideas - please contact us for more information.

news & events


Check here for information about our latest events and campaigns.

Apply deadline:
Fri 24 June 2022

Application for funding NOW OPEN

Applicants should demonstrate in writing why they are deserving within the meaning of the objectives of the Association. We are particularly interested in requests looking for a specific amount for a project or part of a project. Applications can also be made via this website.
Alternatively, please email the Association direct
The closing date for receipt of applications is close on Friday 24 June 2022. A decision on funding will be taken by the committee in late June or early July 2022.

Past event:
22 Nov

An evening with Craig Mackay


This year, The Edinburgh Sutherland Association has donated £2,500 to good causes in Sutherland after its recent call for applications. The charity donated to the following good causes:

Brora Primary Parent Council - £500 for signage around the village to advertise new community play park.

Lewis Duncan, Brora - £500 for young biker to cover entry costs for British and Scottish national downhill mountain bike competitions.

Big Sing Macleod, Skerray - £250 to cover cost of travel and copyright costs for north coast community singing group.

Ruaraidh Jack, Bettyhill - £500 for dive equipment for marine-biology university student to attend research placement in Malta.

Sutherland Care Forum - £750 for Friends at Home service, where volunteers visit and support older people in central and east Sutherland.

Andrew Mackenzie (Stoer), President of the Association, said:
This latest donation means that in eleven years we have raised and donated over £23,000. We understand the importance of the support we have been able to provide to groups and individuals in Sutherland and want to thank everyone who has assisted with events and fundraising to date. We can only donate to these local good causes if we raise money through fundraising, donations and sponsorship.

Next event:

NC500 Cycle record


Record Breaker!
He’s done it! Robbie Mitchell from Durness is a record-breaker, solo cycling the NC500 in 29 hours 5 mins and 42 seconds and shaving over two hours off the record! Remember you can still support this amazing achievement by clicking the link above!
Thank you Robbie for raising so much for The Edinburgh Sutherland Association!

In conversation with Robbie Mitchell
Recording of the interesting discussion with Robbie below:

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Due to COVID-19 and the related lockdown, the Edinburgh Sutherland Association has been unable to raise funds with our usual events since mid-March 2020.  

We are a small charity, holding fundraising events for good causes in Sutherland. Given we have had to postpone various events, we have not been able to raise enough money to provide donations as would be normal at this time of year.

We apologise to those who might have been planning to apply for funds.  However, we hope to be able to raise money in the coming months using alternative methods, such as encouraging donations, online events and sponsored initiatives.  Should we manage to raise the much needed funds, we aim to make donations at a later date. Please click below for our full COVID-19 statement.


See photos of our previous events here

about us

What we do

The Association has been going from strength to strength in recent years, our fund-raising events allowing us to donate thousands of pounds to good causes in Sutherland. We can only continue to donate to the causes we support in the county via the money raised by your donations, membership fees, sponsorship and participation in our events.

We invite charities and good causes related to and based in Sutherland to apply to the Association for a donation from our funds. The committee then discuss the applicants at the AGM and monetary contributions are awarded where agreed.

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Connect with us

We are always looking for new ways to raise funds for the Association. Do you have a connection with Sutherland? If you have any suggestions or ideas or if you or your business can help provide support or volunteer for any of our fundraising events - please contact us!

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