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Useful contacts and groups 


Parkinson’s Local Adviser – provides confidential, one-to-one information about Parkinson’s and local services.

Area Development Manager – works to develop local resources and works with Scottish team on any campaigning issues.  
Regional Fundraiser – can support local groups and individual fundraisers.  
Local Groups – provide valuable opportunities to meet other people affected by Parkinson’s and access support, information and friendship. 
Inverness Group – meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month, 7-9pm, at the MacKenzie Centre, Culduthel Road, Inverness, IV2 4AN.
Contact for info: Heather Kirk T:07967 332208 E: 
Easter Ross Group – meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  For further information contact Cathy Orr T: 0344 225 9831 or Alice Hall T: 0344 225 3725
Caithness Group – meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month, 2-4pm at either the Norseman Hotel, Riverside Wick, KW1 4NL or the Pentland Hotel, Princess Street, Thurso KW14 7AA, please phone to check where the group are meeting.
Contact for info: Neil Morrison T: 01847 894373 E:
Lochaber Group – meets on the last Tuesday of the month, 2-4pm, at the Alexandra Hotel, The Parade, Fort William PH33 6AZ.
Contact for info: Margaret & John MacDonald T: 01397 772443 or Claire Gunner T:01397 709864 E:
Skye & Lochalsh Group – meets on the last Friday of every other month, 1-3pm (Winter), 2-4pm (Summer) at An Acarsaid Care Home, Liveras Park, Broadford, IV49 9AW.
Contact for info: Isabella Taylor T:01471 822591
‘Singing Hearts’ Parkinson’s & long-term condition singing groupweekly on Mondays 2-3pm, at Charleston Community Complex, Charleston Academy, Kinmylies, Inverness, IV3 8ET.  Meet with others, sing, have fun and help to strengthen your voice.  No singing experience required.
Contact for info: Kate O’Connell T:07749 216223 E:
Currently holding online classes contact Kate for more information
Dance for Parkinson’s – Weekly on Thursdays from 1.30 – 3.30 at Eden Court Theatre, Bishops Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA.
Contact: Louise Marshall T; 01463 234234 E;
Currently holding online classes contact Louise for more information
Parkinson’s Specific Exercise Classes – no referral necessary.  Classes are suitable for those that can sit to stand independently all day long and who can walk independently with or without aids.
Currently holding online classes contact Amanda Mckay for more information  T: 03000 139281
Weekly on Mondays 1.30-2.30pm at Studio 1, Inverness Leisure Centre, Bught Lane, Inverness, IV3 5SS.  Contact for info T: 01463 667500
Weekly on Wednesdays 1.30-2.30pm, Sports Hall 1, Inverness Leisure Centre, Bught Lane, Inverness, IV3 5SS.  Contact for info T: 01463 667500
Weekly on Tuesdays 2-3pm, Averon Centre, High Street, Alness, IV17 0QB
Contact for info T: 01349 781751
Fort William
Weekly on Wednesdays 2-3pm, Lochaber Leisure Centre, Belford Road, Fort William, PH33 6BU.  Contact for info T:01397 704359
Weekly on Wednesdays 1-2pm, Thurso Leisure Centre, Millbank Road, Thurso, KW14 8PS.  Contact for info T: 01847 893260
Weekly on Monday’s 2-3pm, Wick Assembly rooms, 20 Sinclair Terrace, Wick, KW1 5AB.  Payment needs to be made prior to the session at East Caithness Community facility or by phone on 01955 609709
Weekly on Thursday’s 3.50 - 4.50, Nairn Sports Club, Viewfield Drive, Nairn, IV12 4BF.  Contact for info T: 01667 454523
North of Scotland Research Interest Group
Contact Cathy Orr on 0344 225 9831 or  for more information
Carers Group
Meets on the 1st Thursday of every month at 10am.  Group currently meets on Zoom.  For more information contact Cathy Orr on 0344 225 9831 or
Parkinson’s UK website –
Parkinson’s UK Helpline – 0808 800 0303

Date : 08 March