Following consent by the Office of the Scottish Charities Regulator (OSCR) on 2 November 2011 to the proposed new Dornoch Heritage SCIO, resolutions were passed at the Dornoch Heritage Society AGM held on 10 November, 2011 to dissolve the Dornoch Heritage Society Trust (Historylinks) and the Dornoch Heritage Society, with transfer of all assets, liabilities and understandings to the DH SCIO.
There was a further AGM resolution accepting the DH SCIO constitution and thereby the incorporation of the Dornoch Heritage Society and Historylinks Museum as SCIO sub committees.
Following this formal AGM acceptance, stage 2 application to OSCR led to the Dornoch Heritage SCIO being entered in the Scottish Charity Register on 22 November 2011.
The purposes of the DH SCIO, in keeping with the Charities Act 2005, are at Clause 4 of the Constitution:
4.1 The advancement of education;
4.2 The advancement of heritage and culture;
Under clause 95 of the DH SCIO Constitution, the Board delegates powers to two sub-committees, to pursue the purposes contained in clauses 104 and 105 (see respective sub committee pages), including the maintenance of their own bank accounts:-
95.1 Dornoch Heritage Society
95.2 Historylinks Museum