What do we do?

Reserve Forces

Reservists give up their spare time to serve in the Reserve Forces, balancing their civilian life with a military career to ensure that should their country require them, they would be ready to serve as part of the military. The training, skills and experiences can be used to improve performance in the workplace.

Highland RFCA supports the Reserve Forces in a variety of ways, from maintenance of their buildings to welfare and recruiting support. 

For more information contact Highland RFCA on:
01382 668283

Cadets and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers

Highland RFCA employs 49 staff to provide essential administration and logistic support for the Army Cadet Force. This includes safeguarding, stores ordering and accounting, providing the vehicle fleet and ensuring compliance with the Army’s rules and regulations. We employ a Wing Support Officer who conducts a similar role for some detachments of the Air Training Corps. Highland RFCA’s Board approves grants to subsidise music, adventure training, battlefield tours and other beneficial activities for Cadets of all three services.

Cadet Adult Volunteers come from all walks of life to work directly with Cadets, helping them gain skills for life and fulfil their potential by planning and leading outdoor and classroom training in a fun, exciting and safe environment. They are taught all they need to know to deliver this rewarding activity, from instructional techniques to safeguarding.

For more information contact Deputy Chief Executive and Cadet Lead Andrew Macnaughton:
Tel: 01382 631021
Email: hi-cedep@rfca.mod.uk

Estate Management

HRFCA is the estate manager for the Reserve and Cadet estate, keeping the estate compliant and modernising or rebuilding it when funded by MOD. Each year it also reinvests rate rebate reclaimed on cadet properties in improving the Cadet estate. The Estates head office in Dundee is supported by area offices in Inverness, Aberdeen and Dumbarton.

For more information contact Head of Estates Fraser Kennedy:
Tel: 01382 631035
Email: hi-estates@rfca.mod.uk


Highland RFCA obtains its funding through the Council of RFCAs from central Government and via local sources of income: the latter is used for estate development, community engagement, welfare grants to units, and for our core activities supporting the Volunteer Reserve Forces and Cadets.

For more information about how our finances are managed contact Head of Business Administration Craig Ansell:
Tel: 01382 631028
Email: hi-finance@rfca.mod.uk


One of HRFCA’s core functions is to engage with the wider community to inform it of the contribution made, and the role undertaken, by the Reserve Forces and the Service Cadet organisations in the Highland area. We achieve this through supporting, publicising and attending a range of events that bring the Armed Forces community into contact with the civilian population.

Partnering with Defence can bring considerable benefits to businesses including military leadership training, staff recruitment and development and a wide range of networking events. HRFCA encourages supportive employers to sign the Armed Forces Covenant and take part in the national Employer Recognition Scheme, achieving Bronze, Silver or Gold awards.

For more information contact Head of Engagement Michelle McKearnon:
Tel: 01382 631041
Email: hi-headeng@rfca.mod.uk

Reserve Forces