Golspie lies on the east coast of Sutherland, mid way between Loch Fleet and Brora on the main road north. Originally a small fishing hamlet Golspie was, like many villages on the east Sutherland coast, expanded in the early nineteenth century to house some of those evicted from the inland straths and glens during the clearances. Fishing was the main industry, but the opening of the railway in 1868 brought the first tourists to the area. Golspie today is an attractive little seaside resort with much for the visitor to see and do. The village boasts a long sandy beach and there a number of scenic walks around the area, including one at the Big Burn with its spectacular waterfalls.
The Golspie Community Council is the Public Representative Body for the community of Golspie and the surrounding area who help to express the views of the community to relevant authorities. The Golspie Community Council manages KWFCB Trust Fund a Charitable Trust funded by Kilbraur Wind Energy Ltd and aimed at community-led organisations. The fund is managed by a board of six trustees nominated by Brora, Golspie and Rogart Community Councils with two observers, each from Highland Council and Kilbraur Wind Energy Ltd.
The purpose of the Trust is to support any type of activity through small community organisations that benefits their community. The activities must provide some measure of economic, environmental, educational, social or cultural benefit for people living in the area.