This year's pandemic has impacted all of us in many ways. Our opportunity to support the Poppy Scotland appeal is another one to go on-line with the creation of a Just Giving page for Laggan rather than the usual house collection or donation tins available in businesses.
Please click on the link below and give as much as you can to celebrate the memories of those service men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country in times of war to keep us all safe in the future. This year more than other, we would probably also reflect on the those NHS and Social care staff who may also have passed away caring for the many in the present pandemic.
The next Laggan Community Council meeting - Monday 16th November 2020 at 1900. This meeting will continue to be held on line. Residents in the community wishing to "attend" should pre-register by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 15th November. Once registered, instructions on how to join the meeting will be advised on Monday 16th November. Meeting papers will be published on the Community Council pages at least 7 days prior to the meeting.
Local Laggan and Newtonmore COVID 19 support and volunteer group - don't hesitate to call the central telephone number - 01540 372102 - manned 8am to 8pm - if you need any help with shopping, getting prescriptions or other essential medications..the volunteers are there to help.
A full road closure of the A889 just north of the Dalwhinnie Distillery to allow the installation of permanent traffic lights and a necessary repair of the Road Bridge over the railway, will be from 31st October (at 1900) to 16th November 2020 (at 0700) inclusive. Other temporary closures may be required in late November. Diversion for all A9 traffic will be via Newtonmore and Kingussie.
Laggan Matters - the new Laggan Newsletter - is now available on-line. See below for link and in the Community Council page. Anyone who wishes a printed copy please send a message to email@example.com
Copy for the next edition (1st Dec 2020) should be with the editors via firstname.lastname@example.org by 13th November.
The village of Laggan, situated in the Central Highlands of Scotland is surrounded by the Monadhliath and Grampian mountain ranges and near the source of the River Spey, one of Scotland's finest fishing rivers. Staying here provides the opportunity to explore the peaceful, majestic countryside with the chance to see a wide variety of wildlife from Golden Eagle or Osprey to Red Deer Stag and Pine Martin, as well as understand the significant history and archaeology of the area from the "45" and General Wade's road through the Corrieyairack Pass to the ancient Pictish Fort at Dun Da Lamh - a scheduled monument site - see separate page on Laggan Heritage. There is an abundance of wild flowers, plants and trees along with excellent walking and cycling opportunities.
The 90's hit BBC drama series "Monarch of the Glen" was set in the Scottish Highlands in fictitious Glenbogle with much of the filming done in Laggan and the surrounding area. As well as having the opportunity to explore 'Glenbogle', and to see the stunning scenic locations used in the next 007 Bond movie and the Netflix TV series The Crown, Laggan is an excellent base for touring by car and an ideal location for all outdoor activities, including fishing in the River Spey and surrounding lochs, Hill Walking and Mountaineering, Golf with several courses in the area, Pony Trekking, Mountain Biking and Ski-ing.
2020 SSE Community Investment Micro Grants (<£500) & COVID 19 (Recovery) grants (up to £1000).
These are welcome from Residents & Community groups in Laggan. Next deadline Friday 4th December 2020 for a local panel meeting scheduled for Thursday December 10th. Micro grant forms are available on this website.
Please contact email@example.com or https://sse.com/communities/fundlocations/stronelairg/ with your application or more information.
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