The next meeting of Laggan Community Council is to be held on Monday 15th May 2023 at 1830. All residents will be welcome to attend. The minutes of previous meetings are available on the Community Council section of the website.
There will be a meeting on Monday 17th April at 1900 - most likely in Laggan Community Hall, of the various Laggan Community Groups (Community Hall, Heritage, Community Housing, Forest Trust and Community Council) with the SSE Community Investment Manager, Carol Masheter, to discuss future arrangements for the Stronelairg Community Benefit fund allocated to Laggan. The meeting will be chaired and facilitated by Karen Derrick of VABS who helped the community with developing its recent Community Action plan.
Laggan Heritage Concert - Saturday 13th May 2023 - from 7pm in Laggan Community Hall with Roger Sharp and Dr Margaret Bennett. A thank you to the descendents of Mrs Annes Grant of Laggan for their contribution to the restoration of her monument in Laggan Cemetry.
See EVENTS section for 2 events added recently - Fred Macaulay returns to Laggan - Friday 16th June - 8pm. Ticket details £18 each - link in the EVENTS Section.
Village Summer Fete - Saturday 24th June - based around Village Hall.
The latest edition of Laggan Matters can be found below.
It includes a summary of the Community Action Plan with proposals from 87 people completed the survey (around 25% of the Laggan population) and to over 30 who attended the recent drop in sessions.
THE POSTERS USED AT THE DROP-IN SESSIONS ARE NOW POSTED BELOW
VABS have issued the final report with priority actions agreed and volunteers and community lead groups to be contacted. The final plan will also be shared with SSE to allow future discussions with them on their Community Benefit funds allocated to Laggan.
The village of Laggan lies at the heart of the Parish of Laggan on the upper reaches of the River Spey, one of Scotland’s finest fishing rivers and approximately 10 miles from its source. The village and surrounding area is an ideal base from which to explore the spectacular countryside of this part of the Central Highlands of Scotland. There are cycling trails (nearby is the Laggan Wolftrax mountain bike centre) and walking trails for all skill levels and abilities and the peaceful agricultural and forest landscape has abundant wildlife. Red deer, golden eagle, osprey, pine marten and red squirrel can all be seen within the area along with meadows of wild flowers and wading birds.
Staying in the area also provides the opportunity to explore the peaceful countryside with the chance to 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.
Along the A86 westwards towards Fort William, Creag Meagaidh National Nature Reserve and Ardverikie Estate (Glen Bogle in the Monarch of the Glen TV series) can be found. These have also featured in more recent productions, The Crown and the latest James Bond film - No Time to Die. To the east lie the larger towns of Newtonmore and Kingussie with their own golf courses so Laggan is an excellent base for touring by car or bike and an ideal location for many outdoor activities - e.g. fishing in the Spey and surrounding lochs (permit required), Hill Walking and Mountaineering to name just a few.
- LAGGAN-MATTERS-1-Sept-2020.pdf 3.55 MB
- LAGGAN-MATTERS-2-DEC-2020.pdf 6.23 MB
- LAGGAN-MATTERS-3-March-2021.pdf 5.35 MB
- Laggan-Matters-4-June-2021.pdf 7.58 MB
- Laggan-Matters-5-Sept-21.pdf 5.38 MB
- Laggan-Matters-6-Dec-21.pdf 8.83 MB
- Laggan-Matters-7-Spring-2022.pdf 1.94 MB
- Laggan-Matters-8-Summer-2022.pdf 907 kB
- Laggan-Matters-9-Winter-2022.pdf 905 kB
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2023 SSE Community Investment Micro Grants (<£500). These are welcome from Residents & Community groups in Laggan. Micro grant forms are available on this website.
Next LARGE Grant applications - up to £25000 - from constituted community groups only - deadline 6th March 2023. Contact Carol Masheter at SSE Carol.Masheter@sse.com or 0772 144 3044 to discuss any proposals.
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