SSEN are holding a Community Consultation event in Laggan Community Hall on Wednesday 8th February 2023 from 2-7pm about revised proposals for connecting the DELL (approved) and Cloiche (as yet not approved) wind farms to their Melgarve sub-station. No expansion plans are proposed for this existing site. All welcome.
The next meeting of Laggan Community Council is to be held on Monday 20th February 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.
Community Action Plan - Survey. Many thanks to all who completed the survey - 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 provided the steering committee of their draft report and this awaits endorsement by the various supporting Community groups. It is hoped to have it published by the time of the next Community Council meeting (20th February) so that actions agreed can be shared and volunteers 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 latest (Winter 22) edition Laggan Matters 9 can be found below with the latest edition of the Church of Scotland Newsletter in the Community section tab - Church of Scotland 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
2023 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 10th March 2023 for a local panel meeting scheduled for Thursday 16th March 2022. Micro grant forms are available on this website.
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