Author: Gus Mitchell

New bench located on the Creag Bheag path

On Friday we located a new (well, a refurbished one really…) bench at the junction of the Creag Bheag, Golf Course Circular and Newtonmore paths. Many thanks to everyone who manhandled the bench from the top of the golf course to its new location. Many hands made light work! Credits are due to: Gilmour Strang […]

Tom Baraidh woods path maintenance

Great progress yesterday on the Tom Baraidh paths with new surfacing added to the foundations created over the previous two weeks. The eagle eyed of you may have spotted that the gate to the Raitts path has been removed. This is to allow access to hardcore material used for the path foundations. In future week’s […]

Gynack Gardens Sculpture Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who took the opportunity to provide feedback about the proposed Thistle art sculpture for the Gynack gardens.  The results of the survey are available to download below. We are delighted that 158 people engaged with the process and completed the survey.  This is an important part of the process and we are […]

Path maintenance returns

Today the sun shone and the path maintenance working party resumed work for the first time this year – properly socially distanced of course. This time work has begun on the network of paths within Tom Baraidh woods – dealing with some of the muddier sections and making the best path easier to follow. The […]

Gynack Gardens – Have your say

KCDC have applied for planning permission to install an iconic sculpture at the round circle at the head of the new paved area of Gynack Gardens. However, the planning process will only be successful if there is enough community support for the sculpture. Please have your say by completing the anonymous survey by clicking on […]

Gynack Gardens – March update

Open, but not quite finished… We are pleased to report the safety fencing came down on the 5th March and the gardens are now back open for public use. We hope you enjoy this transformed recreational space.   The new paved area at the north of the gardens is designed as a meeting place and as an […]

Hydro ice update…

The ice has retreated a bit and has allowed the hydro to restart. There has not been much snowmelt yet so it is only generating about 1kW. Today is the 6th anniversary of its commissioning.

Further Town Centre Funding

KCDC are pleased to confirm that Highland Council have disbursed £10,300 from the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Fund to complete the north end of the Gynack Gardens Project and revitalise the south end with additional planting and fencing.  The money has to be committed by the end of March with projects completed by September. KCDC […]

Frozen Hydro…

The hydro finally succumbed to the ice at half past seven on Friday evening. It had been restarting automatically but eventually there was not enough water flow to keep it going for more than a few minutes. It had been -17°C in Kingussie early on Friday morning…