Changing landscapes…

Storms Arwen, Malik and Corrie have certainly left their mark on Kingussie and Badenoch! Storm Corrie, in particular, has devastated some of the woodland around the town and blocked many of the footpaths. The pictures below show just some of the trees brought down within the Mill Trail and near the Hydro Bridge: Fortunately, and […]

A Gold Award for Cycle Friendly Kingussie

Cycle Friendly Kingussie (CFK) has received the prestigious Gold Award from Cycling Scotland, the nation’s cycling organisation, for its commitment to making it easier for people to get on their bikes and being a cycle friendly community. The nationally recognised award recognises organisations – from workplaces to schools, community groups to campuses – that have […]

Tom Baraidh Wood – Storm Arwen

I’m sure most of you will have been aware of the high winds that Storm Arwen brought us on Friday night last week. This has resulted in many trees being damaged throughout the area. Tom Baraidh Wood has suffered significant damage to trees – particularly on the northern and eastern edges of the wood. Some […]

Path Maintenance – November Update

November has been a bit of a “catch up” month with maintenance work on the paths within Tom Baraidh and also dealing with some of the muddiest parts of the Golf Course Circular path at the north end of the Golf Course (within the woods). This will be a never-ending activity! In addition, the new […]

Notice of AGM

Annual General Meeting Wednesday, 1 December 2021 at 7 pm Talla Nan Ròs, King Street, Kingussie Agenda: Apologies. Minutes of the 15th AGM (24 March 2021). Chairman’s Report (this will be an edited transcript of the meeting). To receive and if approved, adopt the Financial Report. To appoint Goldwells as the independent Accountant. To elect and […]

Path Maintenance – October update

Following on from my “August update”, I can now confirm that the Golf Course Circular path has now been upgraded as far as the “four-ways junction”. The before and after improvement is easily seen by moving the slider in the image below. Hopefully we’ve seen the last of the mud in this particular section! The […]

Repairs to Hydro – Update October 2021

September was also a relatively dry month and the electrical output generated was less than half of the average for that month. The improvement arising from the new Coanda screen could not be judged until wet weather returned at the end of the month. Rainy days have continued through October and the new screen sections […]

Resolution to acquire land – survey result

Following a proposal from KCDC Directors to acquire land to extend the path network from the Hydro bridge toward the Pitmain Estate gates, a resolution to that effect was put to the KCDC membership.  An online survey of the membership agreed that the proposal should go ahead and the resolution was duly passed. This result […]

Repairs to Hydro – August 2021

The Coanda screen across the weir has now had 7 years of operation. In 2014 Hurricane Bertha caused some damage that was not obvious at the time by flattening some of the curved stainless steel plates at the top of the screen. This meant that some of the water spilled over the weir without going […]