Kingussie ARC project moves ahead

The Kingussie Am Fasgadh Regeneration Company (ARC) made another major step forward with their long term plans to redevelop the previous site of the Highland Folk museum in town. At a well-attended information session on 21st May in the Iona Gallery, ARC chairperson Mairi Brown announced that Simpson & Brown architects of Edinburgh have now been selected to take forward, what has now been defined as a £3.8M project.

Kingussie in Bloom

Kingussie has been looking its best this year with flower displays once again on the High Street. The baskets were organised by the Kingussie Business Forum with support from the Community Council. Maintenance over the summer months has been carried out by a watering team of willing volunteers!
The Memorial Gardens have also been looking excellent this year thanks to the expert care and attention of Charlie the gardener.

Bikeathon 2017 - a fantastic day

Kingussie played host once again this year to the Bikeathon event which took place on the 25th June 2017 with well in excess of 200 riders taking part.
Now in its 24th year, this was the 2nd year charity partner CHSS (Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland) led the fundraising campaign.

Ready for the new Shinty season

With the shinty season 2017 just getting underway, new head coach Dallas Young has every reason to look forward with confidence and has stressed the importance of fitness to the team's success.
In three pre-season friendlies the Kingussie first team has been able to notch up home wins against Beauly (2-1) and Skye (4-0) and only narrowly losing out 3-2 to Caberfeidh in an away friendly.

10 years of the Food on Film Festival

This year's Food on Film Festival was another successful event, drew in the crowds and finished up on the Saturday evening with a masked ceilidh. The weekend started off on Friday evening at the Iona Gallery with a sold out showing of  "I am Love" starring Tilda Swinton. On Saturday the Badenoch Centre was once again transformed into a busy exhibition hall filled with a wonderful variety of food stalls, exhibitions, stage demonstrations and the famous bread competition.

Putting Kingussie on the map

At the start of another year of outdoor activities Kingussie residents will have noticed the new "Cycling around Kingussie" information boards which have gone up this week on King Street and in front of the Court House on High Street.
Showcasing a number of the popular road routes and mountain bike tracks in the local area they do a great job of highlighting the cycle options available.  
The CFK team have selected 10 routes in all and have taken in the classic rides to Laggan, Dalwhinnie, Loch an Eilean as well as mountain bike trails around Loch Gynack and Glen Feshie.

The Bard of Kingussie Remembered

There was recently a small but nevertheless important event when the resting place of Donald Campbell - The Bard of Badenoch - was restored and one of his songs brought back to public attention.

Donald Campbell (1799-1875), commonly known as Dòmhnall Phàil, was a renowned Gaelic poet and songwriter of the nineteenth century, his most famous song being "The Emigrants Song" which was written in 1838 after the poet had witnessed the departure of over 200 local crofters to Australia due to harsh living conditions and after a series of poor harvests.

Christmas in Kingussie

This Christmas Kingussie is hosting all the traditional events.

The Christmas Funday takes place on Sunday the 4th December when many shops will be open and offering hot drinks or mulled wine. There is a Santa's Grotto, a Junior mini Grand Prix and street stalls. The Iona Gallery will have an Art & Craft Market and there'll be a Floral Art exhibition in Talla nan ros.
At 16:30 the Strathspey & Badenoch Pipe Band will march past and the town Christmas tree will be lit.

Major upgrade to the Dell announced

Kingussie Camanachd Club has announced its plans for a major upgrade to The Dell.

The club has plans to take the venue to a new standard to host national finals and provide a major improvement for players, visitors and home supporters.

The plans include:
A 100 Seater Grandstand to be located on the home side
Team rooms to replace the dugouts on each side
Tarmac upgrade work to the road and car park
Installation of mains electricity for the café and scoreboard.

Kingussie Courthouse open once again

The Kingussie Courthouse building has now reopened to the public after a multi-million pound refurbishment. The building occupies a central location in the town and with its new public benches and information boards is a major boost to Kingussie High street.
The Courthouse is now in use by the Highland Council and is open to the public for Planning and Building Standards as well as the local Council Service Point.
Opening hours are Monday-Friday 9.00–12.30 and 13.30–15.00

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