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Walkfest 2016, Hydro Schemes and Flood Prevention

This year’s Walkfest event took place on Saturday 14th May and saw a healthy turnout for the hike around Loch Gynack and tour of the town’s new Hydro Electric schemes.
The walk was a leisurely 6 miles in pleasant spring weather.
It was also an opportunity for the public to view the KCDC Hydro Electric scheme on the Gynack Burn as well as the 2 Pitmain Estate schemes.
The Kingussie Community scheme is now fully operational and producing up to 15kW for the benefit of the local golf course and already raising funds for community projects.

Kingussie High Street revival

As we've all seen, the Kingussie High Street is undergoing somewhat of a revival at the moment creating a new buzz around the town.

Last week has seen the launch of the Cafe Bistro formerly the Teapots cafe and after a full renovation it has been going down very well with discerning diners.

Last month Glen, Scott, Evan and Rory held the public opening of their new Toncam Flooring and Interiors at number 25 on the High Street. The shop looks great and is open for a browse or by appointment.

 

2016 Food on Film Festival the best ever

The 9th annual Food on Film Festival in Kingussie ran this year between 4th-7th February and the events this year saw the biggest crowds yet.

The festival was launched on the Thursday evening in the Iona Gallery by local councillor Jaci Douglas and the evening's film "Queen of the Sun" kicked off this year's honey bee theme.

Bikeathon relaunches in 2016

On 21st December Cycle Friendly Kingussie announced that 2016 will see a relaunch of Kingussie's annual Bikeathon event with CFK working alongside Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland.
The event has been running in Kingussie for 23 consecutive years and raising money for leukamia research and although the sponsor will change the theme will otherwise be continuity.

The Bikeathon will take place on Sunday 5th June 2016 and with the annual Bikefest festival also moving to the Sunday it really will be a great "festival of cycling".

Christmas festivities in Kingussie

Christmas Funday: Sunday 6th December
Christmas Eve Celebrations: 24th December
Kingussie Hogmanay Firework Display: 31st December

Kingussie secure status in Shinty Premier League

28th November 2015:  Kingussie successfully retained their place in the Marine Harvest Premiership with a 2-0 play-off victory over Kilmallie in front of a healthy crowd at Inverness’s Bught Park.

After a tense and goal-less first half, Kingussie were eventually able to secure victory with goals by Barrie Dallas and Ryan Borthwick

Kingussie had finished the 2015 season in 9th position in the 10 team premier league, which meant they were to play Kilmallie the side from Fort William who had finished 2nd in the National Division One.

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Update on the Gynack Burn Hydro-electric generator

The Kingussie Community Development Company has announced that as of September 2015 the hydro-electric generator has now generated 23000 kwH.

Award for Cycle Friendly Kingussie

27 November 2014: Kingussie has been selected by Cycling Scotland as one of four communities across Scotland to develop a new Cycle Friendly Community. As a result Kingussie Community Development Company (KCDC) will have access to funding in order to pilot additional cycling initiatives in Kingussie and extending to the wider Badenoch area including Newtonmore, Laggan and Kincraig.

Kingussie win the 2014 Camanachd Cup !

Kingussie won shinty's Camanachd Cup in Inverness on Saturday 13th September when they defeated Glenurquhart 4-0 to spark celebrations which would run for three days and nights!
Two goals each from Savio Genini and Ronald Ross were enough to seal victory at Bught Park in Inverness in front of a 5000 strong crowd. This is the first time in 8 years that the famous old trophy has come back to Kingussie and the 23rd time since 1896.

Creative Place Award - Runners Up!

On Wednesday January 29th Kingussie residents Helen Graham, Lydie Bocquillon and their partners took themselves down to Kilmarnock to represent the town at the prestigious Creative Place Awards for which Kingussie had been short-listed for its “Little Town of Festivals” initiative.

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