Tuesday 13th February 20204              7pm – Kincraig Community Hall, Wainford Room

Chair: Gary Culpan                            Secretary: Geraldine McNab

Vice Chair: John Forbes Leith            Treasurer: Susan Libeks

Attendance: Gary Culpan (GC); John Forbes Leith (JFL); Alan Cairns (AC); David Kinnear (DK); Ian Ash ( IA); Russell Jones (RJ); Susan Libeks ( SL)

Apologies: Geraldine McNab; Johnny Freshwater

1        Welcome, Apologies and Declarations of Interest                

2        Minutes

2.1       Approval of Minutes of the Meeting held on the 9th January – carried forward to next meeting

3        Matters Arising – none

Presentation from Lothian / Highland Broadband – Claudette Bruce

Highland Wireless Companies. Build rural fibre networks. Working with Westminster Gov/t for funding.

Full fibre optic installation.

1-3pm  Kincraig.      5 – 7 Kingussie.  Drop in 28th February – show demand :

£34.99 / month. Starts with village hubs to every house then spreading rurally according to demand.

All households will be sent information

4        Planning & Roads

4.1       24/00175/FUL – Erection of House Dalraddy – comments by 23/2: Neutral stance

4.2       24/00348/FUL Erection of 27.5m high telecoms tower, compound, cabinets; erection of 2No. 15m high wind turbines; installation of 36 No. solar panels array.: Neutral stance

4.3       24/00257/FUL Use of property as short term letting unit West Lodge, Dunachton, Kincraig, Kingussie, PH21 1LY: Neutral stance

4.4       Proposed base station installation at Creag Dhubh, Inshriach Forest  Neutral stance

5        Reports

5.1       Treasurers Report

Footpath project now fully paid with a small shortfall on funding subsidised by KVCC. Still need to fund two information boards being designed by Ali McKnight.

KVCC Funds £9068.11 includes restricted funds of £3000.

5.2       Repairs update (IA)

Bridge lights being re done to a new plan (RJ). Still waiting on plans from John Allan.

Street Lights out of sync – reported IA

Permission from JFL to put a new notice board sign – GC provide posts – Order a new board SL. Update content of what we need to display ALL

5.3       Police report – none received – send minutes and invite to next meeting. A9 dualling – rat run

5.4       VABS meetings report GC  & IA– Whole area of community to be given a leaflet questionnaire to prioritise what residents want. Community Action plan.

Democracy matters – HC looking for priority list from local community as to how they can save money. Local decision making ? More community engagement.

6        Events

6.1       Fundraising Event 2nd March –

Set-up Saturday 10.30am

  • Entertainment –
  • Auction Items / silent – GC & SL to compile list
  • Timings – band arrive set-up 7pm, doors open 7.30pm, Band starts 8pm – midnight. Band break circa 10pm for auction
  • Marketing / publicity – need to push on social media
  • Funds projects list -projects for the community to be funded from this event.

7        Kincraig Development Projects

7.1       Ideas Bank for Projects – will come from VABs report being issued

7.2       Welcome signage – hopefully will be funded soon.

7.3       Road side Forestry project – request to look at road side trees in light of recent road closures. Estates all have regular tree surveys to assess safety risks. Ancient trees are protected.

Bus Stop for North end is still scheduled.

8        Correspondence

8.1       Community Briefing

8.2       Mapping Nature Rich sites

8.3       Environmental project

8.4       Scotland The Big Picture

8.5       Fire Management Consultation – all to individually complete. Add web link to minutes.

9        Any Other Business

Next meeting Tuesday 9th April 2024