Kincraig & Vicinity Community Council AGM

Draft Minutes: 9th May 2023 Kincraig Community Hall 7pm

In Attendance: Lesley Dudgeon(LD); John Forbes-Leith (JFL); Susan Libeks (SL); Gary Culpan (GC); Ian Ash (IA); Caroline Hayes (CH); Alan Cairns (AC); Sylvie MacKenzie (SM);

Apologies: Geraldine Macnab (GM)

  • Lesley Dudgeon welcomed everyone to the meeting

  • AGM minutes from 2022 were read, proposed and accepted by J F L, seconded by SL

  • No matters arising

  • Chairs Report from Lesley Dudgeon:


Kincraig & Vicinity Community Council are back to monthly meetings in the Village Hall, we meet every second Tuesday of each month at 7pm. All residents are welcome to attend.

The Annual Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch was held in December, hosted by Loch Insh. The Christmas Meal at this beautiful setting is always well attended.


Unfortunately, the Annual Burns Supper had to be cancelled in January 2023 due to a lack of interest.


The Community Council named a street in the new development at Baldow Meadows after John Anderson who has been a key figure in Kincraig.


The Kincraig pedestrian footpath from the Kincraig Bridge to the Cemetery has now been completed although we have an ongoing issue with HC Planning re the entrance to the path at the end of the bridge. We hope to have this resolved asap.


We have applied for a 20mph speed limit through the Village. Hopefully this will make the area safer.


We have a new Kincraig Path Leaflet which has been distributed locally.


The Post Office agreed to open a pop-up Post Office in Kincraig at the Village Hall every Friday morning.

We also have a Fish Van from Portsoy 10.15- 10.45am.


Car Parking/ Toilets within the village can be challenging at certain times, we are looking at solutions to this at present.



  • Treasurers Report from Susan Libeks

2022 -23 has all again been about grant funding projects and sustaining our community, minimising our losses in another year where we have not succeeded in hosting any events for fundraising – we need to be more creative in the next year.


Our only income consists of the Highland Council Grant which has now been fixed for many years despite inflation.


We had generous donations from the Seniors who attended the Christmas Lunch event which we were able to host in December 2022 with thanks to Loch Insh for their excellent hospitality and generous donation of drinks by Balavil Estate, minimising the overall cost.


We also shared the costs of purchasing of Memorial wreaths with Alvie Primary and Kingussie High Schools reducing the overall cost to KVCC.


We have received a small grant funding towards developing the new footpath in the village and we have allocated our own reserved funds from the Badenoch Way Repairs fund  towards the costs too – the footpaths maintenance is now all covered by the National Park as part of the Speyside Way.

This project still has outstanding costs for which we have been promised a fully covered grant funded from CNP once we have the final planning permission. This is currently being held up awaiting approval of one final document for certification of barrier design.

Huge thanks to the support from the CNP, Jamie Williamson and Ali McKnight for project managing and to Barrier Matters for the solutions.


We have completed the feasibility study re public toilets in the village from the money granted in the previous financial year. This has raised several issues and we are still considering options.


Annual Income £2582.14

Annual Expenses £14055.62

Annual Loss of £11473.48


Accounts have been audited and found to be in order. Full detailed accounts presented at the AGM.

  • Election of Office Bearers

Chair:              Gary Culpan, proposed by SL, seconded by AC

Vice Chair:       John Forbes-Leith, proposed by GC, seconded by SL

Secretary:        Geraldine Macnab, proposed by LD in her absence as continued role, seconded by JFL

Treasurer:       Susan Libeks, proposed by GC, seconded by IA

  • AOCB

GC then closed the meeting by thanking Lesley for her hard work and commitment as Chair over the past year and the previous years serving as secretary for the community council. CH stressed how hard LD has worked over the years and everyone in turn passed on their thanks. LD will be stepping down from KVCC at the end of October and will stay on a part time basis to help the new team with the transitions

CH is also stepping down from the Community Council after 10 years and was thanked by all for her hard work and dedication.

KVCC hope to have the opportunity to formally thank both ladies at a future date.

Date of next AGM – Tuesday 14th May 2024