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Rural Network News

Two recently approved projects Kingussie 2017 and Community Orienteering and Protection of the Environment (COPE) featured in the November 2016 Scottish Rural Network Newsletter, to read about these projects and other projects which have been approved across Scotland please click on the following link

New LAG Co-ordinator

We are pleased to announce that Sam Wiaczek has been appointed as our new LAG Co-ordinator.  Sam originally comes from Australia and has been living in the Wiltshire/Bath area for the past 5 years.  He has previous experience in economic development and inward investment and is very much looking forward to helping Cairngorms deliver the LEADER programme locally.  You can contact Sam on 01479 870515, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cairngorms LEADER 2016 August funding announcement

The Cairngorms Trust has announced their second round of funding approvals under the LEADER 2014-20 programme. The Trust met in August and was delighted to approve funding to:

Kingussie 2017 - a total of £106,913.20 for major improvements to the facilities at Kingussie Shinty Club. Facilities at the pitch will be upgraded to the standard expected of a 21st century modern day sports club and, to a high enough standard that in the future Kingussie could apply to host major occasions such as National Shinty Finals and International matches.

Plantlife - a total of £135,189.53 for the recruitment of a project officer to deliver a 3 year project which aims to work across the Cairngorms National Park empowering and enabling local land managers and communities to take action for arctic alpine and Caledonian pinewood plants.

Braemar Mountain Sports Ltd - up to £41,873.44 for the provision of discreet facilities to allow those with a disability to enjoy a holiday in Braemar.

Wigwam Holidays Glenlivet/Tomintoul Development - a total of £100,000 in connection with the building of 24 self-catering wooden camping cabins in a woodland setting in Tomintoul.

Braemar Community Play Park - a total of £38,426.53 to upgrade and expand the play park facilties in Braemar to offer a wider range of equipment which is fully inclusive across all abilities, essential to improving the education and wellbeing and development of the children.

Community Orienteering and Protection of the Environment (COPE) - a total of £20,084, in connection with opportunities for participation in orienteering in Upper Deeside and the Cairngorms National Park by complementing 3 major orienteering events in Upper Deeside in 2017/2018.

To learn more about the Cairngorms LEADER programme watch this short video

To learn more about the Scottish LEADER programme watch this short video