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Issue 33 - June 2014

 

Planning approval for the Highland Games Discovery Centre

Great news! The Visitor Centre proposed for the Games park has now received planning approval from the board of the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA). The CNPA called in the plans following submission to Aberdeenshire Council. David Geddes, President of the Royal Highland Society, said “The board were very supportive of the project and wished the Highland Society well.” The two storey-building (artists impression above) will replace the existing main west grandstand in the Games Park and will incorporate a visitor centre, exhibitions space, office, retail area and cafe. The new building will provide year-round facilities and give visitors the chance to learn more about the culture and history of the traditional Highland Games. The facility is estimated to cost about £2.5million. The next step will be to put funding in place.

Representatives of the Braemar Charitable Trust, Margaret Jolly and David Geddes, presented an ECG machine and a defibrillator to GP Donald Cruickshank at Braemar Health Clinic. The trust is mainly funded by Braemar Royal Highland Charity with additional funds from other charitable donations. The monies are administered by the trust and distributed locally when and as required. Photo courtesy of John Macpherson

 

 

INSIDE: page 2-3 Editorial; Community Update page 4 Mar Lodge Volunteer Group; BLHG page 5 Braemar Folk page 6 Perth Races; Castleton Dancers; Junior Games page 7 Braemar Castle page 8 St Margaret’s; Braemar Visitor Plan page 9 Councillor’s Corner page 10 Film Night; SWRI page 11 Junior Buzzard page 12 Events 

 

 

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