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Issue 37 - June 2015

 Braemar’s own hydro electric scheme on the way

Our new Community Benefit Society ‘Braemar Community Hydro’ launched its main share offer in May to fund construction on the Corriemulzie Burn, just west of the village. Braemar Community Hydro would like every member of the community to join the Society and be a part of owning the Hydro, if they possibly can. The minimum investment is £100.

The money invested by Members will fund a significant green energy business with a 40-year revenue stream into a community fund. The fund contribution is estimated to be around £7,000 a year in the early years, enough to make a big difference to local organisations. It can also be used to attract matching funds from external bodies. All regulatory permissions are in place, the Society has a firm agreement to tie-in to the National Grid, and a fixed price design and build construction contact has been placed. Final design is underway and the immediate target is to raise £300,000 by end June so that construction can commence. This is the only remaining hurdle.

An earlier share offer in March for £150,000 was fully subscribed, with 45 Members joining the Society in just 10 days. The current offer is well on the way to reaching its June target but more subscribers are still required.

The share offer document and the application form can be down loaded from the website www.braemarhydro.org.uk and there will be a drop in session at ‘Taste’ on Tuesday 23rd June from 7:00pm for queries and application forms. Information can also be obtained by contacting any of the following: Dave Chandler 013397 41294; Al Hubbard 013397 41675; Dave Sherrard 013397 41516; Nick Mardall 07834 512 029 or email braemarhydro@gmail.com

 Supporters at Corriemulzie

Braemar Highland Society to accept women

Ladies can now join the Highland Society as decided by a unanimous vote on May 28th. There are still details to sort out with the financial services authority but the implications of the new rule will be considered by the group at a meeting in July ahead of the Gathering on September 5th. 2015 sees the bicentenary of the Games which will be celebrated with the March of the Atholl and Lonach Highlanders with massed bands at noon. Visit the temporary display on the Games in the Royal Pavilion. For information on the Junior Highland Games (10-12 July) see page 10. 

INSIDE Page 2 Community Update Page 3 Councillors Corner; Paws for thought Page 4 Braemar Folk; Juniper disease Page 5 Book corner Page 6 Castle News; St Margaret’s Page 7 Open letter re Fife Arms; Braemar Outdoor activity group Page 8 Scenic photo posts; Antiques road-show; Kindrochit Castle Page 9 Arts Festival Page 10 Coming soon Page 11 Junior Buzzard

STOP PRESS: Fife Arms Hotel, Pre Planning Public Consultation on Saturday 4th July 2015. More page 7.