Community Contacts

On this page you’ll find a host of useful contact details – almost an A to Z but not quite as we only run from banking to Village Hall!!

BANKING. Some banking facilities are available at the Post Office for Alliance & Leicester, Bank of Scotland, Bank of Ireland, Barclays, Cahoot, Clydesdale, Co-operative, First Direct, Halifax, Lloyds TSB and Smile. The Royal Bank of Scotland Mobile Bank visits the village on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, parking in the Car Park opposite the Balavil Hotel, 11.15 to 12.00 noon. There is a Bank of Scotland Cash Machine at the Village Hall.

BUSINESS ASSOCIATION. Meets in the Lesser Village Hall at 7.30 pm on 2nd Monday each month, February to December.  Read more.

CHEMISTS. The nearest Chemist is Boots, High Street, Kingussie. 01540 661202.

CHIROPODISTS. There is an NHS Clinic at Aviemore Health Centre. 01479 810075.

CHURCHES. Church of Scotland - St Brides Parish Church, services at 11.30 am on Sundays. Minister Rev Catherine Buchan. Read more.

COMMUNITY COUNCIL. Meets in the Village Hall on 1st Monday of every month except January and August. Chairman: Rob Ritchie - 01540 673936. Read more.

COMMUNITY TRANSPORT. The 'Where 2 Today' project operates Community Transport throughout Badenoch and Strathspey. Door-to-door transport is available for people by means of a car scheme; using volunteer drivers in their own cars, a 7-seater accessible vehicle and a 14-seater accessible vehicle. Group hire of vehicles is also available evenings and weekends. The 14-seat accessible minibus operates 3 days per week on registered routes. On Tuesdays and Thursdays between Aviemore and Laggan, through Newtonmore, Kingussie and Kincraig, and on Wednesdays between Aviemore and Nethybridge. People holding a National Concessionary entitlement card, or 'Plus One' are able to travel free. The Charity also loans electric scooters, and manual wheelchairs. www.ct4u.co.uk

COMMUNITY WOODLAND AND DEVELOPMENT TRUST. Operates the Wildcat Centre, maintains the Wildcat Trail and undertakes other development projects. Secretary: Janet Davidson - 01540 673322. Read more.

DENTISTS. The nearest Dentists are Aviemore & Kingussie Dental Practice, Gynack Street, Kingussie. 01540 661280. For NHS Emergency Dental Treatment contact: 0845 644 2271.

DOCTORS. The nearest local surgery is in Kingussie - Ardvonie Car Park, Gynack Road, Kingussie. 01540 661233.

EARLY CLOSING. The Post Office closes at 12.30 on Wednesdays and at 1.00 pm on Saturdays.

HIGHLAND COUNCIL - LOCAL COUNCILLOR. The four local councillors for this ward represent all of the people across all of the area and are (in alphabetic order) Stuart Black (01479 821641), Jaci Douglas (01479 872546), Dave Fallows (01479 851264) and Gregor Rimell (01540 673430).

HOSPITAL. The nearest Accident & Emergency Unit is at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness. 01463 704000. Some clinics are held at St Vincent's Hospital, Gynack Road, Kingussie. 01540 661219.

LOTTERY TICKETS. These are available from the Co-op.

MP. The elected member of the Westminster Parliament is Drew Hendry MP. Tel: 020 7219 6118. email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MSP. The elected Member of the Scottish Parliament for this constituency is Fergus Ewing MSP. Constituency Office - 01463 713004. Parliament Office - 0131 348 5732. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NEWSPAPERS. The local weekly newspaper, The Strathspey & Badenoch Herald (The Strathy) is published every Wednesday, with copies available from the Co-op and the Garage. Daily and Weekend papers and other periodicals are available at the Garage & the Co-op.

OPTICIANS. The nearest opticians are: Aviemore Opticians 01479 812777. Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.00pm.

POLICE. Ther nearest Police Station is in Aviemore 01479 810222.

REFUSE COLLECTION - The schedules for refuse bin collection and re-cycling bin collection are available from the Council Service Point - 01540 664502. There is a recycling point for glass, cans and newspapers in the car park behind Blasta Restaurant. Other materials for re-cycling are handled at the recycling centre, Market Lane, Kingussie - open Saturday and Sunday, 9.00am to 3.00pm. For other and larger items, the local Landfill Site is at Granish just north of Aviemore.

SCHOOLS. Newtonmore Primary School, Head Teacher Mrs Linda Cleworth - 01540 673252. Kingussie High School, Rector Mr John Tracey - 01540 661475.

TAXI - Kingussie Taxi & Tours - Main Number: 01540 66-70-66; Mob: 07484 073879; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

VET. Strathspey Vets - main surgery in Grantown 01479 872252. Surgeries are also held in Market Lane Kingussie, as follows: Monday 1.30 to 2.30 pm, Tuesday & Thursday 3.30 to 5.30 pm, Friday 1.00 to 2.30 pm. By appointment. There are also surgeries in Aviemore as follows: Monday 4.00 to 6.30pm, Wednesday 4pm - 6.30pm, Friday 4.00 to 6.30 pm and Saturday 9.00 to 10.00 am. Website - www.strathspeyvets.co.uk

VILLAGE HALL. The Village Hall has two sections in the same building - the Main Hall and, to the rear, the Lesser Hall.The hall is host to many activities and provides lets for indoor bowling, playgroup, drama group, dances, sales of work and many other events. The bookings list can be consulted at the Post Office. Contact: Shairon MacArthur - 01540 673234.

 

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