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Beauly Community Council Minutes No 39

August 28th 2023 Held at Phipps Hall

In attendance

Community Cllrs 




Assoc Members

Rosie Macdonald         


Helen Crawford           



Roy Harrison                                   





Mark Simmons            





Joan Campbell

James Campbell,          

Seona Fraser

Ivar Campbell





Jane Cumming



Chris Ballance         






Emma Knox         



Tony Boyland




David Fraser,          



JIm Stewart                                     

Aimee Todd                                     








Roy Harrison chaired meeting and thanked everyone for their attendance.

Planning Report

Battery Storage at Quarry

Battery Storage at Caulternich

Awaiting confirmation of consultation for both.   

Storage at Quarry leaves concerns about access to War Memorial. 

Discussion to be held about possible Car Park.

Minutes from meeting 29th May 2023

Approved by James Campbell and seconded by Mark Simmons

Financial Statement

No 1 Account                              £    4427.49
No 2 Account                              £  10152.55

Children Hall Account            £  1550.42

Lovat Account                         £. 1529.60

Beauly in Bloom Account                          £  2287.44

Matters arising from last meeting

Beauly Community Trust

Meeting took place on 19th July and constitution and application submitted. We are to hold a public meeting for the trust on Thursday 21st September in the Phipps Hall Seniors room.

Pot holes and abandoned cars etc

Pot holes through out the village continue to be reported. Also the condition of the entrance to the medical centre on Ferry road has been reported.


Beauly School Plans.

We are still waiting to hear from LEIP funding for new school.  Flat roof building has been demolished and temporary class rooms installed.

Lovat Garden

Work carried out by Apex Scotland on 5th July and new bark covering installed.  Small area still to be cleared.   

Beauly News

August issue out and aiming for next edition in January.

Christmas Lights

We continue to fund raise and are awaiting final costings for work on Cherry


SSEN Spittal to Beauly Line

A zoom call for the community councils along the length of the Spittal to Beauly line is due to take place in late September and Beauly CC will be represented.  Lovat Estates have been made aware of the significance of the war memorial and retaining access to it in relation to the battery storage project in the quarry and the location is at the other end of the quarry and will not have any impact although they said they would speak to Breedons about the importance of car parking/access going forward.


Fountain is now up and running thanks to Simpson & Moir Electricians.


We are going to invite a representative from Belladrum to our October meeting to discuss traffic disruption and community benefit from Car Park Charging.

The Old Priory

Email received from John Fountain HES advising that work to renew pointing on the abbey will commence in a few weeks time and the priory building will be closed at this time but the grounds will remain open.   

Station Road Hedges/gardens

Lyndale Hedge still to be cut as obscuring exit view from Braeview

Park.  Helen Crawford making enquiries of ownership of 12 Station

Road as there have been reports of children entering the abanboned building.

Village Parking

Ideas discussed for marking Braeview park to encourage better parking and to make room for Coaches to free up village Square. 

We are also to look again at an In&Out of the village Square. 

Contact has been made with Highland Council.

20mph Zone

Still awaiting results of noise and vibration surveys.

Water on Beauly Straight

This has been attended to as far as the top of the Beauly Straight.


Simpson Builders completed August cut and also organised local youngsters to do a litter pick.  Circular path to get further work completed on it and possible Himalayan Balsam to be checked.

Outstanding Items as at 29th May 2023      

1. Community Emergency/Resilience plan - Action Roy Harrison

  1. Bus Stops marking - Now work almost complete for 20mph zone Emma Knox to chase markings for Bus stop and Priory Hotel junction.
  2. Bench at old Priory - needs extensive work and Community Payback  have requested a small budget to fix.  £50 requested for work and we have agreed.


Next Meeting Monday 25th September 2023 at Phipps Hall


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