Laggan, Badenoch

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Laggan
Scottish Gaelic: Lagan
Laggan is located in Badenoch and Strathspey
Laggan
Laggan
 Laggan shown within the Badenoch and Strathspey area
OS grid reference NN616941
Council area Highland
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Newtonmore
Postcode district PH20
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 57°01′04″N 4°16′51″W / 57.01764°N 4.28091°W / 57.01764; -4.28091

The village of Laggan photographed from Black Hill
A corner of a Pictish fort in Laggan

Laggan (Gaelic: Lagan [1]) is a village in Badenoch, in the Highland region of Scotland. It is beside the River Spey, about 10 km west of Newtonmore. The A86 road passes through the village and crosses the river on a nearby bridge. It is notable as being the region in Badenoch where the Gaelic language survived the longest.[2]

Laggan is in the Cairngorms National Park and featured as the fictional village of Glenbogle in the BBC TV drama series Monarch of the Glen where many of the locals took part in playing the minor background roles.

Nearby Visitor attractions include:

  • Ruins of a Pictish fort near Strathmashie, Laggan.
  • The Laggan Wolftrax, a mountain biking centre located in the nearby Strathmashie Forest, opened in 2004. This facility, owned by the Forestry Commission, features over 17 kilometres (11 mi) of purpose-built trails.[3][4]
  • Pottery Coffee Shop and Bunkhouse, on the A889 road between Dalwhinnie and Laggan offers Homely Bunkhouse and Great Home-baked cafe. Lounge Overlooking Hill, Woodstove, Hot-tub on deck" Peter Irvine, "Scotland the Best" 2008[5]
  • Horse Riding and Pony Trekking: The popular outdoor sport of Pony Trekking was credited with being started in Badenoch at nearby Newtonmore in 1952 by Ewan Ormiston, it is still possible to ride in Newtonmore with his grandson Ruaridh at the Newtonmore Riding Centre.[6][7]

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