Laggan, Badenoch

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Gaelic: Lagan
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Laggan Parish Church
Grid reference: NN616941
Location: 57°1’4"N, 4°16’51"W
Post town: Newtonmore
Postcode: PH20
Dialling code: 01540
Local Government
Council: Highland

Laggan is a village and parish in the district of Badenoch in Inverness-shire. It is beside the River Spey, about six miles 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.[1]

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 ten miles of purpose-built trails.[2][3]
  • 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[4]
  • 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.[5][6]


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