Boat of Garten & Vicinity Community Council

Can you help?

The Community Council (CC) needs a new Treasurer following the retirement from the CC by Ian  Bashford. Ian has kindly agreed to continue keeping the books until the end of this year.

This is a Volunteer Role. Anyone interested in filling this vacancy can be co-opted onto the CC either as a full member or an associate member. If you are interested in helping us do please contact Alison Fielding (Chair) on 831649 or email We look forward to hearing from you. 


Boat of Garten & Vicinity Community Council is the official body representing the inhabitants of the village and its vicinity.  It is a duly constituted body funded by the Highland Council. Its role has always been to listen to its constituents on a wide range of matters and draw attention to them at local government level. Over the past few years the role of the Council has also changed and it has become a consultee on an enormously wide range of subjects such as planning applications, policy planning by the Highland Council, Utilities Companies and a series of consultations with the Cairngorms National Park Authority. The Council has a Planning Sub Committee to respond to all local Planning Applications. Members also seek to work together with other local groups to further the interests of the community.

Equally it has always striven to undertake a range of projects aimed at furthering the public good – be they the major Millennium project of waymarking a range of paths in and around the village, the creation of the Hide at Milton Loch and, in conjunction with the Community Company, the Village Gateway. It is also proud to have been the co-creator (with the then Visitor Association) of this Boat of Garten Community Website.

The Community Council meets monthly in the Community Hall except during July, August and December and meetings are always open to all – just come along and see what we do. If there is an issue that you would like the Council to discuss, contact the Chairman to ask if it can go on the Agenda for the next meeting – we are here to represent the whole community.

The Community Council publishes a quarterly Newsletter, BoG Standard’, whose independent editor is Cath Wright.

The Community Council manages both Milton Loch and the Playing Field on behalf of the village: booking enquiries for the Field should be made to Alison Fielding at or phone 01479 831649.

Community Council Contacts
Position Name Telephone Email address
Chairman Alison Fielding
Balvenie, Spey Avenue
01479 831649
Vice-chairman Brian Tolson 01479 831261
Treasurer VACANT    
Secretary Julie Mossman 01479 831319
Members Kate Johnson 01479 831272
  Liz Johnstone 01479 831166
  Pete Wright 07899941240

Previous minutes and agendas can be viewed here.


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