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Euro funds to upgrade internet in Glen Tanar and Laggan

Man using a mouse and computer
Image caption Laggan Community Association is to launch a wi-fi network

Thousands of pounds are to be spent to provide communities within the Cairngorms National Park with reliable broadband connections.

Laggan Community Association will use some of the £17,100 it has been awarded from the European Leader programme to launch a wi-fi network.

Glen Tanar Estate has been awarded £15,943 to upgrade the telephone exchange in Aboyne, Aberdeenshire.

This will allow properties on the estate to access broadband.

Other organisations in the park have also been awarded funding.

Cairngorms Mountain Rescue Association has been granted £10,000 to buy a new 4x4 ambulance.

Highland Council has been awarded £5,000 to repair, upgrade and replace play equipment in parks in Aviemore and Carrbridge.

Abernethy Old Kirk Association has received £4,980 to repair stonework and make the church wind and water tight.

The Cairngorms National Park Authority has been granted £9,000 towards its Landscape Partnership Feasibility Study project and £8,715 for a junior ranger exchange scheme.

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