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Help roll out the welcome signs in Grantown


By Tom Ramage

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Grantown's current signs are to be replaced.
Grantown's current signs are to be replaced.

The capital of Strathspey is asking its townsfolk to help it out with the design of new welcome signs.

The move follows some major funding from the Cairngorms National Park, whose Green Recovery Fund is coughing up more than £10,000 for improving the main entrances to Grantown.

The Grantown Initiative, which organises a huge range of projects for the community, has been awarded funding to replace three of the four entrance signs and its members are seeking the pubic’s views on how they should look, their colour and what content should be included.

But one clear indication has already been given by the community council, which wants to retain the burgh coat of arms and ‘Capital of Strathspey’.

The deadline for responses is 5pm next Wednesday (January 19).

Grantown has enjoyed a bright new corporate logo now for a few years but the aim now is to get word of its charms literally on the street.

“The Grantown Initiative is delighted to have been awarded £10,300 funding by the CNPA and Cairngorms Trust,” said director Karen Martin.

The signs will be placed in three locations.

Karen Martin wants town's residents to come up with designs for signs.
Karen Martin wants town's residents to come up with designs for signs.

Ms Martin explained: “We will be replacing the current sign on the B9102 as you enter the town via the cemetery road and the current sign on the A939 entering the town from the new bridge over the River Spey.

“There will also be a new sign to replace the one which fell down opposite the medical centre.

“Securing this funding gives us the opportunity to include the town logo – which was commissioned a few years ago – into the new design.

“We value the opinion of the community on what else should be included and thank everyone who has already completed the short survey.”

The signs are intended to be installed in the town by the end of March.

• The short public consultation survey is available here


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