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Badenoch at odds with International Space Station over strength of new floodlighting

By Tom Ramage

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A new community project in Badenoch has sparked a row between a sports club and NASA.

Tone it down, folks!
Tone it down, folks!

A tussle has persisted through the day after the team behind the International Space Station contacted Kingussie Camanachd Club ordered them to ‘tone down’ the floodlights which have only just been officially launched.

A public fund-raising campaign successfully collected over £100,000 to bring about a top-notch all-community sports facility at the former Market Stance playing field which was officially opened earlier this month to wild acclaim.

But it has emerged that the world’s space authorities are displeased at the sheer strength of the illuminations.

Today club spokesman John Robertson finally revealed to the Strathy: “We just couldn’t believe it when we got a call from the director of the ISS insisting that our lights were just too bright.

“They are saying that our four floodlights are adversely affecting their imaging of the Highlands

“We are refusing to budge. A lot of work went into raising the cash in the first place and now a lot of organisations in Badenoch are getting the benefit with a top-notch facility to boost their well-being and skills.

“NASA must surely have the IT knowhow to sort this problem of our lights, with the money they’ve got.

“The whole thing is ridiculous. Anybody would think it was April 1st!”

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