Meeting 6th February 2020

NLCC Minutes, Thursday 6th February 2020

  1. Present   Ann Marie Cameron, Iain Jenner, Karl Spierling, Dave Wrigglesworth, Andrew Baxter, Colin Campbell
  • Apologies

Lisa Glaze

  • Adoption of Previous Minutes:  proposed CC, seconded AMC
  • Matters Arising
  • (i) AMC has visited RBS – has instructions + pdf download for updating account signatories,
  • (ii) IJ has had a response from Transport Scotland (appended) – to respond identifying lack of speed reduction signs, and to question whether 40mph is appropriate if the carriageway is not fit for purpose,
  • (iii) DW still waiting for a response from HC Access Officer – AB to refer Glenmorven issue on to HC Access Forum,
  • (iv) CC – ongoing attempt to find out about Hydroplan (Inchree) Community Payback
  • Treasurer’s Statement: £1144.41
  • Correspondence:  
  • (i) TS response (above);
  • (ii) SUSTRANS (Lucy Clarke) – NCN78 to be swept by BEAR in March 2020;
  • (iii) Ballachulish Patient/Practitioners Group to take over ongoing maintenance of three area community defibrillators;
  • (iv) BEAR to undertake resurfacing at Oak Cottage (11th/12th Feb), B863 to north of Creag Mhor (8th – 16th March), North/South Ballachulish Bridge (17th – 23rd March).
  • AOB:
  • (i) Old boathouse foundations in Onich Bay damaged by storm tide – debris inside needs to be extracted to a skip; neighbouring landowner Kevin Barry is offering to assist removal (DW), NLCA has already planned to extract this as an activity, and HC can provide a skip.
  • (ii) (DW) Onich Bay access ramp to shore has been undercut by storm tides – is this Onich Common Grazings responsibility/property?
  • (iii) (DW) Culvert exposed midway between ramp and Onich Hotel – 4/5 feet deep, full of seaweed.
  • (iv) (CC) Access issues to Achnalea due to (twice daily) parking congestion at St. Brides School.
  • Meeting closes:  8.26pm.
  • Next meeting date: Thursday 5th March, 2020.


  1. IJ to respond to TS to question whether 40mph appropriate given the carriageway consistently being unfit for purpose.
  2. AB to forward Glenmorvern issues to HC Access Forum.
  3. CC to continue pursuing a response from Hydroplan.
  4. DW to monitor state of Onich Bay for storm damage, and investigate ownership/responsibilities.