A future built
on heritage


The land on which Lochaven is built belonged to three generations of the McNab family, who farmed here for 100 years. As the land transitions from its farming heritage to a new residential community, Dacland came to know Laurie McNab and his sister Val, and enjoyed their many stories about growing up here. As with all our communities, we listen to the history of the land and work with its natural features to create a legacy for future generations. To acknowledge and honour the family’s Scottish beginnings, Dacland incorporated the McNab family tartan into the design of Lochaven, in its streetscapes and parks. The colours are referenced in Lochaven’s logo and branding, and the McNab family history will be incorporated in Lochaven’s street names and landmarks.

Dacland &
the McNabs


Lochaven in the making

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From Strathlea to Lochaven

A hundred years and counting


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