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The Cairngorms National Park

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Loch Morlich

Contents THE CAIRNGORMS NATIONAL PARK • Map & Listings • Activities & Adventures • Historic Attractions • Whisky Distilleries • Shopping • Family Fun • Great Walks • Eating & Drinking • Amazing Outdoors • Wildlife Watching • Great Golf • Best Beaches • Getting Around • Highland Games

REST OF SCOTLAND • All Attractions

YEAR OF COASTS & WATERS 2020 In 2020, Scotland celebrates its Coasts and Waters with a year-long programme of events and activities which will shine a spotlight on these vital elements of our landscape. From our beautiful natural features including coasts, lochs and rivers to our industrial heritage such as our canals, mills and the creation of our national drink – whisky, Scotland’s Coasts and Waters have shaped our culture, our stories and our way of life.

Join the conversation #YCW2020

Cover Photos: Strathspey Steam Railway; Ace Adventures; Highland Wildlife Park; Landmark Forest Adventure Park. Maps by Ashworth Maps and Interpretation Ltd. Photo Credits: David Hayes; Paul Tomkins, Damian Shields, Jakub Iwanicki, Kenny Lam, VisitScotland; Ace Adventures; Ben Queenbonrough/Shutterstock.com; Tomintoul Gallery; Kilted Fudge Company; Michael Cambell, Cawdor Castle; Jonathon Gourlay, Strathspey Steam Railway; Highland Wildlife Park; Tomatin Distillery; Highland Experience Tours; Loch Insh Outdoor Centre; G2 Outdoors; Quad Bike Treks; Craggan Outdoors; Highland Folk Museum; Balmoral Castle; PipT/Shutterstock.com; John Paul, Diageo; Logie Steading; Spey Valley Shopping; Speyside Centre; Tiso Outdoors; Landmark Forest Adventure Park; Route 7 Cafe; Carrbridge Kitchen; Nethybridge Hotel; Peter Devlin, Forestry and Land Scotland; Mark Caunt/ Shutterstock.com; J.D.A Williamson; Mike Rae, Alvie and Dalraddy Estate; Carrbridge Golf Club; Badenoch & Strathspey Community Transport; Ballater Highland Games. Published by Landmark Press, Station Road, Carrbridge, Inverness-shire PH23 3AP E: sales@landmark-press.com T: 01479 841900. All editorial, maps and covers are printed on paper from sustainable managed forests. Every effort is made to ensure that the information in this publication is accurate. However, we do not accept liability if information is incorrect. Please double check details with attractions/event organisers before visiting.


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Things to See and Do IN THE CAIRNGORMS NATIONAL PARK

Leaflets for many of the attractions in The Cairngorms National Park can be found directly after this page. Locations are shown on the map overleaf. (FLS) Forestry and Land Scotland (HS) Historic Scotland 1 Harris Tweed Shop 6 Aviemore Quad Bike Treks l l Iconic Harris tweeds, Designer, Classic and Quad treks on off-road tracks and trails Traditional clothing along with stunning accessories for Ladies and Gents. Come and visit. Main Street, Newtonmore, PH20 1DD www.harristweedshop.com Tel: 01540 670188

@ Rothiemurchus, Aviemore. Stunning views of mountain and moorland scenery. Families, groups and individuals welcome. PH22 1QH. T: 01479 812345. www.quadtreksaviemore.com

2 Highland Folk Museum in l Newtonmore

7 Glenmore Forest Park (FLS) l Situated in the Cairngorms National

3 Loch Insh Outdoor Centre & l Boathouse Restaurant

8 Cairngorm Mountain l Discover Cairngorm Mountain year-round

Step back into highland history at our award winning 80 acre site complete with 1700s Township, 1930s sweetie shop (with all your favourites), working croft and much much more. Open Easter to end October. Tel: 01349 781650. PH20 1AY

Wildlife Passenger Boat (12 seater), Watersports, River Trips, Dry Ski Slope, Archery, Fishing, Bikes. Hire/instruction. 3 Play Areas for Children, Lochside trail. Restaurant, bar, gift shop. Wheelchair access. PH21 1NU Tel: 01540 651272. www.lochinsh.com

Park, the impressive pinewoods and the spectacular Loch Morlich make this a must visit destination. The visitor centre and cafe are a great place to relax and take in the stunning surroundings. www.forestryandland.gov.scot/glenmorefp

- great viewpoint, mountain exhibition, tubing, guided walks, snow-sports, Café, Cas Bar & Shop - a great outdoor adventure at one of Scotland’s top visitor attractions! cairngormmountain.co.uk | 01479 861261.

9 Tiso Aviemore Outdoor l Experience

4 Zip Trek and Adventure Park l Now with 2 courses to choose from there’s

Aviemore’s one-stop-shop for Outdoor clothing, footwear, camping, cycling, skiing, watersports & climbing equipment. Qualified boot fitting, bike and ski servicing. Café, soft play, Changing Places, free parking. www.tiso.com Tel: 01479 788840.

double the fun. Flying through the forest and over a gorge at 40mph 150ft up there’s fun for everyone. T: 01540 651777. www.zippark.co.uk

12 Family Fun at Macdonald l Aviemore Resort

You’ll find everything you need for a fun day out from soft play and activity rooms to a cinema, beauty treatments and luxury shopping. Tel: 0344 879 9152. www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/aviemore

13 The Strathspey Railway l Aviemore - Boat of Garten - Broomhill

Experience steam rail travel through the Highlands of Scotland. Three train journeys per operating day, with on board catering. Special Events throughout the year. Book Online - www.strathspeyrailway.co.uk

14 Loch Garten Nature Centre l RSPB Scotland

The Nature Centre (formally the Osprey Centre) is a great place for all the family. Nestled by the loch side, exploring this ancient forest is a truly magical experience. Centre open seasonally. Tel: 01479 831476. rspb.org.uk/lochgarten PH24 3BY

15 Nethy Bridge Golf l Challenging, picturesque 9 hole golf course in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Visitors welcome. Cafe. PH25 3EB nethygolf.com Tel. 01479 821305.

10 Route 7 Café l Located in the Highland Home Centre,

5 G2 Outdoor l Tripadvisor centre of excellence for

adventure activities like white-water rafting, canyoning and gorge walking. We also offer snow-sports in the winter. T: 01540 651784. www.g2outdoor.co.uk

Route 7 Café serves high quality, freshly prepared food throughout the day. Available for private functions, special events and BBQ parties. Tel: 01479 816298. PH22 1ST www.highlandhomecentre.com/ route-7-cafe

11 Spey Valley Shopping l Browse Aviemore’s luxury department

store at Macdonald Aviemore Resort. You’ll find leading brands for the whole family and home. www.speyvalleyshopping.co.uk Tel: 0344 879 9152.

16 Landmark Forest Adventure Park l Voted by TripAdvisor as one of the Top 10

Parks in the UK! Landmark has everything from a family roller-coaster and water slides to high ropes-courses and Butterfly House. Don’t miss Scotland’s Biggest & Best Dinosaur Experience – Dinosaur Kingdom! 01479 841 613. www.landmarkpark.co.uk


17 Cairn Hotel l An authentic, rustic Highland Inn, serving

seasonal menus, using the best local produce in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park. Great choice of ales, malts & Scottish gins. Carrbridge, PH23 3AS T: 01479 841212. E: stay@cairnhotel.co.uk

21 The Glenlivet Distillery 27 Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre l l Home of the world famous malt in the heart Open 7 days with a range of tours and of Speyside. Classic tours and specialist tastings. Whisky Shop and Café. AB38 7BS Opening times & online bookings go to www.theglenlivet.com T: 01340 821 720.

22 Glen Grant Distillery & Gardens l The only Malt Distillery named after its

founding owners. Discover the story behind “Single Malt Whisky as it Should Be”. Take a leisurely stroll in our beautifully restored Victorian Garden. Tel: 01340 832118/123. www.glengrant.com AB38 7BS

18 Speyside Centre l Family run attraction & visitor information

centre with Restaurant famous for it’s Clootie Dumplings, Gift/Antique & Whisky Shops, Garden Centre specialising in heather, Red squirrel/Bird viewing area, Play Area & ‘Peat Reek’ visitor experience. Tel: 01479 851359. PH26 3PA

23 Strathisla Distillery l Home of Chivas, the world’s first luxury

whisky. Enjoy a tour, bespoke tasting, cocktail or our Chivas Blending Experience. For full details and online booking at www.maltwhiskydistilleries.com T: 01542 783044.

24 Balmoral Estate l Scottish home to the Royal Family.

malt whiskies. www.tomatin.com/about T: 01463 248144. IV13 7YT E-mail:visitors@tomatin.com

28 The Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition l Experience the World Famous Exhibition, a

5 Star (visitscotland) Attraction. Browse the Whisky, Nessie, Cashmere and Kiltmaker Shops. Ancestral Names. Loch Cruises, Cobbs Cafe and Restaurant. Tel: 01456 450 573. www.lochness.com IV63 6TU

29 Fiddler’s Highland Restaurant l Good Highland Food, served by friendly

staff in our Restaurant with an Awardwinning Whisky selection. Locally-brewed Beers, Scottish Craft Gins and Spirits served in our bar alongside Freshly Fried Fish & Chips from our Food Truck. Dinner Bookings Essential. Tel: 01456 450678. www.fiddledrum.co.uk IV63 6TX

Gardens, exhibitions and Castle Ballroom display. Audio tour in six languages. Gift shop & Café. Tel: 013397 42534. www.balmoralcastle.com

30 Dolphin Spirit Inverness l Experience the wildlife of the beautiful

19 Discover Grantown-on-Spey l Visit our traditional Highland town with

stunning architecture, attractive Town Square, independent shops/cafes and informative museum, surrounded by beautiful scenery and miles of woodland walks. www.grantownonline.com

Moray Firth, home to bottlenose dolphins, aboard the spacious Dolphin Spirit Boat. Tel: 0754 480 0620. www.dolphinspirit.co.uk IV1 1FF

l Discover Highland Perthshire and the 25 SegwayEcosse

spectacular grounds of Atholl Estates on our rugged Segway X2s, with escorted tours from Blair Castle Caravan Park. T: 0845 548 2270. info@segway-ecosse.com

20 The Pagoda l Do you have what it takes to escape from

the Wolf of Badenoch’s Lair? Can you stop a bombing raid on a POW camp in the Singaporean Jungle? 2-6 players per room. Ages 10+. Call 01479 873877. www.escape-cairngorms.co.uk

31 Cawdor Castle l Built in 1370 with a history extending to

Macbeth. 3 Award-winning gardens, 9-hole Golf Course, Courtyard Café & Snack Bar, 3 Shops, Nature Trails. Apr-Oct. 10am-5.30pm (Last admission 5pm). IV12 5RD Tel: 01667 404401. www.cawdorcastle.com

26 Blair Atholl Bike Hire l Perfectly situated to explore more than 50

miles of paths & tracks along rivers, through forests and into the stunning glens of Cairngorms National Park. T: 0845 548 2270. bikes@blairathollbikehire.co.uk

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Activities & adventures

ou’ll be spoilt for choice with the range of exciting activities on offer here.

Loch Insh Outdoor Centre

With a network of trails through ancient pine forests and up into the hills, mountain biking opportunities here are in a league of their own. Among the adrenalin options are white water rafting, canyoning, river tubing, gorge walking and riding the Highlands’ longest zip wire. Watersports include kayaking, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing and paddle boarding. The fishing here for salmon and sea trout is among the best in Scotland. There are several riding stables with trekking and trail riding for all abilities or you could take a quad bike into the hills. In winter Cairngorm and the nearby Lecht 2090 offer some of the best skiing and snowboarding in Scotland. For a bit of extra variety you could try your hand at dog sledding. Go for it!

Quad Bike Treks

G2 Outdoors


Activities & Adventures Loch Insh Outdoor Centre

G2 Outdoors Approved by: ABRS • TRSS

• Highland Pony Stud & Museum • Pony Trekking • Carriage Rides • Kids Pony Rides All Ages • Trail Riding • Working & Learning Holidays • Stag, Hen & Birthday Parties

Tel: 01540 670000 Craggan Outdoors

www.highlandhorsefun.com


Activities & Adventures

FUN ACTIVITIES ALL YEAR ROUND

Spring/ Summer

Viewpoint

Ranger Walks

ATV Experiences

Exhibition

Mountain Garden

Cairngorm Cafe & Cas Bar

Tubing

Geocaching

ALL YEAR ROUND - Cairngorm Cafe & Cas Bar / Shopping / Viewpoint

Autumn/ Winter Viewpoint Skiing Snowboarding Cairngorm Cafe & Cas Bar

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BEST OUTDOOR VENUE

Over 50 years experience A place to come and get away from it all... lovely walks, cycle routes, be adventurous and try one of the watersports or simply come and enjoy a coffee with an amazing Highland view....

www.lochinsh.com


Welcome to Loch Insh Outdoor Centre.

Loch Insh is the ideal holiday destination or simply a great place for a family day out.

Watersports Restaurant

A range of watersports are on offer including: sail sports, paddle sports, raft building, fishing, rowing and pedalos on the loch.

Outdoor Activities

Off the water we have our 60m dry ski slope, archery, play parks and great team building apparatus!

Wildlife Boat Tours

The Boathouse Restaurant boasts the most spectacular view and enjoys amazing sunsets. Devour hearty dishes from locally sourced suppliers that won’t break the bank. Breakfast 8-10, Lunch 12-4, Dinner 5-8. Opening hours may vary Nov - Feb , please check the web site for times. If you are looking for something more relaxing then the walks surrounding Loch Insh are a must, or board the wildlife cruises and let our experts introduce you to all of Loch Insh’s wildlife including our spectacular ospreys. “Quiet and good area for lots of walks. Chalet was comfortable and homely.” 2018 “We enjoyed a fabulous evening meal watching a stunning sunset over Loch Insh” 2018

“Great family escape, in an amazing location” 2017

Gift Shop and Bar Instructor Training Residential Courses Loch-side Log Cabins

Bed & Breakfast Bunkhouse

01540 651272

“Kayaking. A must do when staying in the area” 2017 BEST OUTDOOR VENUE

Days Tickets Kids £30 Adults £40


QUAD BIKE TREKS A V I E M O R E

EXCLUSIVELY @ ROTHIEMURCHUS Tel: 01479 812 345 Book Online: rothiemurchus.net Email: hello@rothie.net www.quadtreksaviemore.com


QUAD BIKE TREKS A V I E M O R E ESTABLISHED 2000 OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND Our experienced guides will take you on an exciting outdoor adventure exploring the ancient pine forest and moorlands of Rothiemurchus. Join us for an exclusive opportunity to discover this magical landscape which

THE NITTY GRITTY One hour treks including instruction Treks run in all weathers Wear suitable outdoor clothing Varied off road terrain

we help look after for future generations to enjoy. Take in the breathtaking mountain scenery, get close to Highland coos and maybe even spot a red squirrel.

Experienced guides

Plenty of photo opportunities...

Fully automatic quad bikes

Don’t forget to bring a camera!

Group activities & corporate packages Minimum age 12

WHERE TO FIND US

TO INVERNESS (30 MILES)

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CAIRNGORM MOUNTAIN Rothiemurchus, Ski Road, Aviemore PH22 1QH

The quad trekking at Rothiemurchus is run by The Norton Family who have more than 30 years experience in providing off road activities.

Rothiemurchus

01479 812 345 www.quadtreksaviemore.com

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escorted tours from Blair Castle Caravan Park Get off the beaten track on our amazing and rugged Segway X2s the newest fun way to get around off-road on two wheels. Our silent and powerful personal transporters are equipped with the latest technology to help you safely navigate the toughest of terrain. Glide around the spectacular grounds of Atholl Estates, with escorted tours from Blair Castle Caravan Park. The perfect setting for: Family Fun Days Group Celebrations Corporate Events

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www.segway-ecosse.com www.segway-ecosse.com Woodland Segway Tour

Forest Segway Tour

Estate Explorer Segway Tour

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(90 minutes) - after 3pm only

Safety equipment & training provided

Booking essential (phone or email)

0845 548 2270

info@segway-ecosse.com

Reception Centre Blair Castle Caravan Park Blair Atholl Perthshire PH18 5SR

For details on activity restrictions, opening times, terms & conditions: www.segway-ecosse.com


Come & Explore Highland Perthshire by Bike BlairAtholl Bike Hire is perfectly situated to make the most of some of the best natural mountain bike trails in the UK. A ½ mile ride up a quiet lane from our car park connects you directly with a network of more than 50 miles of paths, tracks and trails, taking you along rivers, through forests and into the stunning glens of the Cairngorm National Park.

We want you to enjoy Highland Perthshire as much as we do so we will provide you with the best hire bikes for your chosen quest, along with route information and advice to make your experience as relaxed or as adventurous as you want.

Booking essential (phone or email)

Visit www.blairathollbikehire.co.uk for booking forms

We hire: • mountain bikes • child bikes • child trailers

0845 548 2270

helmets, locks & pumps supplied free with every hire

bikes@blairathollbikehire.co.uk www.blairathollbikehire.co.uk Reception Centre, Blair Castle Caravan Park, Blair Atholl, Perthshire, PH18 5SR


Ruthven Barracks

Historic attractions Forts and Barracks A lawless and roadless part of Britain where rebellions were frequent, the Highlands were once a major headache for the government. To sort out the problem, in the 1700s the region was garrisoned with troops. Forts and barracks were built and linked by new roads and bridges. This is the place to get an idea of the effort and investment that went into pacifying this area not so long ago. The splendid, now ruined, Ruthven Barracks, near Kingussie, once provided accommodation for 120 soldiers and 28 horses. It is a great place to visit, with superb views over the Insh marshes. Just over the hill on Donside is the impressive castle of Corgarff. It was rebuilt as a barracks in 1748, with a new star-shaped outer wall pierced by musket loops. Highland Folk Museum

Balmoral Castle

River Highway Long before canoeists paddled on the Spey, the river and its tributaries were used to float timber down from the great pine forests of Abernethy, Rothiemurchus and Glenmore to shipbuilding yards at the river mouth. You can still see traces of the old log floating dams at the outflows of Loch Morlich, Loch an Eilein and Loch Einich.

Townships and Sheilings Had you visited the Cairngorms 250 years ago you would not have seen a town, village or even an individual farm. People then lived in scattered townships of a few heather thatched houses and farmed the land in common. In the summer women and children went up into the hills with the cattle and stayed in small turf huts or sheilings. Ruins of these long deserted settlements, often marked in this area by an old larch tree, are easy to find. The Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore has an excellent example of a rebuilt township.


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Balmoral S C O T T I S H H O M E T O T H E R O YA L F A M I LY

■ Castle Ballroom with treasures illustrating over 160 years of Royal ownership.

■ See the gardens where the flowers, fruit and vegetables are grown for the Royal guests.

■ Enjoy a series of waymarked trails which lead you

around some of the best view points on the estate.

■ Relax in our 100 seat licensed café and enjoy a light meal or snack.

■ Landrover and trailer ride from the ticket office to the tour start point and back included in your admission.

Dogs are welcome in the grounds & gardens on a lead

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■ Audio Tour available in six languages

(FR, DE, IT, ES, NL & GB) included in your admission.

■ Loan of wheelchairs and Battricars included in your admission (subject to availability).


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Balmoral Safaris

Accompany a Ranger on a fascinating tour of Balmoral Estate. The safari takes us through the manicured parkland and gardens in front of Balmoral Castle and then onwards through the Highland Pony Stud to enter the ancient Caledonian Pine Forest. This is one of the country’s most important habitats and home to the elusive Capercaillie.

Situated in stunning locations on the 50,000 acre Balmoral Estate, we have a range of holiday cottages for rent. From cosy cottages for two up to a hunting lodge built for Queen Victoria that sleeps up to eight people. Please contact the Estates Office or website for further details.

Advanced booking essential. Please check availability, book and pay all online at www.balmoralcastle.com

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Open from 1st April to 2nd August 2020, 7 days a week, 10am until 5pm. Last admissions 4.30pm.

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LOCH NESS

CENTRE & EXHIBITION

VISITOR ATTRACTION

Since 1980

2020/21 OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND “A portal to the unique natural phenomenon that is Loch Ness” Scottish Natural Heritage

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Tel: 01456 450573

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VISITOR ATTRACTION

The Exhibition A truly fascinating experience revealing the legends, historical and natural wonders of the worlds most famous loch

The Whisky Shop Sample one of our local Malts or try our alcohol free Liqueurs

VISITOR ATTRACTION

Cruises on the Loch

Kiltmakers Try on

Why not take a scenic cruise on Loch Ness, running hourly from the Centre with breathtaking views of Urquhart Castle

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a traditional Scottish kilt and perhaps find your Family Tartan. Large selection of mens, ladies and childrenswear available.

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your ancestors and have you seen your family crest?

Officially branded ‘Nessie’ merchandise uniquely available here.

Coffee Shop

Gifts from Scotland Menswear,

• Fresh Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate . . . • Home baking and cakes • Home made Soup, Sandwiches and much more

Ladieswear, Tartan Shop, Cashmere & Woollens, Outdoor Wear, Whisky, Shortbread, ... and much more

DIRECTIONS: FROM INVERNESS, follow the Loch Ness Trail south along the A82 to Drumnadrochit. FROM DRUMNADROCHIT, follow A82 signs for Inverness, TURN RIGHT over the bridge and look for this Building.

01456 450573 www.lochness.com


Home of the Thanes of Cawdor for over 600 years

Facilities at Cawdor Audio Guide available in 8+ languages Licensed Courtyard CafĂŠ . Coffee House . Wool Shop Gift Shop . Highland Shop . Flower Garden Wild Garden . Walled Garden . Nature Trails 9 Hole Golf Course . Putting Green . Picnic Area Free Coach and Car Parks

Open every day

11th April - 4th October 2020 10am - 5.30pm (last admission 5pm) T: 01667 404401 E: info@cawdorcastle.com W: www.cawdorcastle.com


The Castle

The Gardens

Built around a holly tree which can be seen in the famous Tree Room at the base of the 14th century Tower. Inhabitated by the Dowager Countess Cawdor, turnpike stairs, massive walls warmed by rare tapestries and its original kitchens blend with fascinating contemporary art and sculpture in this unique living home.

Cawdor’s world class gardens are not to be missed. Herbaceous borders, roses, rhododendrons, the rare blue poppy, spring bulbs, contemporary sculptures and a wild garden. In Cawdor Big Wood are splendid trees and nature trails.

Audio Guided Tour

Interesting and informative Audio Guided Tour of the Castle available in 8+ languages. Learn the history of the castle and the beautiful artifacts and antiques within.

Gift Shop

Specially selected gifts ranging from keepsake souviners, clothing and accessories to Christmas decorations & jewellery.

Highland Shop

Scottish gifts from all over the Highlands, tartan, tweed, local gin and whisky and a vast selection of books.

Wool Shop

The finest Luxury Woollens. Beautifully crafted local cashmere, a wide range of natural products including fair-trade mohair, possum, merino and lambswool.

Courtyard Café

Visit our licensed Courtyard Café and try our delicious home-baking, afternoon teas and traditional Scottish fare from local produce.

Coffee House & Golf Course

Grab a coffee and snack before heading out onto our 9-Hole Golf Course. Suitable for all golfing abilities with fantastic views of the Moray Firth.

Auchindoune Gardens

Summer home to the Dowager Countess Cawdor with living links to Tibet, formal and vegetable gardens, an orchard and arboretum, there is much to be enjoyed and discovered in the gardens of Auchindoune House. Located 2 miles from Cawdor Castle - Open Tuesdays and Thursdays only - May, June and July 10am - 4pm.

Open every day

11th April - 4th October 2020 10am - 5.30pm (last admission 5pm)

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Distilleries

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Speyside, on the lower reaches of the River Spey, is the heartland of the Scotland’s malt whisky industry. The 50 distilleries in this small area produce 60% of the country’s malt whisky. Amongst the world famous distilleries you’ll discover here are: The Glenlivet; Glen Grant; Glen Moray; Glenfiddich; Strathisla and The Macallan. A recent addition is the small family owned Ballindalloch Distillery. Closer to Strathspey are the award winning Tomatin Distillery, just up the A9 from Aviemore, and Dalwhinnie, Scotland’s highest distillery. Further east is Lochnagar on Deeside. Also well worth visiting is the Speyside Cooperage in Aberlour – makers and repairers of 150,000 oak casks per year for the local malt whisky industry.

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Malt whisky distilleries offer a variety of behind-thescenes tours. Here you’ll experience the processes that have to be gone through before a grain of barley is converted into a drop of malt whisky. Most distilleries have excellent shops where you can buy a range of their single malts of varying ages, many of them unobtainable elsewhere. Some distilleries even bottle rare single cask whiskies.

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Whisky Distilleries We invite you to the heart of Scotland’s whiskymaking country to experience the rare conditions of our remote location. You’ll learn how our founder, George Smith established the first licensed distillery in the parish of Glenlivet and defended it from smugglers. enjoy a classic tour, Join us for a unique outdoor experience OR go off the beaten track FOR a culinary safari while you enjoy one of the most stunning views in Speyside. Choose your experience at: theglenlivet.COM

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Speyside Distillery Speyside Distillery, set in the foothills of the Cairngorm Mountains in Glen Tromie. Still hand distilling in time-honoured, artisan tradition. Award Winning Single Malt Whiskies and Hand Crafted Gins.

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Speyside Distillery’s Visitor Centre in the heart of Aviemore. Open Daily - Whisky & Gin Tastings; Bookings for Distillery Visits Aviemore Retail Park, PH22 1AF T: 01479 810126. E: thesnug@speysidedistillers.co.uk

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Coffee Shop Try our range of Illy Italian coffees, tantalise your

tastebuds with homebakes and relax in peaceful surroundings.

Whisky Tour Follow the production process from mashing to distilling and enjoy a tasting.

Gardens Walk around secluded Victorian Gardens, see the waterfall, glimpse deer and red squirrels - enjoy a picnic.

Shop Choose from Exclusive Glen Grant

merchandise. Buy our range of quality single malt whiskies. OPENING TIMES November to March (inclusive)

Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 4.30pm (Last tour 3.30pm) Sunday CLOSED

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Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 5pm (Last tour 4pm) Sunday 11am - 5pm (Last tour 4pm) Tours leave regularly. Booking advised 01340 832118

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Admission charge is ÂŁ7.50 for the Glen Grant Distillery and Victorian Garden. Children under 18 years old are free of charge. Children under the age of 8 are not admitted to the production areas, though they are welcome in the visitor centre and garden where they can discover the Animal Trail. Glen Grant Distillery Rothes, Aberlour AB38 7BS Tel +44 (0)1340 832118 www.glengrant.com


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here is no shortage of unique shopping experiences awaiting discovery here. Aviemore is well known as a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and the shops reflect this interest. There is nowhere better in Scotland to kit yourself out with the best gear, whether you are hill walking, climbing, mountain biking, canoeing or kayaking. For fishing, head to Grantown on Spey where you’ll discover one of the best angling shops in Scotland. Speyside Centre

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THE LUXURY DEPARTMENT STORE

DESIGNER BRANDS IN THE HEART OF AVIEMORE Fashion • Accessories • Food & Drink • Toys • Home • Health & Beauty • Cafe Open Monday - Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm. Located in the centre of Aviemore at Macdonald Aviemore Resort. Free parking.

For more information visit www.speyvalleyshopping.co.uk Find us just off the main A9 between Perth and Inverness. Exit A9 at Aviemore (PH22 1PN). For more information call 0344 879 9152


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FOR THE HOME

FASHION

If you’re looking for a statement accessory or new gadget for your home or garden we’ve got a wonderful display of soft furnishings, pictures, decorations and kitchenware.

Our extensive fashion department includes a wide range of leading brands from French Connection and Barbour to Dubarry and Ugg. We’ve also got childrenswear too.

ACCESSORIES

HEALTH & BEAUTY

We’re constantly updating our seasonal collections from well known luggage brands Radley, Modalu and Fiorelli and showcase beautiful jewellery including work from Scottish designer Sheila Fleet amongst others.

Immerse your senses with a visit to our health and beauty department including a range of products used by our own beauty therapists on the resort.

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GIFTS

With mouth-watering farmhouse cheeses, luxury chocolates, local gins and whiskies plus more more there's something unique for everyone.

Whether you’re looking for a special souvenir from your trip to the Highlands, a treat for yourself or a special gift for a friend we’ve plenty to choose from.

FOR CHILDREN

CAFE

If mum and dad look the part then why shouldn’t the little ones too? By popular demand we stock a range of fashion brands for little ones too, together with toys, books and holiday essentials.

Next door and all under one roof you’ll find our cafe, the perfect spot for a coffee, cake, lunch or afternoon tea.

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For more information visit www.speyvalleyshopping.co.uk Find us just off the main A9 between Perth and Inverness. Exit A9 at Aviemore (PH22 1PN). For more information call 0344 879 9152

At Macdonald Aviemore Resort there's also a cinema, restaurants and bars, children's soft play and a championship golf course nearby.


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he Cairngorms has to be Scotland’s top region for its range and quality of family attractions and activities.

Strathspey Steam Railway

For fun, discovery and adventure go to the Landmark Forest Adventure Park. The outstanding Highland Wildlife Park is the place to meet polar bears, wolves, Amur tigers and snow leopards. Enjoy a wilder wildlife experience by joining the reindeer herders on their daily visits to their herd. For a journey back in time take a trip on the Strathspey Steam Railway with its special family events, or visit the Highland Folk Museum, the superb open air museum with 30 historic houses and lots of activities. For more strenuous activities you could try the Zip Trek Adventure Park or get afloat at Loch Insh Outdoor Centre, and go whitewater rafting, canoeing or gorge walking. In winter and spring Cairngorm Mountain offers some of the best skiing in Scotland with a wide range of pistes. This is one of the top spots in the UK for mountain biking, with a network of trails and many bike hire operators. There are plenty of options for playing golf, pony trekking or catching that first trout! On sunny days Loch Morlich with its golden beach and watersports centre is a great place to relax!

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FAMILY DAYS OUT AT M ACDONALD AVIEMORE RESORT

• Soft Play Centre • Children's Activity Rooms • Spey Valley Cinema • Luxury Department Store • Restaurants & Bars • Beauty Treatments • Championship Golf OPEN EVERY DAY YEAR ROUND DEPARTMENT STORE OPEN MONDAY - SATURDAY FIND US JUST OFF THE MAIN A9 BETWEEN PERTH & INVERNESS. EXIT AT AVIEMORE PH22 1PN .

Find out more at www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/aviemore Book your cinema tickets online at www.speyvalleycinema.co.uk or call us on 0344 879 9152


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Family Fun

A warm welcome awaits you!

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Spend a day – experience centuries! Cuir seachad latha – blas air na linntean! www.highlandfolk.com Tel: 01349 781650 Opening Hours April to August 10.30-17.30 September and October 11.00-16.30


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iscover the finest walking that Scotland has to offer.

Some of the finest country walking is here, with a network of trails through superb Caledonian pine forests, long glens stretching deep into the hills and easy access on well-made paths to the high ground. To get a flavour of these forests try the path around beautiful Loch an Eilein with its island castle. Equally inspiring are the many trails in Glenmore, especially that go through the Pass of Ryvoan to the Green Lochan.

Lochan Uaine, Green Loch

For a longer low level walk try the path through the Forest of Rothiemurchus and on up Glen Einich into the heart of the Cairngorms. Neighbouring Glen Feshie is another special place with ancient pines, beside a river in an ever narrowing glen. Lairig Ghru, Cairngorms National Park

For details of the great walks near to where you are staying, check out: www.walkhighlands.co.uk


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Eating & DRinking

here is no shortage of great places to eat out, from award winning restaurants to cool cafes, and traditional pubs serving real ale. Wherever you are in the Cairngorms National Park you’ll not be far from good food. You can dine on board a steam train, or eat in the UK’s highest restaurant. From AA rosette restaurants, to boathouse bistros, delis, and cafes there is many a gem awaiting discovery. A licensed family run café serving freshly roasted coffee from the Inverness Coffee Roasting company, beers from The Black Isle Brewery and a selection of wines. Breakfast, lunches, including daily specials, and light snacks are available, as well as a range of home made pies and cakes. Using locally sourced produce wherever possible. Dietary requirements catered for. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free.

Carrbridge Kitchen

Main Street, Carrbridge PH23 3AS 01479 841442 www.facebook.com/CarrbridgeKitchen


Eating & Drinking

Rowan Tree Country Hotel Loch Alvie, Aviemore PH22 1QB

The Cross at Kingussie 01540 661166 www.thecross.co.uk email: relax@thecross.co.uk

Fine dining restaurant set in 4 acres of beautiful woodland beside the Gynack Burn. We serve lunch, afternoon tea & dinner reservations required. We also have 8 ensuite double/twin bedrooms to complete a relaxing stay.

Evening meals in a homely and inviting country setting. Fine dining with locally sourced produce, freshly prepared and cooked to perfection.

AA 3 Red Rosettes Good Food and Michelin Guides 2020 Good Hotel Guide César Award “Scottish Hotel of the Year 2017”

Situated on beautiful Loch Alvie, 2 miles south of Aviemore on the B9152. Call now on

01479810207

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Nethybridge Hotel Inverness-Shire

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Local Food made with Passion. Scotlands private catering specialists Based in the Highlands, we are a private catering company who offer catering for Weddings, Hen Doos, Parties, Meetings and other events. We also offer clean, fresh, healthy and convenient lunches, snacks and smoothies delivered directly to your workplace or home throughout the week, covering the Cairngorms and Inverness.

• Two bars and restaurant • Open Fires • Free parking and Gardens

for outdoor dining • Free Wifi • Delicious food served from 12 noon-2pm and 6pm-8.30pm • Sunday Roast, Soup & Sandwiches, classics like the Nethy Burger, Steak Pie and Steaks • Function rooms available up to 140 max • 70 En-Suite Bedrooms

Nethy Bridge, Inverness-Shire PH25 3DP

Tel: 01479 821203

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15 High Street Grantown-on-Spey PH26 3EG Tel: 01479 873377 E: theweepuffin@outlook.com

Open 7 days 8.30am - 4.30pm Breakfast - Lunch BBQ Hut - Private Hire Coee - Cakes - Ice Cream Located within the

Highland Home Centre 18 Spey Valley Business Park, Aviemore, PH22 1ST

01479 812 433 / 01479 816 298 Nethybridge Hotel

THE CAIRN HOTEL Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2018

We are passionate about good wholesome food, crafted from the best the Highlands have to offer in creating our seasonal gastro-pub style menus, at bar meal prices. We stock a good range of cask ales from the Highlands and Islands, and carefully selected range of more than 60 malt whiskies.

T: 01479 841 212 | E: info@cairnhotel.co.uk | www.cairnhotel.co.uk Main Road, Carrbridge, Inverness-shire


VISITING LOCH NESS? - VISIT FIDDLER’S ON THE VILLAGE GREEN, DRUMNADROCHIT

SCOTLAND’S BEST WHISKY BARWHISKY - 2019 BAR FOUR VOTED TIMES VOTED SCOTLAND’S BEST MALT

FIDDLER’S Highland Restaurant & Malt Whisky Bar Established 1991

“Whisky - it’s in our blood”

LOCH NESS CRAFT KITCHEN AND BAR The best of Scotland’s Craft Beers & Malt Whiskies to enjoy alongside the tastiest Scottish Fish & Chips, Hot Sandwiches and Beer Snacks. All available to Take Away. Children Welcome. The Village Green, Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness, Inverness-shire, Scotland IV63 6TX Tel. 01456 450678 E-mail info@fiddledrum.co.uk www.fiddledrum.co.uk


FIDDLER’S On your visit to Loch Ness make sure you stop at Fiddler’s. We are a Traditional Highland Restaurant with an Award-winning Whisky Bar. We are situated on the Great Glen Way and have comfortable rooms available for both Weary Walkers and Contented Diners. We are dedicated to Scotland’s National Drink and pride ourselves on the many awards we have received over the years.

Fiddler’s, The Village Green, Drumnadrochit IV63 6TX Tel: 01456 450678 • Email: info@fiddledrum.co.uk www.fiddledrum.co.uk

FIDDLER’S WHISKY BAR

is a place dedicated to Whisky. You sit surrounded by over 600 bottles of Scotland’s favourite drink. Our Award-winning Selection (Four Times Voted Best in Scotland) is an education. We have Regular Whisky Tastings and Whisky Dinners when we become more than just a Whisky Bar.

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Fiddler’s

Inverness

Offering the best in Scottish Craft Beers and the latest Craft Gins and Spirits from Scotland and beyond, Loch Ness Craft is our new Food and Drink Experience here at Fiddler’s. We serve Traditional Fish and Chips alongside Delicious Hot Sandwiches, Handmade Pies & Smoked Meats & Fish to accompany our Delicious Drinks. During the day we have a selection of Delicious Home-baking available to accompany our Tea and Illy Coffees. Takeaway Available and Children Welcome.

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EAT Surrounded by Whisky, enjoy quality food, freshly prepared & served by our friendly local staff. Local Beef, Venison and Salmon all feature with an accent on Traditional Scottish Ingredients. Try our 3 course Whisky Menu including a Dram or Two and a complimentary nosing glass.

DRINK

Enjoy our Multi-award Winning Selection of Whiskies from all over Scotland. Come and find out why we have been four times voted best in Scotland. We also have over 30 Scottish Beers & Ales to choose from and an interesting Wine List.

STAY Six rooms individually decorated with most en-suite. Quality beds with Goosedown Duvets and Pillows for the Best Sleep in the Highlands Our Healthy Continental Breakfast is served in Fiddler’s Café Bar. Perfect for walkers on the Great Glen Way.

HOW TO FIND US We are situated on the Drumnadrochit Village Green on the A82, opposite the Tourist Information Centre & Loch Ness Cruise Boat departure point, 50 metres from the Bus Stop, 200 metres from both Loch Ness Monster Exhibitions & right on the Great Glen Way. Our Restaurant is open for Lunches & Dinners. Our Café Bar is open all day. Whisky Tastings and Whisky Dinners are available at all times. To avoid disappointment for larger groups please pre-book. We can also help organise trips to local distilleries and sites of interest.


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In Scotland the public have the right of access to most land and inland water, provided they respect the rights of the people and organisations who earn a living from the land, particularly livestock farmers. The Scottish Outdoor Access Code www.outdooraccess-scotland.scot - a really useful document – gives examples of the rights and responsibilities of all users from hill walkers to mountain bikers, kayakers to campers. Essential reading especially for dog owners! Paths have hugely improved in recent years. You’ll find that there are usually a range of well-marked trails wherever you are, especially on land owned by Forestry and Land Scotland. Loch an Eilein Visitor Centre

Rothiemurchus Forest


Amazing Outdoors Enjoy Scotland’s outdoors! Thanks to Scotland’s progressive access rights, everyone is welcome to enjoy walking, camping, mountain biking, kayaking, horse riding, ski touring and many more outdoor activities, as long as you follow some basic advice. Simply: The Cairngorms Trust: Inspiring communities and visitors to love and support the landscapes, wildlife and local culture. Encouraging sustainable and community led local development within the Cairngorms National Park.

Have you enjoyed your visit to the National Park? Donate at justgiving.com/cairngormstrust

• See www.cairngormstrust.org.uk for this year’s Campaign Projects • Follow us on social media links • Use #lovethecairngorms and we will share your photos Scottish Charity Number: SC046495 T: 01479 870543

E: cairngormstrust@cairngorms.co.uk

• Take responsibility for your own actions • Respect the interests of other people • Care for the environment Find out all the detail in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, especially if you’re camping or have a dog with you.


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If you’re hankering after some Strathspey specials, such as crested tit and Scottish crossbill, then try the trails network on the Rothiemurchus Estate. Orient yourself at the visitor centre beside the B970 ‘ski road’, then enjoy one of the many woodland and loch-side walks, including the delightful trail around Loch an Eilein. Go to the estate’s trout fishery, close to the bridge over the Spey at Aviemore, to see ospreys trying for fast-food take-aways in summer.

Caledonian pinewoods In the hamlet of Glenmore, about 6 miles from Aviemore, the Glenmore Visitor Centre will help you to get your bearings before sampling some of the walks through the Caledonian pinewoods here. Watch for red squirrels and signs of pine martens on the tracks.

Red Squirrel

The original ospreys The osprey eyrie you can see from the Loch Garten Osprey Centre in Abernethy Forest is perhaps the world’s best-watched nest. Ospreys have bred in the area for half a century, with Garten eyrie occupied since 1958. Make the pilgrimage by going along the B970 east of Boat of Garten (the ‘osprey village’) and follow signs along the minor forest road to a car park. Look for voles nibbling nuts under the feeder by the ticket office. At the centre, attractions in addition to the star fish-hawk turn include siskin, great-spotted woodpecker and red squirrel.

Year-round Reindeer

Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

Get the low down on reindeer at the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, almost next door to the Glenmore Visitor Centre. Go on a guided walk to meet some of the heard, then travel up to the Cairngorm car park to gain access to paths across the foot of the Northern Corries.


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his area has some of the best heathland golf courses in Britain. The renowned Boat of Garten Golf Club is perhaps the course that best captures the essence of Highland golf. From its 2nd tee and indeed most parts of the course, the views of the Cairngorms are breathtaking. The spectacular Aviemore Spey Valley course, snaking its way along the River Spey, is one of Scotland’s newest championship golf venues. It is a long and challenging course and includes the longest par 5 in Scotland. With the Cairngorms as a backdrop, it is perhaps also the country’s most scenic course. Other challenging 18 hole courses include Grantown-on-Spey, Newtonmore and Kingussie, with two excellent 9 hole courses at Nethybridge and Carrbridge. The latter is a real gem with a great variety of quite tricky holes, beautifully tended and with fabulous views in all directions. For a familyfriendly course try Craggan Outdoors. Children are particularly welcome here. For detailed information on the outstanding golf courses of the Scottish Highlands, check out: www.golfhighland.com Carrbridge Golf Course


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he best inland beach in Britain has to be Loch Morlich Beach with its golden sands. At the heart of Glenmore Forest, surrounded by ancient Caledonian pine trees, with the Cairngorms towering above the loch, and a water sports centre, this is a superb place to be at all times of the year. Only a short distance from the Cairngorms are the equally superb coastal beaches of Nairn, Culbin, Findhorn, Rosemarkie and the intimate Hopeman Beach with its gaily painted beach huts. Nairn Beach

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Strathspey Steam Railway

Getting Around WW ith a main line railway, a steam train, bus service and many cycle routes, there is no shortage of options for getting around the National Park. You can take your bike on the train, or even use the Strathspey Steam Railway, and hop on and off at 8 different stations. Linking most of these stations are the superb cycle routes/footpaths, the Speyside Way and Badenoch Way. In Deeside, the magnificent off-road Deeside Way stretches all the way from Aberdeen to Ballater. Good local bus services link most communities while car hire is available in Aviemore.

Accessible Transport Services Mon - Fri, 9.30am - 4.30pm The best community transport solution within the Park, with door to door transport, and routes supporting many of the areas’ visitor attractions. Mobility Scooter & Wheelchair loan service. Please book in advance, Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm. T: 01479 810004 or E: info@ct4u.co.uk

For a special experience, drive the Snow Roads scenic route between Grantown-on-Spey and Blairgowrie. The highest public road in Britain, it passes through some of the most outstanding landscapes in the country. Not to be missed!

Badenoch & Strathspey Community Transport

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ne of Scotland’s oldest and highly treasured traditions are the Highland Games.

With a history stretching back nearly 1,000 years to King Malcolm’s search for a royal messenger, each Highland Games includes tests of strength and endurance including the caber toss, hammer throw and weight over height events. Highland culture is also on display with the dancing competitions throughout the day and the massed pipe bands playing at opening and closing ceremonies. There are more than 60 games each year across the country from Skye to St Andrews, and from Halkirk to Cowal.

Gourock

Highland Games

Sunday 10 May 2020

THE START OF THE SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES SEASON, SECOND SUNDAY IN MAY EVERY YEAR. • Pipe band competitions • Traditional highland games • The West of Scotland Highland Dance Championships • Come and try sports - a range of free sporting activities • Mini highland games with Inverclyde active schools • Food and drink village FREE entry all day @GourockHighlandGames

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Highland Games SUNDAY 2ND AND MONDAY 3RD AUGUST 2020 AT THE HAUGHS, TURRIFF, AB53 4EF

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On The Green - Commencing 10.30am

Heavyweight Events - Highland Dancing - Hill Race - Tug-o’-War Light Events - Massed Pipe Bands - Fiddle Competition - Clan Village Country Food Fair - Large Fun Fair - Marquee Discos

The Traditional Highland Games - Since 1867

GRANTOWN SHOW THURSDAY, 13th AUGUST 2020 Starts 9am

300 quality Trade Stands, Food and Drink Marquee, Arts and Crafts Marquee, Shopping Mall, Exhibition Marquee and Industrial and Horticultural Marquee. SUNDAY – Horses and Ponies, Goats, Rabbits, Cavies, Pigeons, Pony Driving, and Open Dog Show. MONDAY – Clydesdale Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Poultry, Show Jumping, Companion Dog Show and Highland Dancing.

Helen M Paterson, Secretary Tel: 01466 781866/07790 268899

Email: helen@turriffshow.org www.turriffshow.org

HEATHFIELD PARK GRANTOWN-ON-SPEY All the usual Cattle, Horse and Sheep Judging Afternoon Events from 1.30pm – Pageant, Vintage Vehicles, Trade Stands, Craft Tent, Fun Fair and lots more Marquee Dance at SHOWFIELD on Friday 14th August from 9pm Telephone (01343) 551113 grantownshow@btinternet.com • www.grantownshow.co.uk

THE annual Farmers’ Club Show takes Heathfield Park 13th 2020.

Strathspey Grantown place in on August

The Livestock Competitions will culminate with the Grand Parade of Winners, followed by an afternoon of entertainment including a Display of Vintage Vehicles and Pageant of Decorated Vehicles. There will also be children’s races, terrier racing and the pets parade to add to the fun, Don’t miss the varied trade stands, domestic marquee, kiddies’ side shows, and much more – indeed there really is something for everyone. The Evening Dance is going to be held on the Friday 14th August.

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Saturday, 5th September, 2020 at the Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park in Braemar Tickets - www.braemargathering.org

... or discover the fascinating history of Highland Games, all year round at The Duke of Rothesay Highland Games Pavilion

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DUNROBIN CASTLE SCOTLAND

THE CASTLE Move through the centuries of habitation by the Dukes and Earls of Sutherland, enjoying the period treasures in the many magnificent rooms open to the public. FALCONRY Enjoy wonderful daily falconry displays in the gardens from April until the end of September. CASTLE RESTAURANT & TEA ROOM Themed around the castle’s own Victorian horse-drawn fire engine. GIFT SHOP Where local craft products feature strongly. AMPLE PARKING SPACE GROUPS WELCOME

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OPEN FROM 1st April to 31st October April & October Daily ....................... 10.30am - 4.30pm Last entry is 4pm

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Please note that Dunrobin Castle is a historic building. As a consequence, there are a number of areas where access is not possible for visitors using a wheelchair or with limited mobility. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss any accessibility issues further before your visit. Wheelchair access to the gardens can be arranged on request.


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Dunrobin CASTLE The most northerly of Scotland’s great houses. It is the largest house in the highlands, with 189 rooms and is one of Britain’s oldest continuously inhabited houses, dating in part from the early 1300s. The Gardens The Gardens were laid out in 1850 by the architect Sir Charles Barry, who was responsible for the Victorian extension to the Castle and who designed the Houses of Parliament. The arrangement of the Gardens, inspired by those at Versailles, have changed little in the 150 years since they were planted. Despite its location so far north, the sheltered Gardens are able to support a surprising range of plants. The Museum - Open 11am to 4pm Built by William, Earl of Sutherland as a Summer House and extended by the 3rd Duke, the Museum houses a collection of hunting trophies and other items brought from all over the world, together with many objects of interest presented to the Museum by friends of the Sutherland family.

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EXPERIENCE OVER 400 YEARS OF HERITAGE - FIRST HAND! “A fascinating experience for all the family” “Wonderful handson activities which the kids loved” “A great way to experience the vibrant local history”

• Hands-on activities for children • Gift Shop • Free Parking • Wheelchair access and loan • Out-of-Hours School & Group visits are welcome, but pre-booking is essential.

Open April to October Monday to Saturday 11am - 4pm Sunday 12 noon - 4pm

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The Glenelg Inn is a traditional Highland Inn with cosy character, lively music nights and superb local Scottish cuisine, all set in a spectacular setting with uninterrupted views over the Sound of Sleat to the Isle of Skye. Gavin Maxwell wrote his classic Ring of Bright Water here from his little cottage at Sandaig and today’s visitor will find a completely unspoilt area full of wildlife and interest. Glenelg itself is home to the original Skye Ferry which carries a few cars at a time across the Kylerhea narrows through the summer months.

Last entry on all days is 3:15pm

www.fraserburghheritage.com Find us on Facebook Tel: 01346 512 888

Quarry Road, Fraserburgh AB43 9DT

Glenelg • Kyle of Lochalsh • Ross-shire • The Highlands • IV40 8JR

T: 01599 522273

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Discover The Queen Mother’s Home in Caithness CASTLE, GARDENS, SHOP & TEAROOM WITH ANIMAL CENTRE FOR CHILDREN Open daily 1st May to Wednesday, 30th September 2020 Closed Monday, 27th July through to Tuesday, 11th August inclusive* Castle open 10.20am to last entries 4.00pm Free parking - limited disabled access. *please check website as dates liable to change

The Castle of Mey is situated on the North coast of Caithness just off the A836 between Thurso and John o’ Groats For further details please telephone 01847 851473 or www.castleofmey.org.uk


A ROYAL HOME When the Queen Mother first saw it, the Castle of Mey was in a poor state of repair. Recently widowed and looking for somewhere to escape from the public eye, she vowed to save the castle from destruction. This she did and in the process, created a much-loved holiday home to which she returned every summer for the rest of her life. The castle today is kept as it was when The Queen Mother was in residence and, with the help of the knowledgeable guides, the visitor gains an irresistible picture of her personality, her interests and her love of life.

The Lost Garden Lovingly Restored

The Visitor Centre

The walled garden was dear to The Queen Mother’s heart and represents a real triumph over the neglect of time and the onslaught of the elements.

The Animal Centre

In the visitor centre you will find our unique shop with many Scottish products also Royal Collection china, a range of Mey Selections and scarves made from The Queen Mother’s own check or the Castle of Mey tweed. The tearoom has stunning views to Orkney on a fine day and serves fresh local produce, cream teas and home baking. The shop and tearoom are open from 1000 hours to 1700 hours; entrance is free and there is easy wheelchair access. Most major credit cards are accepted.

The Animal Centre is only a short walk from the Castle where there are several different breeds of sheep and lambs, a rabbit, a variety of poultry, Daisy the wooden cow who can be milked, Alice the donkey, two goats Libby and Beebe and two pigs. It can be a fascinating experience especially for children.

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DISCOVER...... THE PERFECT DAY OUT AT BRODIE COUNTRYFARE One of Scotland’s Top Independent Department Stores Ladies Fashion & Occasionwear • Menswear • Leisurewear Gifts & Interiors • Traditional Scottish Foodhall • Delicatessen Family Restaurant • Scottish Gifts • Toys & Games • Stationery • Accessories

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Family Restaurant The family restaurant provides the ideal opportunity for a speciality coffee or a meal with family or friends. Every dish is freshly prepared on the premises using only the finest ingredients from the rich natural larder of the North East of Scotland.

“A recommended, relaxing day out to spend with family and friends�

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Foodhall and Delicatessen The newly refurbished Foodhall and Deli stocks the finest selection of Scottish produce as well as an array of delicacies from around the world. Fresh food served from the Deli include meats, cheese, olives, salads and homemade pies. In the Foodhall, there is something to tempt every taste with speciality hampers and a huge selection of oatcakes, chutneys, honey and preserves plus so much more.

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Specially selected toys and games for children of all ages from babies to teens. Games, books, baby gifts and clothing, wooden toys and exciting activity packs. With our regular toy promotions and events, there is fun and games all year round!

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Brodie Countryfare Brodie, by Forres Moray IV36 2TD 01309 641 555 enquiries@brodiecountryfare.com www.brodiecountryfare.com Open 7 days Mon- Sat 9:30am - 5:30pm (Closes 5pm Winter) Sun 10am - 5:30pm (Closes 5pm Winter)

Menswear The Menswear department offers the latest in fashionable casual wear for men, including a wide selection of shirts, trousers and knitwear. Cutting edge brands include Gant, Fynch Hatton and Tommy Hilfiger. Menswear also stocks a selected range of performance outdoor wear and accessories including Schoffel & Aigle.

Gifts and Interiors The Gifts department combines Scottish gifts with an exclusive collection of design led gifts. Kitchenware, bathroom and candle shop, greetings and stationery, luxury cushions and throws and an exciting collection of exclusive furniture. There are hundreds of gift ideas with something for everyone and you will find the service second to none.

Ladies Fashion and Accessories The womenswear department has one of the largest fashion collections in the North with brands including Betty Barclay, Max Mara, Michael Kors and Armani Jeans. Update your wardrobe with a huge choice of fashionable daywear, occasionwear, shoes and accessories.


SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

Perfected by Speyside CRAFTED BY EXPERTISE

The locally malted barley and pure waters of the River Lossie combine to produce this delicate, well-balanced, high quality Speyside single malt scotch whisky, crafted here since 1897. At the Glen Moray distillery you can discover the reality of malt whisky distilling. With over 120 years of production get up close to all the sights, sounds and smells of an authentic working distillery. Let the guide introduce to all the finer points of the production process that turns malted barley, water and yeast into ‘the water of life’.

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SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY The Visitor Centre welcomes you to the world of Glen Moray. Take a tour of the distillery and discover the whisky making processes or enjoy the end results with a tasting from the bar.

OPENING HOURS 

Closed two weeks over Christmas and New Year

MONDAY – FRIDAY 09:00 – 17:00 SATURDAY 09:00 – 17:00 (May – September only)

DISTILLERY TOUR Explore the distillery with one of our guides and see

how we make our award winning single malt. Visit the warehouse to learn about our cask selection process and the variety of whiskies we produce. Finish off with a complimentary tasting of two drams.  Approx. 1 hour. 09:30 • 11:30 •13:30 •15:30 Available: MONDAY – FRIDAY  SATURDAY (May – September only)  09:30 • 11:30 •13:30 •15:30 Admission £7  Under 18’s free of charge. Limited group size, booking advisable.

Tour admissions and group bookings can be made via email: visitor.centre@glen-moray.co.uk

TASTINGS Relax and enjoy a tasting flight at the Visitor Centre.

Each tasting includes 4 different whiskies allowing you to explore a range of expressions for yourself. These can be enjoyed separately or added to a tour reservation for a more in-depth Glen Moray experience.

Available: MONDAY – SATURDAY 10:00 – 16:30 TASTING FLIGHTS AVAILABLE from £5

COFFEE SHOP Start your day with a cooked breakfast, or enjoy a light lunch in our comfortable surroundings. Our coffee shop serves a range of homemade cakes and biscuits, soups and sandwiches, along with daily specials and great Illy coffee. Le

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CASHMERE HERITAGE CENTRE, CLOTHING, COFFEE SHOP AND FREE GUIDED MILL TOURS OPEN 7 DAYS JOHNSTONSOFELGIN.COM NEWMILL ELGIN MORAY IV30 4AF

EASTFIELD MILLS MANSFIELD ROAD HAWICK TD9 8AA

Shop only: 11 MULTREES WALK EDINBURGH EH1 3DQ

Shop only: 4 PILMOUR LINKS ST. ANDREWS KY16 9JG


With over 220 years of experience in working with the world’s finest fibres, Johnstons of Elgin is renowned for luxurious cashmere and fine woollen products, woven and knitted in the heart of Scotland.

The softest cashmere from China and Mongolia, and fine lambswool, is spun, dyed and woven at the original mill on the banks of the River Lossie in Elgin, where Johnstons of Elgin has manufactured for over 200 years. The only remaining British mill to convert natural, raw material into the finished product, Johnstons of Elgin utilises the traditional skills of craftsmen and women, alongside innovative technology and contemporary design.

Our unique family business has heritage and tradition at its core, while we continually push the boundaries of design and innovation to provide our customers with products of the highest possible standard. In our Scottish mills, employing over 1000 people in total, heritage equipment sits side by side with cutting edge technology. This balance of old and new is what makes us so special.

Les plus purs cachemires chinois et mongols ainsi que la fine laine d’agneau sont filés, teints et tissés chez Johnstons, manufacture écossaise de tissu de qualité. Établie en 1797 au bord de la Lossie à Newmill, Elgin, elle est aujourd’hui la seule filature Britannique à produire des tissus luxueux et des produits finis à base de matières brutes naturelles. Son secret : la fusion de l’expérience et de l’expertise de ses artisans et de la technologie de pointe et le design contemporain.

We are proud to hold a Royal Warrant of Appointment as Suppliers of Tweed to HRH The Prince of Wales, recognising our high level of service, quality and excellence. Visitors can find out more about our history and manufacturing processes by taking a free Mill Tour at our Elgin and Hawick sites. Our five-star VisitScotland tourist destinations each have a Heritage Centre, Mill Shop and Coffee Shop. Our Coffee Shops serve the highest quality local produce, from home bakes to Scottish seafood options. Our St Andrews retail store, at 4 Pilmour Links, is a five-star VisitScotland tourist attraction, while our flagship stores at 77 New Bond Street, London and 11 Multrees Walk, Edinburgh offer a unique retail experience with unparalleled customer service.

77 NEW BOND STREET LONDON W1S 1RY T. +44 (0) 207 629 8983

NEWMILL ELGIN IV30 4AF T. +44 (0)1343 554099

One of the world’s foremost producers of cashmere woven and knitted garments, Johnstons of Elgin is continuing its company tradition of creating luxury British products, of the finest quality, for an international market.

Ainsi, Johnstons, spécialiste en cachemire et un des producteurs de tissus les plus éminents, continue la tradition de l’entreprise de créer des produits Britanniques de luxe et de première qualité appréciés dans le monde entier.

Reinstes Cashmere aus China und Mongolien und feinste Lammwolle werden in der Textilmanufaktur Johnstons gesponnen, gefärbt und zu edlen Stoffen verarbeitet. Vor 200 Jahren in Newmill am Ufer des Lossie in Elgin gegründet ist Johnstons heute die einzige Weberei Großbritanniens, in der noch natürliche Rohstoffe zu fertigen Produkten verarbeitet werden. Dabei setzen wir auf traditionelles Handwerk und langjährige Erfahrung sowie modernste Technologie und zeitloses Design. Wir sind einer der weltführenden Kaschmirspezialisten und Hersteller von luxuriösen Stoffen höchster Qualität für den internationalen Markt und führen somit unsere bewährte Firmentradition fort.

Il Cashmere piú puro proveniente dalla Cina e dalla Mongolia e lana d’agnello di altissima qualitá vengono filati, tinti e tessuti dall’azienda Johnstons, fondata duecento anni fa a Newmill, presso il fiume Lossie nella città di Elgin. Johnstons é l’unica azienda britannica a trasformare materiali greggi in prodotti completamente finiti, impiegando i metodi tradizionali dei propri artigiani, le tecnologie piú moderne e design contemporaneo. Specialisti del cashmere e tra i piú importanti produttori al mondo, la Johnstons continua la sua tradizione aziendale creando prodotti britannici di lusso e di altissima qualitá destinati al mercato internazionale.

ロシー川沿いに位置するジョンストンズ社は、希少な中国産のカシミヤ、厳選さ れたラムウールから糸を作り、染め、そして生地へと生産します. ジョンストンズ社は200年以上の歴史を誇る現在、英国では唯一、原料の輸入か ら最終製品を一つの自社工場内で生産する稀な一貫生産工場であり、古くから受け継がれる 職人技術と近代技術、そしてデザイン力を最大限に融合させこれらの希少な原料を製品とし て作り上げています. ジョンストンズ社はカシミヤの専門家として、また世界における生産の先駆者として、世界 の市場に向けて最高の品質の英国製商品を絶えずお届けしています.

MANSFIELD ROAD HAWICK TD9 8AA T. +44 (0)1450 360549

11 MULTREES WALK EDINBURGH EH1 3DQ T. +44 (0)131 370 6610

CASHMERE & FINE WOOLLENS MADE IN SCOTLAND BY APPOINTMENT TO HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES, DUKE OF ROTHESAY MANUFACTURERS OF ESTATE TWEED WOOLLEN FABRIC JOHNSTONS OF ELGIN MORAY, SCOTLAND

JOHNSTONSOFELGIN.COM

4 PILMOUR LINKS ST. ANDREWS KY16 9JG T. +44 (0)1334 472216


HIGHLAND VILLAGE FOCHABERS, MORAY

For a flavour of Scotland visit Baxters!

Restaurant | Foodhalls | Whisky, Gins & Craft Beers Cookware | Gifts | Museum | Play Area | Nature Trail

We look forward to welcoming you to Baxters Highland Village. Here at our flagship Retail & Restaurant outlet you can join us to discover the history of the Baxters story, and enjoy the very best of Scottish shopping and dining. Baxters Highland Village offers a variety of shops, stocked with the complete Baxters and Audrey Baxter range of speciality food products, as well as local gins, malt whiskies, wines, craft beers, local foods, cookware and a wide selection of Scottish gifts. Sample delicious home cooked Scottish food in our beautiful restaurant and courtyard, including Baxters famous soups and pancakes. We offer a full daily menu of hot and cold breakfast and lunch choices as well as home baked pastries and scones. All served in a friendly and relaxed environment.

Fanatical About Flavour www.shop.baxters.com | www.baxters.com


Situated just off the A96 between Aberdeen and Inverness

For four generations, the Baxter family have been producing some of the UK’s finest soups, preserves, condiments, beetroot, chutneys and a wide range of other fine quality food products. Today, 150 years on, each recipe is carefully developed with the personal guidance of Audrey Baxter and our dedicated team of experienced chefs. Inspired by the Baxter family’s passion for great tasting food, they work tirelessly and meticulously to create new products and ranges.

Open 7 days a week, all year round. 10am - 5pm.

Free parking for cars and coaches with full access for disabled customers.

Baxters Highland Village, Fochabers, Moray IV32 7LD. Tel: 01343 820666

Fanatical About Flavour

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THE HOME OF COUNTRY CLOTHING SCOTLAND’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS INDEPENDENT STORE

The House of Bruar is one of the leading designers of country clothing in Great Britain, creating a premium range of contemporary country classics in quality materials, with our Call of the Wild collection bringing you strikingly modern designs that set new standards of style.

Innovative ideas for home and garden reside in the Country Living Department, and gifts galore can be found in our Present Shop, the highlights of which feature in our annual Handmade Gift Catalogue. We can even help you set up an exclusive wedding list for your special day.

Our Cashmere and Knitwear Hall - the largest in the UK - is a treasure trove of stunning natural fibre garments in a spectacular range of colours. Alongside our own original creations you’ll also find a host of leading brands throughout our Ladieswear Department, including Adini, Gardeur, Masai and Barbour - of which we have the largest selection in Britain - while our Shoe and Handbag Department showcases Dubarry, Brics, Gianni Conti and Gabor.

New to the store this year is The Jewel in the Crown, our dazzling jewellery shop filled with a resplendent collection of artful creations in gold, silver and a host of other materials. The best of Scotland’s natural larder is always on the menu in our Food Hall, Delicatessen and Restaurant, while our award-winning Butchery features quality cuts from local providers. Our new Bakery provides tempting treats with everything from freshly made sugar ring donuts to Mackie’s Scottish ice cream, while the unique Fish & Chip Shop also specialises in fresh lobster - the ultimate luxury comfort food!

Men are equally well catered for in our 20,000 square foot Menswear Hall, with brands including Barbour, Gant, Levi’s and RM Williams, all of which are perfectly complemented by our own exclusive British tweeds, shirts, shoes and more to create the complete country wardrobe.

No trip to Scotland is complete without a visit to The House of Bruar, located just off the A9 ten miles north of Pitlochry. Shown here is a taste of our new Autumn/Winter 2019-20 range. To order a copy of the latest mail order catalogue please call us or visit our website.

The Fishing Tackle Shop offers a haven for the keen angler, while just next door you can browse contemporary rural art from some of Britain’s leading artists in our Gallery.

The House of Bruar by Blair Atholl, Perthshire, PH18 5TW Telephone: 01796 483 236 Email: office@houseofbruar.com

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