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elcome to the Cairngorms National Park and the August edition of the What’s On, the free events guide. To help you make the most of your time here we’ve put together an essential guide packed with what’s happening in the area. We’ve got some great ideas for things to do, places to see, where to eat and drink, and places to stay. August is an exciting time of year in the Cairngorms with a huge array of events happening across the Park! The start of the month sees the return of the Ballater Victoria Week (3-12) with lots of fun for all the family. Blair Atholl hosts their annual Horse Trials (23-26) with 4 days of competitions, stalls and a country fair. That same weekend thousands of Harley Davidsons descend on the valley for Thunder in the Glens, a sight not to be missed! Finally don’t forget to check out one of the many Highland Games taking place across the Park, read our Insider’s Guide for more info. The Cairngorms National Park has something for everyone.

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ou are in an all year round destination with lots going Y on. Use the listings to plan your fun! The Events of Interest list outlines exhibitions and events of interest over more than one day, the Calendar section gives you a day by day list of events and Day by Day shows regular events. For more information on all the events below please refer to www.visitcairngorms.com/whatson

Cairngorms a Beyond the Barn Touring Exhibition St. Margaret’s, Braemar. 11am-3pm. T: 07553 088605. www.stmargaretsbraemar.org.uk

18th-19th August Starman Night Triathlon Loch Morlich, Aviemore. 12am. www.starmannighttri.com

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25th July-5th August

11th April-30th September

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Photography Summer Exhibition Corgarff Community Hall, Strathdon. 10am-5pm. T: 07501 086882. www.gerardmurphy.co.uk

19th May-27th September Strathspey in the Great War Museum, Grantown on Spey. 10am-5pm. T: 01479 872478. www.grantownmuseum.co.uk

Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair Blair Castle, Blair Atholl. www.blairhorsetrials.co.uk

24th-27th August

3rd-12th August Thunder in the Glens Harley Davidson Weekend. Ballater Victoria Week Throughout Aviemore & Grantown (BVW) Throughout Ballater. See daily listings. on Spey. www.dunedinhog.com www.ballatervictoriaweek.co.uk

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11th-12th August

13th July-4th August Fèis Spè Cairngorms Cèilidh Trail (CCT) Various locations. See daily listings. www.feisspe.org.uk

16th July-12th August Creative Cairngorms Abernethy Old Kirk, Nethy Bridge. 1-4.30pm. T: 01479 821641. www.oldkirknethybridge.com F l

Forest Fest Storytelling Weekend The Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore. www.facebook.com/HighlandFolk

11th-12th August Loch Morlich Sailing Club Open Regatta Loch Morlich Sailing Club, Aviemore. 10am-4pm. T: 07900 427194. info@lochmorlichsailingclub.org.uk

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25th July-26th August WW1 Coming Home Exhibition The Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore. www.highlifehighland. com/highlandfolkmuseum F Free Entry to Event l 4

Exhibition: Going Strong The Iona Gallery, Kingussie. 9.30am-5pm. T: 07543 643413. www.spiritofcairngorms.com F l

Arts Festival Iona Gallery, Kingussie. 11am-5pm. T: 01540 673422. www.theionagallery.co.uk

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Monday 30th July CCT: Fèis Spè Cairngorms Cèilidh Trail Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore. 12.30-3pm. T: 07989 907213. www.feisspe.org.uk F CCT: Fèis Spè l Cairngorms Cèilidh Trail Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 7-9pm. T: 07989 907213. www.feisspe.org.uk F Evening Talk: Put Away l that 500mm Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526. www.bwwc.co.uk F l

Tuesday 31st July CCT: Fèis Spè Cairngorms Cèilidh Trail Cairngorm Mountain, Aviemore. 12-2pm. T: 07989 907213. www.feisspe.org.uk F l

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Cairngorms Cèilidh Trail The Cairn Hotel, Carrbridge. 8.30-11pm. T: 07989 907213. www.feisspe.org.uk

Saturday 4th August

Newtonmore Highland Games Games Field, Newtonmore. www.newtonmore.com Off Road Bike Riding Wednesday 1st August Around Dava F CCT: Fèis Spè l Dava School House, Grantown Cairngorms Cèilidh Trail on Spey. 10am-12pm. Loch Morlich Watersports (weather T: 01309 651265. permitting), Aviemore. 3-5pm. T: 07989 907213. www.feisspe.org.uk Pancake Brunch 80 High Street, Grantown on Spey. Football - North of 10.30am-12.30pm. T: 01479 872262. Scotland Cup www.grantowncommunitycentre.org Seafield Park, Grantown on Spey. 8pm. www.strathspeythistlefc.org.uk Strathspey Thistle v Rothes Seafield Park, Grantown on Spey. Thursday 2nd August Ranger Event: Mini Beast 3pm. www.strathspeythistlefc.org.uk Fèis Spè Cairngorms Safari Cèilidh Trail Blair Atholl Information Centre. Newtonmore Village Hall. 2-3.30pm. T: 01796 481355. 7.30-10.30pm. T: 07989 907213. www.atholl-estates.co.uk www.feisspe.org.uk F Cairngorm CC Social l Bike Ride Sunday 5th August Folk Museum Car Park, F l Cairngorms Farmers Grantown on Spey. 6.30-8.30pm. Market www.cairngormcc.co.uk The Square, Grantown on Spey. F CCT: Fèis Spè l 10am-4pm. T: 07708 169813. Cairngorms Cèilidh Trail www.facebook.com/ The Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore. CairngormFarmersMarket 8.30-10.30pm. T: 07989 907213. BVW: Book Fair www.feisspe.org.uk Victoria Hall, Ballater. 10am-5pm. F Evening Talk: l Underwater Photography www.ballatervictoriaweek.co.uk Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. Ranger Event: Dragonflies, Damselflies and Flowers 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526. Angus Glens Ranger Service, Glen Clova. www.bwwc.co.uk 11am-2pm. T: 01575 550233. Friday 3rd August https://bit.ly/2ukMvjI F BVW: Sunday Fayre BVW: Medieval Banquet l Albert Hall, Ballater. 6.30-11.30pm. Church Green, Ballater. 11am. www.ballatervictoriaweek.co.uk www.ballatervictoriaweek.co.uk Poliot Russian Children’s Shake Hands with History Meet the Characters Choir St. Margaret’s, Braemar. 7.30-9.30pm. Braemar Castle. 12-4pm. T: 01339 741219. T: 07553 088605. www.braemarcastle.co.uk www.stmargaretsbraemar.org.uk www.visitcairngorms.com

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BVW: Vehicle Parade Bridge Street, Ballater. 1pm. www.ballatervictoriaweek.co.uk

Tuesday 7th August BVW: TV Quiz Show Quiz Victoria Hall, Ballater. 7.30pm. www.ballatervictoriaweek.co.uk

Wednesday 8th August BVW: Strawberry Tea Glenmuick Church, Ballater. 2-4pm. www.ballatervictoriaweek.co.uk F Laggan Wolftrax Demo l Day Laggan Wolftrax Centre. 3-8pm. T: 01528 544366. wolftrax@lagganforest.com

Thursday 9th August Grantown Show Heathfield Park, Grantown on Spey. 8am-5pm. T: 01343 551113. www.grantownshow.co.uk F Ranger Event: Make l a Nestbox Blair Atholl Information Centre. 1-3pm. T: 01796 481355. www.atholl-estates.co.uk Ranger Event: Pond Dip Safari Loch Vaa, Carrbridge. 2-4pm. Booking essential. T: 01479 874 696. www.highlifehighland.com/rangers BVW: Ceilidh Victoria Hall, Ballater. 7.30pm. www.ballatervictoriaweek.co.uk

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Friday 10th August Live Music: Dave Sharp Mackenzies Inn, Aviemore. 8-11pm. www.mackenzieshighlandinn.co.uk F Free Entry to Event l

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Saturday 11th August The Earl and Countess of Mar Entertain Braemar Castle. Booking essential. T: 01339 741219. www.braemarcastle.co.uk Abernethy Highland Games & Clan Grant Rally Games Field, Nethy Bridge. 10am-5.30pm. www.nethybridge. com/abernethy-highland-games BVW: Focus Craft Fair Victoria Hall, Ballater. 10am-4pm. www.ballatervictoriaweek.co.uk BVW: Car Boot Sale Church Green, Ballater. 10.30am. www.ballatervictoriaweek.co.uk Strathspey Thistle v Huntly Seafield Park, Grantown on Spey. 3pm. www.strathspeythistlefc.org.uk BVW: Family Disco Albert Halls, Ballater. 6.30-8pm. www.ballatervictoriaweek.co.uk

Sunday 12th August Aviemore Triathlon Badaguish Centre, Aviemore. 9am-5pm. www.durtyevents.com/ event/aviemore-triathlon BVW: Antiques Fair Victoria Halls, Ballater. 10am-4pm. www.ballatervictoriaweek.co.uk BVW: Duck Race Church Green, Ballater. 1pm. www.ballatervictoriaweek.co.uk

Tuesday 14th August Ranger Event: River Dip Safari River Nethy, Nethy Bridge. 2-4pm. T: 01479 874 696. www.highlifehighland.com/rangers F Free Entry to Event l 6

Climb Myrtlefield Car Park, Aviemore. 6.30-8.30pm. www.cairngormcc.co.uk Inverallan Social Dancing Inverallan Church Hall, Grantown on Spey. 7.30-10pm. T: 01479 851353.

Thursday 16th August Woodland Treasure Hunt Glen Tilt Car Park, Blair Atholl. 2-3.30pm. T: 01796 481355. www.atholl-estates.co.uk F Cairngorm CC Social l Bike Ride Ardvonie Car Park Kingussie. 6.30-8.30pm. www.cairngormcc.co.uk

Wednesday 22nd August Chocolate Tasting in Boat of Garten Boat of Garten Community Hall. 6.30-8pm. T: 01540 673847. www.albachocolate.co.uk

Friday 24th August Angels’ Nectar Whisky Tasting Deli Mair, Aviemore. 12-4pm. T: 07811 640778. www.angelsnectar.co.uk

Saturday 25th August

The 176th Lonach Gathering Bellabeg Park, Strathdon. Saturday 18th August www.lonach.org The River Spey 10k F Ballaters Farmers Whisky Swim l Market Loch Insh. https://bit.ly/2MaI3vN Glenmuick Church Green, Ballater. Off Road Bike Riding 10am-2pm. www.facebook.com/ around Dava Dava School House, Grantown on Spey. ballaterfarmersmarket 10am-12pm. T: 01309 651265. F Cairngorms Farmers l F Hands On Conservation Market l Glen Tanar Visitor Centre, Aboyne. The Square, Grantown on Spey. 10am-4pm. T: 01339 886072. 10am-4pm. T: 07708 169813. www.glentanarcharitabletrust.org www.facebook.com/ CairngormFarmersMarket Badenoch Gardening Club - Annual Flower & Badenoch Arthritis Produce Show Support Group Coffee Newtonmore Village Hall. Morning 2-4pm. T: 01540 673213. Village Hall, Newtonmore. www.laggan.eu/bgc-show 10.30am-12pm. T: 01540 673020. F Live Music l basg@mybtinternet.com Pine Marten Bar, Glenmore. Thunder in the Glens Ride 8-11pm. T: 01479 861253. Out Lunch mandy@askival-oban.co.uk Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 12-3pm. T: 01479 872526. Tuesday 21st August www.grantarmshotel.com Tipi Sessions - Kathryn Thunder in the Glens Joseph Mass Ride Out The Tipi, Dell Of Abernethy, Nethy Bridge. 8-11pm. Booking advised. Aviemore to Grantown on Spey. 12pm. www.dunedinhog.com www.thedellofabernethy.co.uk

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Sunday 26th August Grantown on Spey Highland Games Heathfield Park, Grantown on Spey. https://bit.ly/2KYjGE0 F Live Entertainment at l Harley Weekend 2018 Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 12pm-1am. T: 01479 810233. www.cairngorm.com

Thursday 30th August Nae Plans Tour - Hamish Napier and Adam Sutherland The Pagoda, Grantown on Spey. 7.30-10pm. T: 01479 873877. www.thepagoda.scot

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Lunchtime Guitar Concert St. Margaret’s Braemar, Braemar. 1-2pm. T: 07553 088605. www.stmargaretsbraemar.org.uk Monthly Afternoon Tea Dance/Ceilidh Grantown on Spey Legion. 2-4pm. T: 01479 810004. www.ct4u.co.uk

Braemar Gathering Duke of Fife and Princess Royal Memorial Park, Braemar. Booking advised. 9.30am-5.30pm. T: 01339 741527. www.braemargathering.org Off Road Bike Riding around Dava Dava School House, Grantown on Spey. 10am-12pm. T: 01309 651265. Ranger Event: Highland Life Blair Atholl Information Centre. 11am-2.30pm. T: 01796 481355. www.atholl-estates.co.uk Family Ceilidh with Tweed for Macmillan Nethy Bridge Hall. 8pm-12am. T: 01479 872909.

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Market The Square, Grantown on Spey. 10am-4pm. T: 07708 169813. www.facebook.com/ CairngormFarmersMarket Play: 3000 Trees The Pagoda, Grantown on Spey. 7.30-10pm. T: 01479 873877. www.thepagoda.scot

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Glenlivet Public Hall. 9.45-10.45am. T: 01807 590689. F Braemar Health Walk l Group Under the Mews, Braemar. 10-11am. T: 01339 741426. Grantown Outdoor Bowling Club Grantown on Spey Bowling Club. 7-8.30pm. T: 07926 357145. Cash Bingo (18+) Royal British Legion, Grantown on Spey. 7.50pm. T: 01479 873690. F Live Music & Dancing l with George Gordon Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. 8.30-10.30pm. F Live Music l Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm. T: 01479 810233.

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Harley Weekend 2018 Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 12pm-1am. T: 01479 810233. www.cairngorm.com F Boat of Garten’s l Annual Auction Sale Boat of Garten Community Hall. 12pm. T: 01479 831123. www.boatofgarten.com Strathspey Thistle v Inverurie Loco Works Seafield Park, Grantown on Spey. 3pm. www.strathspeythistlefc.org.uk

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Group Curling Rink Car Park, Anagach Wood. 10.30-11.30am. T: 01479 872142. F Ballater Health Walk l Group F Free Entry to Event l

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Glenmuick Church Hall. 1-2pm. T: 01339 755634. F Nethy Health Walk l Nethy Bridge Community Centre. 1.30-3pm. T: 07519 569005. www.cairngorms.co.uk Grantown Outdoor Bowling Club Grantown on Spey Bowling Club. 2-4pm. T: 07926 357145. F Live Music & Dancing l with Kenny Nairn Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. 8pm. T: 01540 661302. F Live Music l Hilton Coylumbridge, Aviemore. 8.30pm. Quiz Night Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm. T: 01479 810233.

Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. 8.30-10.30pm. T: 01540 661302. F Live Music l Hilton Coylumbridge, Aviemore. 8.30pm. Tweed’s Winky Wednesdays The Winking Owl, Aviemore. 9pm. www.thewinkingowl.co F Live Music with Davy l Holt Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30-11.30pm. T: 01479 810233. www.cairngorm.com

8.30-10.30pm. www.dukeofgordonhotel.co.uk F Live Music l Hilton Coylumbridge, Aviemore. 8.30-10.30pm. T: 01479 810661. www.hiltonaviemore.com F Live Music with Tweed l Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm.

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Community Cafe YMCA Community Centre, Grantown on Spey. 10am-2pm. T: 01479 872262. Every Thursday www.grantowncommunitycentre.org Heritage In Action Days F Glen Tanar Health Walk l The Highland Folk Museum, Glen Tanar Visitor Centre. Newtonmore. (Not the 23rd or 30th). 10-11.30am. T: 01339 886072. www.highlifehighland.com/ F Tomintoul Health Walk l highlandfolkmuseum Tomnabat Court. 10-11am. F Kingussie Health Walk l T: 01807 590689. Every Wednesday Group Friday Afternoon Kids Club Caledonian Forest Guided Badenoch Centre. 10.30-11.30am. Bluff House, Kincraig. 1.30-5pm. T: 01540 661878. Walks T: 01540 651272. www.lochinsh.com RSPB Loch Garten, Boat of Garten. F Carrbridge Health l Y-Engage 9.30-11.30am. www.rspb.org.uk Walk Group Meet by the Old Bridge, Carrbridge. YMCA Community Centre, Grantown Community Cafe on Spey. 7-9pm. T: 01479 872262. 11am-12pm. T: 01479 841749. St Andrews Church Hall, Aviemore. www.grantowncommunitycentre.org 10am-4pm. Grantown Outdoor F Live Music l Bowling Club F Newtonmore Health l Pine Marten Bar, Glenmore, Aviemore. Grantown on Spey Bowling Club. Walk 8-11pm. T: 01479 861253. 2-4pm. T: 07926 357145. Wild Cat Centre. 10.30-11.30am. F Live Music T: 01540 673172. l F Aviemore Health Walk l Hilton Coylumbridge, Aviemore. 8.30pm. Group F Boat of Garten Health l Myrtlefield Car Park, near Mike’s Bikes. Live Music with Carl Walk Group 1.30-2.30pm. T: 01479 810519. Wilson Singer & Guitarist Boat Hotel. 1.30-2.30pm. Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. T: 01479 831562. Junior Youth Club YMCA Community Centre, Grantown on 8.30-10.30pm. T: 01540 661302. Grantown-on-Spey F Live Music with Davy Spey. 6.30-8pm. T: 01479 872262. Slimming World l www.grantowncommunitycentre.org Holt Royal British Legion, Grantown Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm. on Spey. 5.30 & 7.30pm. F Cairngorm CC Social l T: 01479 810233. T: 07545 399160. Bike Ride Myrtlefield Car Park, Aviemore. Rotary Club of Spey Valley 6.30-8.30pm. (not the 2nd or 16th) Every Saturday Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. F Aviemore Parkrun www.cairngormcc.co.uk l 6-8.15pm. T: 01479 810233. Route 7 Cafe, Aviemore. 9.30am www.speyvalley.rotary1010.org F Live Music & Dancing l The Killiecrankies Cabaret with Ronnie Douglas F Free Entry to Event l Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. Band What’s On

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& Calum Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 6-8pm. T: 01479 810233. F Live Music l Hilton Coylumbridge, Aviemore. 8.30pm. F Scottish Night with l Ceilidh Dancing Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie, 8.30pm. T: 01540 661302.

Shinty - www.shinty.com Friday 3rd August

Saturday 11th August

Saturday 18th August Strathspey vs Beauly Grammar School, Grantown on Spey. 1.30pm. Women’s Challenge Cup

1st September 2018 at The Dell, Kingussie

Saturday 4th August

Challenge Cup

Ladies Open Abernethy Golf Club. 9am. T: 01479 821305. www.abernethygolfclub.com 36 Hole Open Boat of Garten Golf Club. www.boatgolf.com

Inverness V Glenurquhart - 1.45pm

Valerie Fraser Cup Skye V Badenoch & Strathspey - 4.05pm Sponsored by Marine Harvest

Sunday 5th August Ladies Stableford Open Kingussie Golf Course. www.kingussiegolfclub.co.uk

Sunday 12th August

Wednesday 22nd August

Saturday 25th August

Monday 13th August

4-Person Team Open Spey Valley Golf Course. 8am-4pm. Kingussie Open Kingussie Golf Course. www.kingussiegolfclub.co.uk

Sunday 19th August

Gents Pairs Texas Scramble Spey Valley Golf Course, Aviemore. 8am-4pm.

Sunday 26th August Louise Mixed Foursomes Abernethy Golf Club. 9am. T: 01479 821305. www.abernethygolfclub.com

Sunday 2nd September Ladies Open Competition Blair Atholl Golf Course. www.blairathollgolf.co.uk

Details correct at time of going to press - please note events may change.

Gents 18-Hole Open Boat of Garten Golf Club. www.boatgolf.com

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Entry £5, concessions £3 and Under12’s free

Ladies Individual Open Spey Valley Golf Course, Aviemore. 8am-4pm.

Men’s Open Abernethy Golf Club. 9am. T: 01479 821305. www.abernethygolfclub.com

Saturday 18th August

Newtonmore 1sts vs Glenurquhart The Eilan, Newtonmore. 2.30pm.

Women’s Camanchd Association Scottish Shinty Cup Finals Day

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Senior Stableford Open (55+) Kingussie Golf Course. www.kingussiegolfclub.co.uk

Kingussie 1sts vs Newtonmore The Dell, Kingussie. 6pm.

Saturday 1st September

The Dell, Kingussie. 1.45pm. www.shinty.com/womens Women’s Vallery Fraser Cup The Dell, Kingussie. 4.05pm. www.shinty.com/womens

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(run brief 9.20am). T: 01479 873918. www.parkrun.org.uk/aviemore F Live Music l Pine Marten Bar, Glenmore, Aviemore. 8-11pm. T: 01479 861253. Live Music with Nigel Dyson Singer & Guitarist Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie, 8.30pm. T: 01540 661302. F Live Music l Hilton Coylumbridge, Aviemore. 8.30pm. F Live Music l Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30-11.30pm. T: 01479 810233. www.cairngorm.com

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he capital of Badenoch, you’ll find cafes, shops, a distillery, a train station and a collection of art galleries, as well as echoes of a bygone era at stunning Ruthven Barracks. The village is also famous for Highland sport, shinty and witnessing a match at the Dell is a thrilling experience, especially the local derby against Newtonmore!

THE CROSS AT KINGUSSIE Women’s Camanchd Association

RIVERSIDE RESTAURANT WITH ROOMS

Scottish Shinty Cup Finals Day

Fine Dining in the Cairngorms Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner AA Three Red Rosettes Good Food & Michelin Guides 2018

Sponsored by Marine Harvest 1st September 2018 @ The Dell, Kingussie

Challenge Cup Inverness V Glenurquhart - 1.45pm

Valerie Fraser Cup Skye V Badenoch & Strathspey - 4.05pm Entry £5, concessions £3 and U12’s free

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The Tipsy Laird

The Tipsy Laird in Kingussie is the perfect place for a quick bite for lunch, a delicious dinner, or a catch up with family & friends over a few beverages! Lunch served 7 days until 3pm Dinner from 5pm Tuesday - Sunday (reservations are recommended)

10 tap beers, lagers & ciders Scottish Gins & Malt Whisky Kids Menu

The Tipsy Laird 68-70 High Street, Kingussie, PH21 1HZ T: 01540 661 708 10% Of prese f on ntatio of this n adver t

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Beer Garden

Have an amazing August! Among the Blooming Heather - Come and visit

Grassroots’ Garden Shop! In our garden you will find an array of beautiful plants, including flowering heather, perfect to take home as a holiday souvenir.

Wonderful Wildlife

Indoors you will find a wide selection of food, feeders and homes for wildlife, from solitary bees to sociable squirrels & bickering birds, as well as lots of gardening tools and accessories.

Smidge that midge! - Citronella candles, Smidge midge repellent and head nets are available to protect you from the one bit of Highland wildlife we don’t like!

Local delivery is available. Phone orders and payment welcome on 01540 661270

Grassroots Garden Shop, 20 High Street, Kingussie, PH21 1HR (next door to Boots) Hours 10 am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm T: 01540 661270 M: 07530 567881 Monday to Saturday E: iona@grassrootsgardenshop.co.uk

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accommodation

accommodation e have a superb choice of W quality accommodation in the area. Use the accommodation finder on visitcairngorms.com to help plan your trip and keep an eye on the special offers page for last minute deals and great savings.

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ook out for local produce & help reduce food miles within the Cairngorms National Park. We really are spoilt for choice. If you’re still stuck for ideas have a look at the next few pages and you’ll soon be inspired!

Great North Lodges Group of luxury self catering lodges. Set in fantastic locations, throughout the Spey Valley, within the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland. We cater for all tastes, budgets and party sizes from 1 guest up to 23 guests. (Pets Welcome). Most of our lodges have log fires and wonderful outside Hot Tubs, many have luxury extras, including Saunas, Sky TV, Wi-Fi Internet access and much, much more. www.greatnorthlodges.co.uk gnl@greatnorthlodges.co.uk “Book Online” or call our Aviemore Office on 01479 812266

Garth Hotel

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Royal Tandoori Restaurant and Take-away OPEN 7 DAYS

Lunch 12noon-2pm

Evening 5-10.30pm

Authentic Indian Cuisines Three Course Business Lunch ~ £8.95 10% Discount on Take-away Meals A La Carte Menu Freshly Prepared Coffees Private Function Room ~ Ideal For Stag, Hen Or Birthday Parties

Tel: 01479 811199 or 01479 811118 43 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH www.royaltandoori.uk.com

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Lunch served Mon-Sun 12-2pm Evening meals served Mon-Sun 5.30-8pm Early Bird Offer

15% Off your 2 course meal for orders placed between 5.30 to 6pm

The Square (Castle Rd) Grantown 01479 872 836 n www.garthhotel.com

& RESTAURANT Restaurant Open Tues - Sun 6 - 8:30pm Reservations recommended

Family Run hotel with a warm and friendly atmosphere. Freshly prepared food using local and seasonal produce. Large selection of Wines, Malts and Gins. Loch Alvie, by Aviemore - 2 miles south on B9152

T: 01479 810 207

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www.rowantreehotel.com

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Cairngorm Hotel The Place to Eat and Meet Opposite Aviemore Railway Station

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Great Freshly Prepared Food All Day Beers, Wines, Spirits & Malts In the lively Lounge, All Day ‘til Late with Regular Entertainment + Live TV Sports

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Bed & Highland Breakfast from £52 pppn Book Direct on 01479 810233 to Guarantee The Best Prices

Grampian Road Aviemore 01479 810 233 n www.cairngorm.com What’s On

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ballater

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T: 013397 55727 E: bookings@ballaterpark.co.uk

visit ballater

he largest village on the eastern side of the Cairngorms, you’ll find a wide range of accommodation, cafes and shops. Plus Balmoral Castle is just 13km away!

The Community run Ballater Caravan Park with its spectacular panoramic mountain views, is located in the heart of Royal Deeside and is an exceptional holiday destination for people and families of all ages. Only a 5 minute walk from plentiful cafes restaurants and shops, and with the Royal Castle of Balmoral and the Roal Lochnagar Distillery nearby. The park caters for camper vans, caravans, motorhomes, tents, and is an ideal base for exploring this beautiful part of Scotland.

There is one thing for sure, you will be made more than Welcome!

Ballater Caravan Park • Anderson Road Ballater • AB35 5QW What’s On

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here’s a whole host of things to do in the Cairngorms National Park and more and more people are discovering just how special this place is. There are so many ways to make the most of our beautiful surroundings so what are you waiting for? See www.visitcairngorms.com for more ideas and offers.

Strathspey Highland Ponies

LOCH-AN-EILEIN POTTERY Rothiemurchus, Aviemore PH22 1QP

Rothiemurchus Aviemore

Hand thrown terracotta pottery by Penny Weir.

All levels of rider welcome w Rides organised according to ability w Exhilarating hacks over varied terrain w Spectacular scenery and wildlife All on fit, fun, active and good mannered mounts Book at Rothiemurchus Visitor Centre T: 01479 812345 (daytime) M: 07884 276368 www.rothiemurchus.net

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Open by appointment ‘Throw Your Own’ on Thursdays, £16 a shot. Open Daily - Please phone Penny for opening times & workshop details. 01479 810837 info@penspots.co.uk www.penspots.co.uk

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Have a nostalgic journey on our vintage train Relax and enjoy our on board dining services Light Lunch, Traditional Afternoon Tea Sunday Lunch and Evening Dining

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First Class compartments available 01479 810725 Book at www.strathspeyrailway.co.uk

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What's On in the Cairngorms August 2018  

Welcome to the Cairngorms National Park and the August edition of What's On, the free monthly events guide.

What's On in the Cairngorms August 2018  

Welcome to the Cairngorms National Park and the August edition of What's On, the free monthly events guide.