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elcome to the Cairngorms National Park and your December edition of What’s On, the free events guide. ‘Tis the time of year to be jolly and that’s easy in December in the Cairngorms National Park because there are so many things to smile about. Not least the many opportunities to meet the jolliest man in town, Santa himself, whether that be at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, the Highland Wildlife Park or on the Santa Express, courtesy of Strathspey Railway. If you miss him there, don’t worry, he’ll be in attendance at the many and varied Christmas fairs and markets happening throughout the valley during the month. He’s an energetic chap, too, and if you’re feeling similarly sporty, you can even join a gaggle of Santas at the Aviemore Santa Run (14th) or for Mike’s Bike’s Santa Cycle (10th). But if you want to escape Christmas awhile then, as well as jumping on a bike or going on a hike to get away from it all, there are also lots of non-festive events happening too. For instance, Newtonmore is airing films throughout December (check out www.screenmachine.co.uk) and the Boat of Garten Community Hall and Grantown’s Grant Arms have a varied programme of events running. Of course there’s all the usual live music, art galleries and distilleries ready to give you an extra warm welcome, too. Nowhere does Christmas like the Cairngorms!

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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

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5th-8th December F l Christmas Tree Festival

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Ramblers Walk Loch Dallas 8 miles St Columba’s Church, Grantown on Spey. Burnfield Car Park, Grantown on 7th November-31st December T: 01479 831272. Spey. 9.30am. T: 01479 821760. F Angus Grant Exhibition l www.badenochandstrathspeyramblers.org.uk 7-8th, 14-15th, 21st-24th Chapel House Arts, 100 High Street, Table Top Sale Kingussie. 10am-4.30pm (1pm Wed, December Nethy Bridge Community Centre. Sat). Closed Sundays. T: 01540 662438. Christmas Fun at the 10am-2pm. www.chapelhousearts.co.uk Cairngorm Reindeer Herd Christmas Fayre Reindeer House, Glenmore, Aviemore. 28th November-1st December Aviemore Primary School. 10am-12pm. 12-3pm. T: 01479 861228. F Christmas Fair l Winter Guided Tours www.cairngormreindeer.co.uk Iona Gallery, Kingussie. 10am-5pm. Balmoral Estate Office, Crathie, T: 01540 673422. 9th-15th December Ballater. 11am-2pm. T: 01339 742554. www.balmoralcastle.com Christmas Fair 1st, 7-8th, 14-15th, 21st-23rd Grantown Museum. 12-6pm. Strathspey Thistle v Buckie December www.grantownmuseum.co.uk Thistle Highland Football Santa Express 2019 League 14-15th, 21st-22nd December Strathspey Steam Railway, Seafield Park, Grantown on Spey. 3pm. Aviemore. T: 01479 810 725. Walk with Santa to Feed www.facebook.com/strathspeythistlefc www.strathspeyrailway.co.uk/santa-express the Reindeer Christmas Lights Switch On The Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig. Aviemore Village Green. 4pm. 30th November, 1st, 7-8th, 11.30am & 1.30pm. T: 01540 651270. Casino Night 14-15th, 21st-22nd, 24th, 26th, www.highlandwildlifepark.org.uk Newtonmore Village Hall. 7pm. 29th, 31st December, 1st & 4th http://bit.ly/33n6OwW

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Robinson Crusoe Christmas Panto Macdonald Aviemore Resort. 2-4pm. T: 03448 799152. www.speyvalleycinema.co.uk F Free Entry to Event l 4

Festive Craft Fair Carrbridge Hotel. 4-7pm. Boat Reel: Free Solo [12] (2018) Boat of Garten Community Hall. 7.30pm. T: 01479 831123. www.boat_reel_free_solo.eventbrite.co.uk Live Music with Paul Anderson The Flying Stag, Fife Arms, Braemar. 8pm.

Calendar of Events Friday 29th November Monthly Ceilidh/Music Afternoon British Legion, Grantown on Spey. 2-4pm. T: 01479 810004. www.ct4u.co.uk

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Iona Gallery, Kingussie. 10am-5pm. T: 01540 673422. F Newtonmore & District l

Floral Art Club Christmas Show Talla nan Ros, Kingussie. 10am-5pm.

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Cairngorms Orchestra Christmas Concert Inverallan Church, Grantown on Spey. 7-9pm. T: 07818 223108. www.cairngormsorchestra.com F Live Entertainment l with Anne & Calumn Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm.

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Launch - Taster Sessions, Santa & Reindeer Cairngorm Ski Area, Aviemore. 10am-3pm. T: 01479 861261. www.cairngormmountain.co.uk F Christmas Fayre l & Pancake Brunch Grantown YMCA Community Centre. 10am-2pm. T: 01479 872262. www.grantowncommunitycentre.org Tuesday 3rd December Christmas Fair Winter Guided Tours Tomatin Distillery. 10am-4pm. Balmoral Estate Office, Crathie. T: 01463 248144. 11am-2pm. T: 01339 742554. Winter Guided Tours Wednesday 4th December Balmoral Estate Office, Crathie. 11am-2pm. T: 01339 742554. Winter Guided Tours F Angels’ Nectar Whisky Balmoral Estate Office, Crathie. l 11am-2pm. T: 01339 742554. Tasting Christmas Wreath Decorating Balliefurth Farm Shop, Nethy Bridge. 12-2pm. T: 07811 640778. Grassroots Garden Shop, www.angelsnectar.co.uk Kingussie. 2.30-3.30pm. Booking: T: 07530 567881. F Newtonmore Camanachd l Club Christmas Sale F l Live Entertainment Newtonmore Village Hall. 2-4pm. with Davy Holt T: 01540 673048. Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm. Christmas Wreath Thursday 5th December Decorating F Live Entertainment Grassroots Garden Shop, l Kingussie. 2.30-3.30pm. with Craig Robertson Booking: T: 07530 567881. Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm. Christmas Party Night Friday 6th December Loch Insh Outdoor Centre, Kincraig. 7pm. Booking: T: 01540 651394. Christmas Market & F Live Entertainment Santa’s Grotto l Boat of Garten Community Hall. 4-7pm. with Rope Limit Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm. T: 01479 831123 www.visitcairngorms.com

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Sunday 8th December Festive Craft Fair Jake’s Bar, Lochanully, Carrbridge. 12-4pm. Cairngorms Orchestra Christmas Badenoch Centre, Kingussie. 3pm. T: 07818 223108. www.cairngormsorchestra.com F Live Entertainment l with Anne & Calumn Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. Live Entertainment in the Lounge Bar with Anne & Calumn. 6-8pm.

Monday 9th December Boat Talks: A Ski & Paddle Norway Adventure by James Baxter Boat of Garten Community Hall. 7.30-10pm. T: 01479 831123. www.boat_talks_ski_paddle_norway. eventbrite.co.uk F Live Entertainment l with Graeme Mackay Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm.

Tuesday 10th December Winter Guided Tours Balmoral Estate Office, Crathie. 11am-2pm. T: 01339 742554. Mikes Bikes Santa Cycle Mikes Bikes, Myrtlefield, Aviemore. 6.30pm. T: 01479 810478. www.aviemorebikes.co.uk

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Christmas Craft Fair & Santa’s Grotto Kincraig Village Hall. 11am-3pm. Walk to Corrie Fee Glen Doll Ranger Base, Glen Clova, Kirriemuir. 11am-2pm. T: 01575 550233. www.ticketsource.co.uk/angusalive Christmas Shopping Day & Lights Switch On Kingussie. 12-5pm. 4pm Pipe Band. 4.30pm Lighting of the Tree. Carrbridge Chilli Challenge Carrbridge Village Hall. 2-4pm. www.facebook.com/ Carrbridgechillichallenge F Live Entertainment l with Anne & Calumn Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 6-8pm.

Wednesday 11th December F A Short Walk into l Nature: Aviemore Aviemore Youth Hostel Car Park. 10-11.30am. T: 07818 588222. www.highlifehighland.com/rangers/ upcoming-events F Free Entry to Event l

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Winter Guided Tours Balmoral Estate Office, Crathie. 11am-2pm. T: 01339 742554. Monthly Lunch Bunch Anderson’s Restaurant, Boat of Garten. 12.30-2.30pm. T: 01479 810004. www.ct4u.co.uk Screen Machine: Downton Abbey Newtonmore Grill. 5.30pm. www.screenmachine.co.uk Ballater Local History Group Quiz Night Victoria & Albert Halls, Ballater. 7.30-9.30pm. T: 01339 755900. Screen Machine: Sorry We Missed You Newtonmore Grill. 8.30pm. www.screenmachine.co.uk

Thursday 12th December Screen Machine: A Shaun the Sheep Movie Farmageddon Newtonmore Grill. 5.30pm. www.screenmachine.co.uk Screen Machine: Joker Newtonmore Grill. 8.30pm. www.screenmachine.co.uk F Live Entertainment l with Max McPherson Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm.

Friday 13th December Friends of Dulnain Bridge Christmas Market Dulnain Bridge Village Hall. 5-8pm. Country Superstars Party Night Carrbridge Hotel. 7pm. Tickets T: 01479 841202. Live Music with Paul Anderson Flying Stag Bar, Fife Arms Hotel. 8pm. www.thefifearms.com F Free Entry to Event l 6

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The Wheatley Hall, Grantown on Spey. 10am-12noon. T: 01479 870394.

Aviemore Santa Run Macdonald Aviemore Resort. 10.30am Registration. Run 12pm. www.disabilitysnowsport.org.uk Winter Guided Tours Balmoral Estate Office, Crathie. 11am-2pm. T: 01339 742554. Christmas Mini-Market Tomintoul Discovery Centre. 11am-2pm. www.tgdt.org.uk Hansel & Gretel Puppet Show Richmond Memorial Hall, Tomintoul. 4-5pm. www.ticketsource.co.uk/booking/ select/zNwFSOuKkhxE Music Evening with Paul Anderson, Shona Donaldson and the Braeriach Quartet Grantown Museum. 7-9pm. www.grantownmuseum.co.uk The Big Christmas Party in Aviemore with Drams Ceilidh Band Macdonald Aviemore Resort. 7pm-1am. T: 01479 815100. www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/aviemore/party F Live Entertainment l with Davy Holt Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm. OBI 10th Birthday Party, with special guest Hammer & FoNo The Old Bridge, Aviemore. 10pm-2am. www.oldbridgeinn.co.uk

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Wednesday 18th December Strathspey Rovers Pub Quiz Cairn Hotel, Carrbridge. 8-10.30pm. T: 01479 841212.

Thursday 19th December Alba Chocolate Christmas Shopping Evening & free hot chocolate Alba Chocolate, Newtonmore. 11am-7pm. T: 01540 673847. www.albachocolate.co.uk F Live Entertainment l with Gerry Coogan Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm. F l

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with Santa, Reindeer, Rail Jam, BBQ & Gluhwein Village Green, Aviemore. 3-6pm. www.facebook.com/ events/788371098248451 Carols around the Tree Opposite Spar Shop, Nethy Bridge. 6.30-8pm. Boat Reel: Aladdin [PG] (2019) Boat of Garten Community Hall. 7.30-10pm. T: 01479 831123. www.boat_reel_aladdin.eventbrite.co.uk The Big Festive Friday Macdonald Aviemore Resort. 7.30pm-1am. Booking T: 01479 815195. www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/offers/bigfestive-friday F Live Entertainment l with Davy Holt Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm.

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Children’s Arabian Christmas Adventure followed by Aladdin Film Boat of Garten Community Hall. 2.30-6pm. T: 01479 831123. www.arabian_christmas_adventure. eventbrite.co.uk Strathspey Thistle FC v Turriff United FC Highland League Football Match Seafield Park, Grantown on Spey. 3pm. www.facebook.com/strathspeythistlefc F Live Entertainment l with Anne & Calumn Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm.

Sunday 22nd December Ballater Films: Frozen 2 Victoria Halls, Ballater. 3pm. www.ballaterfilms.co.uk

Monday 23rd December Reindeer Torchlight Procession Triangle to the Square, Grantown on Spey. 7pm. www.grantownonline.com F Evening Talk: Uganda l - Pearl of Africa by Alan Davies & Ruth Miller Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526. www.bwwc.co.uk

Tuesday 24th December Visit from Santa & his Reindeer Hilton Grand Vacations Club, Ballater. 2pm. T: 01339 755858. F Christmas Carols & l Mass St Anne’s RC Parish, St Columba’s Scottish Episcopal Church, Grantown on Spey. 5-6.30pm. T: 01540 661322. www.facebook.com/StAidansAviemore

Christmas Parade with Santa & Reindeer, Carols & Fireworks British Legion to Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 6pm. F Live Entertainment l with Graeme Mackay Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 7-9pm. Kingussie Christmas Parade The Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. Time TBC. Newtonmore Christmas Parade Newtonmore Main Street. Time TBC. F Christmas Carols & Mass l Our Lady of the Rosary & St Columba’s RC Church, Loreto, Kingussie. 8-10pm. T: 01540 661322. F Evening Talk: World’s l Ugliest Animals by Nigel Marven Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526. Christmas Weave Cairn Hotel, Carrbridge. 9.30pm. T: 01479 841212. F Christmas Carols & Mass l St. Aidan’s RC Church, Aviemore. 11.30pm-1.30am. T: 01540 661322.

Thursday 26th December Evening Talk: Wild Costa Rica by Nigel Marven Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526. F l

Friday 27th December Race Night Family Fun Evening Nethy Bridge Community Centre. 7.30-10.30pm. www.nethybridge.com Live Music with Paul Anderson Flying Stag Bar, Fife Arms Hotel. 8pm. www.thefifearms.com F Evening Talk: l Digiscoping for Birders and Photographers by Nick Wilcox-Brown Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526.

Saturday 28th December

Ramblers Walk Duke and Duchess of Gordon Monuments 5 mile walk Dalraddy Caravan Park, Aviemore. 10am. T: 07933 993799. www.badenochandstrathspeyramblers. Wednesday 25th December org.uk F Christmas Day Mass l Skimo Scotland Our Lady of the Rosary & St Columba’s The Lecht Ski Centre. 12-6pm. RC Church, Loreto, Kingussie. 10-11am. www.skimoscotland.co.uk T: 01540 661322. Strathspey Thistle FC v F Christmas Day Mass l Forres Mechanics FC Highland St. Aidan’s RC Church, Aviemore. League Football Match 11.30am-12.30pm. T: 01540 661322. Seafield Park, Grantown on Spey. 3pm. www.facebook.com/StAidansAviemore www.facebook.com/strathspeythistlefc F Evening Talk: North l Live Music with The Old Wales: An all-year-round Blind Dogs birdwatching destination by Glenbuchat Hall, Strathdon. 3.30-6.30pm. Alan Davies & Ruth Miller www.glenbuchatmusic.co.uk Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526. F Free Entry to Event l www.bwwc.co.uk www.visitcairngorms.com

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F Evening Talk: Antarctica Hogmanay Ceilidh l

F Free Entry to Event l Boat of Garten Community Hall. 8pm-1am. T: 01479 831123. Tickets in advance F Live Music with Graeme l www.bog_hogmanay_2020.eventbrite.co.uk Mackay Kincraig’s 25th Hogmanay Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm. T: 01479 810233. Ceilidh with Brogues

& South Georgia by Alan Davies & Ruth Miller Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526.

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The Godmother Murder Mystery Dinner Muckrach Country House Hotel, Dulnain Bridge. 7pm. Tickets: 01479 851227. F Evening Talk: No l Feathers Required!... by Mike Dilger Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526. www.bwwc.co.uk

Monday 30th December One Night of Queen Macdonald Aviemore Resort. 7pm. www.tickettailor.com/events/ concept2020/298103/ F Painting Demonstration l by Chris Rose Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526.

Ceilidh Band Kincraig Village Hall. 8pm www.facebook.com/events/822066234869452 Hogmanay in the Square Grantown on Spey. 8pm-late. www.grantownonline.com Scottish Music with Andrew Gordon Balavil Hotel, Newtonmore. 9.30pm-12.30am. Hogmanay Smoko Party, with DJs Kristian Elliot and OC The Old Bridge, Aviemore. 10pm-2am. www.oldbridgeinn.co.uk New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks Glen & Balavil Hotel to the Primary School, Newtonmore. 11.30pm.

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Wildcat Trail New Years Tuesday 31st December Day Walk Hogmanay Dinner & Ceilidh Newtonmore. T: 01540 673131. La Taverna Restaurant, Aviemore. Annual Dare to Dip 4pm-1am. Booking essential Loch Insh Watersports, Kincraig. T: 01479 810683. 10.30am-12pm. Hogmanay Dinner & Dance Kingussie Shinty Festival to CODA Veteran’s Match Ballater Golf Club. 6pm-1am. Market Stance, Kingussie. 1pm. Tickets: 013397 55567. Hogmanay Hooley & Fireworks (Midnight) Every Day in December Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 7pm. Booking essential T: 01479 810233. Every Monday F Nethy Bridge Family l Ballroom Dancing with Hogmanay Torchlight Kenny Nairn Procession The Duke of Gordon Hotel, Lynstock Crescent to Community Hall. Kingussie. 8.30-10.45pm. 6pm hot refreshments & music. www.dukeofgordonhotel.co.uk 7pm Piper led procession starts. What’s On

Every Tuesday F Grantown Health Walk l Meet Anagach Wood, Curling Rink Car Park, Grantown on Spey. 10.30-11.30am. T: 01479 870520. www.cairngorms.co.uk/discover-explore/ things-to-do/walking-trails/health-walks/ F Nethybridge Health l

Walk Meet at Community Centre, Nethybridge. 1.30-2.30pm. T: 01479 870520. www.cairngorms.co.uk/discover-explore/ things-to-do/walking-trails/health-walks/ F Cycle Friendly Kingussie l Weekly Bike Rides Ardvonie Park, Kingussie. 6.30-8.30pm. www.facebook.com/cyclefriendlykingussie F Live Music with George l Gordon The Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. 8.30-10.45pm. www.dukeofgordonhotel.co.uk Quiz Night Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30-11.30pm.

Every Wednesday Community Cafe St Andrews Church Hall, Aviemore. 10am-4pm. Newtonmore Health Walk Meet at Wildcat Centre, Newtonmore. 10.30-11.30am. T: 01479 870520. www.cairngorms.co.uk/discover-explore/ things-to-do/walking-trails/health-walks Rotary Club of Spey Valley Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 6-8.15pm. T: 01479 810233. www.speyvalley.rotary1010.org

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The Killiecrankies Cabaret Band Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. 8.30-10.30pm. T: 01540 661302. F Live Music with Tweed l Winking Owl, Aviemore. 8.30pm. F Live Music with Davy l Holt Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30-11.30pm. T: 01479 810233. www.cairngorm.com

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Every Thursday F l Kingussie Health Walk

Meet Glenlivet Public Hall. 9.45-10.45am. T: 01479 870520.

The Winking Owl, Aviemore. 9pm. T: 01479 812368.

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Outside Boat Inn, Aboyne for lift 9.40am or meet at Glen Tanar Car Park for 10am. T: 01479 870520. www.cairngorms.co.uk/discover-explore/ things-to-do/walking-trails/health-walks/ F Glenlivet Health Walk l

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Meet Tomnabat Court, Tomintoul. 10-11am. T: 01479 870520.

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Live Music with Nigel Dyson Singer & Guitarist Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. 8.30pm. T: 01540 661302.

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Our Lady of the Rosary & St Columba’s RC Church, Newtonmore Road, Kingussie. 10-11am. T: 01540 661322. www.facebook.com/StAidansAviemore

Live Music with Carl Wilson F Sunday Mass l Singer & Guitarist St Aidan’s RC Church, Grampian Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. Road, Aviemore. 11.30am-12.30pm. 8.30-10.30pm. T: 01540 661302. T: 01540 661322. www.facebook.com/StAidansAviemore Every Saturday F Scottish Night with l F Aviemore Parkrun 5km l Ceilidh Dancing timed walk/run Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie, Route 7 Cafe, Aviemore. 9.30am 8.30pm. T: 01540 661302. (run brief 9.20am). T: 01479 873918. www.parkrun.org.uk/aviemore Details correct at time of F Vigil (Sunday) Mass l going to press - please note St Anne’s RC Parish, St Columba’s Scottish Episcopal Church, Grantown events may change.

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Walk The Old Bridge, Carrbridge. 11am-12.00pm. T: 01479 870520. F Cromar Health Walk l Outside Logie Coldstone Village Hall, Dinnet. 1.30pm-2.30pm. T: 01479 870520. F Ballroom Dancing with l Kenny Nairn The Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. 8.30-10.45pm. www.dukeofgordonhotel.co.uk

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Every Friday St Columba’s RC Church, Loreto, F l Glen Tanar Health Walk Kingussie. 7-8pm. T: 01540 661322.

Meet Badenoch Centre, Kingussie. 10.30-11.30am. T: 01479 870520. www.cairngorms.co.uk/discover-explore/ things-to-do/walking-trails/health-walks/ F Carrbridge Health l

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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! THE CROSS AT KINGUSSIE

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RIVERSIDE RESTAURANT WITH ROOMS

Fine Dining in the Cairngorms Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner AA Three Red Rosettes Good Food & Michelin Guides 2020

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Royal Tandoori Restaurant and Take-away OPEN 7 DAYS

Evening 5-10.30pm Authentic Indian Cuisines 10% Discount on Take-away Meals A La Carte Menu Freshly Prepared Coffees Private Function Room ~ Ideal For Stag, Hen Or Birthday Parties

Open daily 8am - til late serving Lunch and Evening meals Sunday Lunch served 12-2.30pm Enjoy our beer Garden with our Bar open all day Mid week Live Music Entertainment throughout the month

Cairngorm Hotel

Tel: 01479 811199 or 01479 811118

43 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH www.royaltandoori.uk.com We are a cheery, relaxed restaurant and bar serving up delicious freshly prepared food with a side of good drink. We prepare our dishes fresh in our kitchen with locally sourced ingredients. Book a table or wander in. Enjoy a cuppa, a Scottish Gin or Whisky, a family meal or take that someone special out for a special meal. We look forward to welcoming you.

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RESERVE A TABLE +44 (0) 1479 811 161 www.thehighlandline.com Book online

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The Place to Eat and Meet Opposite Aviemore Railway Station

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Rowan Tree

Country Hotel & Restaurant

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

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Situated by beautiful Loch Alvie, 2 miles south of Aviemore. Rowan Tree Hotel, by Loch Alvie, B9152, Aviemore, PH22 1QB

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FREE Event A Festive Snow Fun event for all the family – All Welcome! ore sm Lot o be t ed firm con

Help us celebrate the beginning of the winter season in the Cairngorms National Park Family Fun

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Gluhwein and Mince Pies Enjoy a Burger from the BBQ

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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.

ACTIVE SNOWSPORTS SCHOOL

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Winter Skills

EQUIPMENT RENTAL - FREE DROP OFF TO YOUR ACCOMMODATION

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What's On in the Cairngorms National Park in December 2019  

Welcome to the Cairngorms National Park and the December 2019 edition of What's On, the free monthly events guide.

What's On in the Cairngorms National Park in December 2019  

Welcome to the Cairngorms National Park and the December 2019 edition of What's On, the free monthly events guide.