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elcome to the Cairngorms National Park and the July edition of 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. Summer is here at last and there are lots of exciting events to take part in. Get out and enjoy the fresh air while learning about nature at one of the many ranger events happening across the Park, from guided walks to pond dipping you’ll find something for all ages. The Cairngorms Ceilidh trail returns from the 23rd July-6th Aug, a great opportunity to hear some traditional Scottish music performed by talented young musicians. Golf season is in full swing with open competitions happening at various courses in the Park, check out event listings for more details. If yoga is more your thing then sign up for one of the weekly classes or even try your hand at aerial yoga on the 30th. Finally don’t forget to visit Tomintoul on the 15th to see one of Scotland’s oldest Highland Games, now in its 176th year featuring well known heavy events and fun for all the family. 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

Events of Interest

2nd-7th July Festival of Golf Week Kingussie Golf Course. T: 01540 661600. www.kingussie-golf.co.uk

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Annual Exhibition Grantown-on-Spey Museum. 10am-5pm. www.speyartgroup.wordpress.com

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Photography 2017 Summer Exhibition Corgarff Community Hall, Strathdon. 10am-5pm. www.gerardmurphy.co.uk

29th June-2nd July Scottish Hydro Challenge Golf Event Spey Valley Golf Course, Aviemore. www.europeantour.com/challengetour F l

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Happy, Insh Marshes RSPB Insh Marshes Car Park, Kingussie. T: 01540 661518. insh@rspb.org.uk

7th-14th July Lochs and Landscapes The Iona Gallery, Kingussie. 10am-5pm. T: 07919 091324. www.angusgrantart.com F l

7-8th July

Building, Insh Marshes RSPB Insh Marshes Car Park, Kingussie. T: 01540 661518. insh@rspb.org.uk

13th-16th July Gentleman’s 4 Day Open Grantown on Spey Golf Course. www.grantownonspeygc.co.uk

15th-16th July

The Strathspey Railway Summer Family Special Boat of Garten Station. www.strathspeyrailway.co.uk

15th-16th July

Highland Rising Re-enactment Weekend Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore. 10.30am-4.30pm. T: 01540 673551. www.highlandfolk.com F l

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& Craft Fair Glenmore Visitor Centre, Aviemore. 9.30am-4.30pm. T: 07919 091324. www.angusgrantart.com

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Ranger Event: Intrepid Explorers, Insh Marshes Gathering RSPB Insh Marshes Car Park, Tomintoul Village. Kingussie. T: 01540 661518. www.tomintoulmotorcyclegathering.com insh@rspb.org.uk F Tomintoul Motorcycle l

Summer Exhibition Abernethy Old Kirk, Nethy Bridge. 1-5pm. (closed every Tues & Thurs) T: 01540 673486. www.oldkirknethybridge.org

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Cairngorms Cèilidh Trail (CCT) Various locations. See daily listings. www.feisspe.org.uk

24th-28th July Visitors’ Golf Week 2017 Grantown on Spey Golf Course. www.grantownonspeygc.co.uk

24th-28th July Royal Deeside Golf Classic Ballater Golf Course. www.ballatergolfclub.co.uk

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Marshes, Insh Marshes RSPB Insh Marshes Car Park, Kingussie. T: 01540 661518. insh@rspb.org.uk

29th-30th July Soldiers of Killiecrankie Killiecrankie Battlefield. 11am-5pm. www.soldiersofkilliecrankie.co.uk

30th July-5th Aug Scottish 6 Days Orienteering Festival Throughout Royal Deeside. www.scottish6days.com/2017

& Craft Fair Elephants in the Pantry, Grantown on Spey. 10am-4pm. T: 01479 258070. www.elephantsinthepantry.co.uk Ranger Event: Volcanoes National Trust for Scotland (NTS) Killiecrankie Visitor Centre. 2-3.30pm. T: 01350 728641. www.nts.org.uk

Sunday 2nd July Cairngorms Farmers Market The Square, Grantown on Spey. 10am-4pm. www.facebook.com/ Cairngormsfarmersmarket Ranger Event: Volcanoes NTS Killiecrankie Visitor Centre. 2-3.30pm. T: 01350 728641. www.nts.org.uk F l

Friday 7th July Summer Ranger-led Guided Walks Nethy Bridge Visitor Centre. 11am-1pm. T: 07710 387510. www.rspb.org.uk

Saturday 8th July Braemar Junior Highland Games Duke of Fife Memorial Ground, Braemar. www.braemarjuniorgames.com

Sunday 9th July

Tuesday 4th July Nature Nippers Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar. 10-11am. T: 01339 720164. www.nts.org.uk/Property/Mar-LodgeEstate River Dipping for Beasties! Behind the Old Railway Station, Nethy Bridge. 2-4pm. T: 07818 588222. www.highland.gov.uk

Wednesday 5th July

Wildflower Identification Insh Marshes, Kingussie. 10am-4pm. T: 01540 662216. www.clp-online.net Saturday 1st July Mar Lodge Evening Stroll Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar. 5-7pm. Corrieyairack Challenge T: 01339 720164. www.nts.org.uk 2017 (Walk/Run, Cycle Duathlon) Live Music: Routes String Fort Augustus to Badaguish Outdoor Quartet Centre, Aviemore. T: 01479 861285. The Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore. www.corrieyairack.org 8.30pm. www.oldbridgeinn.co.uk

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Thursday 6th July Lets Make Homes for Wildlife! Ardvonie Car Park, Kingussie. 2-4pm. T: 07818 588222. www.highland.gov.uk

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Braemar Heart of the Park Challenge Highland Games Park, Braemar. 12pm. T: 07709 199914. www.entrycentral.com/braemar-trail-run Ranger Event: Volcanoes NTS Killiecrankie Visitor Centre. 2-3.30pm. T: 01350 728641. www.nts.org.uk

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Monday 10th July Evening Talk: The Wet and The Dry Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526. www.bwwc.co.uk F l

Tuesday 11th July Inverallan Old Time Dancing Inverallan Church Hall, Grantown on Spey. 7.30-10pm. T: 01479 851353. F Free Entry to Event l

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Garden Workshop Orchids Local to the Glen Tanar Walled Garden, Aboyne. Grant Arms 2-5pm. T: 01339 886451. Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. www.glentanar.co.uk 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526. Tuesday 18th July www.bwwc.co.uk Ranger Event: Damsels Thursday 13th July and Dragons Teddy Bears Picnic Glenmulliach Forest Car Park, Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar. Tomintoul. 2-3.30pm. 10am-1pm. T: 01339 720164. T: 01479 870070. www.nts.org.uk www.glenlivetestate.co.uk Ranger Event: A Walk Wednesday 19th July with Boat’s Bees Community Hall Car Park, Boat of Mar Lodge Evening Garten. 2-4pm. T: 07710 387510. Stroll www.rspb.org.uk Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar. 5-7pm. T: 01339 720164. Ranger Event: Peek in www.nts.org.uk the Pond Loch Vaa, Laggantygown Cemetery, Badger Watch nr Aviemore. 2-4pm. Boat of Garten. T: 01479 831768. T: 07818 588222. www.highlandbadgers.net www.highland.gov.uk Thursday 20th July F Robin Adams Band l The Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore. F l Moths in the Morning 8.30pm. www.oldbridgeinn.co.uk Burn o’ Vat Visitor Centre, Dinnet. 10am-12.30pm. T: 01339 881667.

Saturday 15th July

Yoga on the Mountain Cairngorm Mountain, Aviemore. 8am. Booking essential. www.cairngormmountain.org Tomintoul Highland Games Public Park, Tomintoul. 11am-5pm. T: 01807 580407. www.tomintoulhighlandgames.co.uk F Secrets of Strathdon l Car Park on A944 opposite Doune of Invernochty, Bellabeg, Strathdon. 1.30-5pm. T: 07787 583976. www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk F Free Entry to Event l 6

Friday 21st July Summer Ranger-led Guided Walks Nethy Bridge Visitor Centre. 11am-1pm. T: 07710 387510. www.rspb.org.uk Ranger Event: Volcanoes NTS Killiecrankie Visitor Centre. 2-3.30pm. T: 01350 728641. www.nts.org.uk Ranger Event: Killiecrankie Rocks! Killiecrankie Visitor Centre. 2-3.30pm. T: 01350 728641. hermitage@nts.org.uk

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Live Music Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30-12.45pm. T: 01479 810233. www.cairngorm.com

Saturday 22nd July Ballater Farmer’s Market Glenmuick Church Green, Ballater. 10am-2pm. www.facebook.com/ ballaterfarmersmarket F l

Sunday 23rd July Braemar Highland Fling Highland Games/Country Fair Braemar Castle and grounds. 12-4pm. T: 01339 741219. www.braemarcastle.co.uk F CCT: Fèis Spè l Cairngorms Cèilidh Trail Braemar Castle. 2-4pm. T: 07989 907213. www.feisspe.org.uk F Live Music: Martha l Ffion The Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore. 8.30-11pm. www.oldbridgeinn.co.uk

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Cairngorms Cèilidh Trail The Deeside Inn, Ballater. 7.30-10pm. T: 07989 907213. www.feisspe.org.uk F Evening Talk: l Unravelling the Mysteries of Migration Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526. www.bwwc.co.uk

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Wednesday 26th July Messy Art NTS Killiecrankie Visitor Centre. 10.30am-12pm. T: 01350 728641. www.nts.org.uk F Evening Talk: the l A-Z of Changes of Birds in Scotland by Dawn Balmer Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526. www.bwwc.co.uk Badger Watch Boat of Garten. T: 01479 831768. www.highlandbadgers.net

Thursday 27th July Mar Lodge Mini Rangers Can you Survive? Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar. 10am-1pm. T: 01339 720164. www.nts.org.uk Musical: One Fine Day St Margaret’s, Braemar. 6.30-10.15pm. T: 07780 433302. www.stmargaretsbraemar.org.uk

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Summer Talks in Nethy Visitor Centre, Nethy Bridge. 7.30-9.30pm. T: 07710 387510. alison.greggans@rspb.org.uk CCT: Fèis Spè Cairngorms Cèilidh Trail Glenprosen Hall, Kirriemuir. 7.30pm. T: 07989 907213. www.feisspe.org.uk RBL Club Quiz Royal British Legion, Grantown on Spey. 7.30pm. T: 01479 873690.

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& Craft Fair Elephants in the Pantry, Grantown on Spey. 10am-4pm. T: 01479 258070. www.elephantsinthepantry.co.uk Learn to Fish Sessions Glen Tanar Estate, Aboyne. 10am-4pm. Booking essential. T: 01339 886451. www.glentanar.co.uk

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Tuesday 25th July Ranger Event: Wolf Brother Comes to Life! The Hayfield, Glenmore Forest Park, Aviemore. 12-4pm. T: 07818 588222. www.highland.gov.uk CCT: Fèis Spè Cairngorms Cèilidh Trail Balmoral Castle, Crathie. 12-2pm. T: 07989 907213. www.feisspe.org.uk Show: The Three Inch Fools St Margaret’s, Braemar. 7.30-9.15pm. T: 07780 433302. www.stmargaretsbraemar.org.uk CCT: Fèis Spè Cairngorms Cèilidh Trail Braemar Village Hall, Braemar. 8pm. T: 07989 907213. www.feisspe.org.uk F Live Music: Luke l Jackson, featuring Andy Sharps The Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore. 8.30-11pm. www.oldbridgeinn.co.uk

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Loch Volunteer Madness Milton Loch, Boat of Garten. 10am-4pm. T: 07710 387510. alison.greggans@rspb.org.uk F Strathfleet Buttons l and Bows Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore. 12-12.30pm. T: 01540 673551. www.highlandfolk.com CCT: Fèis Spè Cairngorms Cèilidh Trail Newtonmore Village Hall. 7.30-10pm. T: 07989 907213. www.feisspe.org.uk Country Superstars Tribute Show Macdonald Aviemore Resort. 7.30-10pm. T: 07944 814920. www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk Ricciotti Ensemble St Margaret’s, Braemar. 7.30pm-9.15pm. T: 07780 433302. www.stmargartesbraemar.org.uk

Sunday 30th July Aerial Yoga The Pagoda, Grantown on Spey. 12-1pm. www.thepagoda.scot Top Dogs Day Out The Hayfield, Glenmore Forest Park, Aviemore. 12-4pm. T: 07818 588222. www.highland.gov.uk

Monday 31st July CCT: Fèis Spè Cairngorms Cèilidh Trail Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore. 12.30-3pm. T: 07989 907213. www.feisspe.org.uk F l

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Cairngorms Cèilidh Trail The Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 7-9pm. T: 07989 907213. www.feisspe.org.uk

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Group Curling Rink Car Park, Anagach Wood. 10.30-11.30am. T: 01479 872142. Gentle Yoga The Pagoda, Grantown on Spey. Every Day in July 11am. www.thepagoda.scot F Ballater Health Walk l Every Monday Group Glenmuick Church Hall. 1-2pm. F Glenlivet Health Walk l Glenlivet Public Hall. 9.45-10.45am. T: 01339 755634. T: 01807 590689. F Nethy Bridge Health l Walk Group F Braemar Health Walk l Meet by Community Centre, Dell Group Road. 1-2pm. T: 07519 569005. Under the Mews, Braemar. 10-11am. T: 01339 741426. Grantown-on-Spey Slimming World F l Glass Fusing Studio Royal British Legion, Grantown Open Afternoon on Spey. 3:30, 5.30 & 7.30pm. The Trove, Newtonmore. T: 07545 399160. 2-4pm. T: 07921 729249. www.fusedandlight.co.uk Callanetics Talla nan Ros, Kingussie. 6.15Gentle Yoga 7.15pm. Totalyoga@outlook.com The Pagoda, Grantown on Spey. 6:30-7.30pm. T: 07707 174314. Yoga in the Dome www.thepagoda.scot Loch Insh Outdoor Centre, Kincraig. Cash Bingo (18+) 6.30-7.30pm. T: 01540 651272. Royal British Legion, Grantown on office@lochinsh.co.uk Spey. 7.50pm. T: 01479 873690. Senior Youth Club F Live Music l Grantown YMCA Community Hilton Coylumbridge, Aviemore. Centre, Grantown on Spey. 8.30-10.30pm. 6.45-8.45pm. T: 01479 872262. www.hiltonaviemore.com www.grantowncommunitycentre.org F Live Music & Dancing l Gentle Yoga with George Gordon Talla nan Ros, Kingussie. Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. 7.15-8.15pm. Live music. 8.30pm-10.30pm. Totalyoga@outlook.com F Graeme Mackay in the l F Live Music & Dancing l Cairn Bar with Kenny Nairn Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm. Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. T: 01479 810233. 8pm. T: 01540 661302. Every Tuesday F Braemar Local History l Walks Callanetics Invercauld Arms Hotel, Braemar. The Pagoda, Grantown on Spey. 8pm. T: 01339 741985. 10am. www.thepagoda.scot

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Hilton Coylumbridge, Aviemore. 8.30pm. Quiz Night Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm. T: 01479 810233.

Every Wednesday Summer Ranger-led Guided Walks Loch Garten Osprey Centre, Nethy Bridge. 9.30am-1pm. T: 01479 831476. www.rspb.org.uk Yoga Boat of Garten Community Centre. 9.45-10.45am. (not the 26th) T: 07958 463259. getsetfit@yahoo.co.uk Community Cafe St Andrews Church Hall, Aviemore. 10am-4pm. Newtonmore Health Walk Wildcat Centre, Newtonmore. 10.30-11.30am. T: 01540 673172. F Boat of Garten Health l Walk Group Boat Hotel. 1.30-2.30pm. T: 01479 831562. Robinson Crusoe Show MacDonald Aviemore Resort. 2-4pm. T: 03448 799152. www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk F Braemar Local History l Group Guided Walks Invercauld Arms Hotel, Braemar. 3pm. T: 01339 741985. dougbruce_2000@yahoo.com Rotary Club of Spey Valley Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 6-8.15pm. T: 01479 810233. www.speyvalley.rotary1010.org Pilates in the Dome The Ptarmigan Dome, Loch Insh, Kincraig. 7.30-8.30pm. T: 01540 651272. www.lochinsh.com

Vinyasa Flow Yoga The Dell, Nethy Bridge. 8pm. Booking essential. www.thedellofabernethy.co.uk The Killiecrankies Cabaret Band Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. 8.30-10.30pm. T: 01540 661302. F Live Music l Hilton Coylumbridge, Aviemore. 8.30pm. F Davy Holt in our l Lounge Bar Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30-11.30pm. T: 01479 810233. www.cairngorm.com

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Group Badenoch Centre. 10.30-11.30am. T: 01540 661878. F Carrbridge Health l Walk Group Meet by the Old Bridge, Carrbridge. 11am-12pm. T: 01479 841749. F Aviemore Health Walk l Group Myrtlefield Car Park, near Mike’s Bikes. 1.30-2.30pm. T: 01479 810519. Junior Youth Club YMCA Community Centre, Grantown on Spey. 6.30-8pm. T: 01479 872262. www.grantowncommunitycentre.org F Live Music & Dancing l with Ronnie Douglas Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. 8.30-10.30pm. www.dukeofgordonhotel.co.uk F Live Music with Tweed l or Anne Dickson Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm.

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Hilton Coylumbridge, Aviemore. 8.30-10.30pm. T: 01479 810661. www.hiltonaviemore.com F Heritage In Action l Days Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore. 11am-4pm. T: 01540 673551. www.highlandfolk.com

Every Friday Yoga Boat of Garten Community Centre. 9.45-10.45am. (not the 7th or 28th) T: 07958 463259. getsetfit@yahoo.co.uk Community Cafe Grantown YMCA Community Centre, Grantown on Spey. 10am-2pm. T: 01479 872262. www.grantowncommunitycentre.org F Glen Tanar Health Walk l Glen Tanar Visitor Centre. 10-11.30am. T: 01339 886072. F Tomintoul Health Walk l Tomnabat Court. 10-11am. T: 01807 590689. Y-Engage YMCA Community Centre, Grantown on Spey. 7-9pm. T: 01479 872262. www.grantowncommunitycentre.org F Live Music l Hilton Coylumbridge, Aviemore. 8.30pm. Live Music with Carl Wilson Singer & Guitarist Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. 8.30-10.30pm. T: 01540 661302. F George Gordon l Entertains Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm. T: 01479 810233.

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Speyside Way, Dalfaber Drive, Aviemore. 9.20am. T: 01479 873918. www.parkrun.org.uk/aviemore F Glass Fusing Studio l Open Afternoon The Trove, Newtonmore. 2-4pm. T: 07921 729249. www.fusedandlight.co.uk Robinson Crusoe Show Macdonald Aviemore Resort. 2-4pm. T: 03448 799152. www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk 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 Anne Dickson Band, l Davy Holt and Ruairidh Maclean Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30-11.30pm. T: 01479 810233. www.cairngorm.com

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Music with Accordionist Ruairidh 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. F Free Entry to Event l 10

www.shinty.com Saturday 1st July Newtonmore 2nds v Lochside Rovers The Eilan, Newtonmore. 12pm. Newtonmore 1sts v Glenurquhart The Eilan, Newtonmore. 3pm.

Friday 7th July Newtonmore 2nds v Kingussie The Eilan, Newtonmore. 7pm.

Saturday 8th July

24th-28th July Visitors’ Golf Week 2017 Grantown on Spey Golf Course. www.grantownonspeygc.co.uk

24th-28th July Royal Deeside Golf Classic Ballater Golf Course. www.ballatergolfclub.co.uk

Sunday 2nd July Texas Scramble Open Boat of Garten Golf Course. www.boatgolf.com

Monday 3rd July Senior Gentleman’s Open Ballater Golf Course. www.ballatergolfclub.co.uk

Newtonmore v Kyles Athletic (Cup) The Eilan, Newtonmore. 2.30pm. Saturday 8th July Strathspey v Strathglass Charity Mixed Foursomes Grantown Grammar School. 1.30pm. Abernethy Golf Club, Nethy Bridge. 10am. T: 01479 821305. Saturday 15th July info@abernethygolfclub.com Newtonmore v Kyles Charities Open Mixed Athletic Foursomes The Eilan, Newtonmore. 2.30pm. Abernethy Golf Course, Nethy Bridge. www.abernethygolfclub.com

Saturday 22nd July

Strathspey v Caberfeidh Grantown Grammar School. 1.30pm.

Saturday 29th July Newtonmore v Oban Camanachd The Eilan, Newtonmore. 2.30pm.

Golf

Monday 10th July Senior Ladies Open Ballater Golf Course, Ballater. www.ballatergolfclub.co.uk

Wednesday 12th July

13th-16th July Gentlemans 4 Day Open Grantown on Spey Golf Course. www.grantownonspeygc.co.uk

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Sunday 9th July Badenoch Open 36 Hole Kingussie Golf Club. T: 01540 661600. www.kingussie-golf.co.uk

Seniors’ Open Ladies & Men Abernethy Golf Club, Nethy Bridge. 10am. T: 01479 821305. info@abernethygolfclub.com

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Thursday 13th July Seniors Open Boat of Garten Golf Course. www.boatgolf.com . Gents Senior Open Carrbridge Golf Club. T: 01479 841623. www.carrbridgegolf.co.uk

Saturday 15th July Junior Open Abernethy golf Club, Nethy Bridge. 2pm. T: 01479 821305. info@abernethygolfclub.com

Tuesday 18th July Junior Open

Abernethy Golf Course, Nethy Bridge. www.abernethygolfclub.com

Sunday 23rd July Ladies’ and Men’s Mixed Greensome Abernethy Golf Club, Nethy Bridge. 9am. T: 01479 821305. info@abernethygolfclub.com Open Mixed Greensomes Abernethy Golf Course, Nethy Bridge. info@abernethygolfclub.com

Monday 24th July Royal Deeside Golf Classic Ballater Golf Course. www.ballatergolfclub.co.uk

Tuesday 25th July Royal Deeside Golf Classic Ballater Golf Course. www.ballatergolfclub.co.uk

Saturday 29th July Gents Seniors Stableford Open Blair Atholl Golf Course. www.blairathollgolf.co.uk

Sunday 30th July Texas Scramble Abernethy Golf Club, Nethy Bridge. 9am. T: 01479 821305. info@abernethygolfclub.com CNPA Open Texas Scramble Abernethy Golf Course, Nethy Bridge. www.abernethygolfclub.com

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Junior Boys and Girls Open Grantown on Spey Golf Course. www.grantownonspeygc.co.uk

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5 Great Family Off-road Cycling Routes

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he Cairngorms is a great place for cycling with the family. ‘Fiona Outdoors’ reveals five of the best locations across the area for off-road riding. Glenlivet MTB Trails

The 9km Blue Trail at Glenlivet Estate is a great route for families, from younger riders to more confident adults. The trail is mostly undulating and flowing although there are a few climbs. It includes 7.7km of singletrack, mostly on a smooth surface, and 1.3km of forest road, which is rougher. You can look forward to riding sections with great names such as Ankers Alley with its ups and downs, Barrel Run and the fast finish through Copper Worm. Stop to take in the lovely views, too – and to catch your breath – at places such as Gauger’s Lookout. For more experienced mountain bikers there’s the thrills of the 22km Red Trail, or why not head off on your own adventure in the wider Glenlivet estate. One great route is to ride the 12km trail to Glenmulliach Viewpoint.

Aboyne to Ballater on the Deeside Way

A lovely 18km section of the 66km Deeside Way, on Royal Deeside, offers a great ride for families. It is mostly flat so even younger children should be able to complete the route one-way. Riding out and back will be better suited to slightly older children. The route starts beside the Victory Hall in the centre of Aboyne and follows a waymarked path through pretty countryside before reaching a more wooded landscape with views of hills and mountains in the distance. Take your time to visit Burn O’ Vat Visitor Centre and the Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve, close to the Deeside Way. The path also passes Cambus O’ May, where you will see an old station building, and an impressive suspension bridge over the River Dee. Tullich Kirkyard is worth another short detour to view the old graves and historic stones. The route finishes at the Old Royal Station, which is currently under renovation. 12 12

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Glenshee Mountain Bike Track

In the summer, from June to September, mountain bikers can enjoy an amazing experience on the Glenshee Bike Track. Recommended for riders aged eight and over, the track is reached by a single seat chair that ascends from outside the main café to 914m at the top of the Munro called Cairnwell. The bike goes with you on the chairlift. After that it’s up to you to descend the 2.4km route and enjoy the scenery all around you. The trail is graded moderate so it’s a good idea to have some mountain biking skills before you go.

Glen Doll &Jock’s Road

A series of Angus Route Cards have been developed detailing a number of superb mountain biking routes. The 8km Glen Doll & Jock’s Road is short but it includes a climb of 210m and a fairly tricky but stunning descent, so this ride is best reserved for families with older children or for those with a few riding skills. The route leaves the Forestry Commission car park in Glen Doll, north west of Clova, at the end of a singletrack road. After passing the Ranger Station you start on a path, keeping the river on your left. After crossing a bridge, you join a forest road and the White Water will now be on your right. Heading uphill, the track eventually reaches the top of Glen Doll. The views up the glen are impressive. The descent follows Jock’s Road and can be a bone shaking experience! You reach the forest road again to retrace the route back to the car park. Glenlivet Estate

Loch an Eilein

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Two Lochs Ride

There are many trails and tracks to explore on Rothiemurchus Estate near Aviemore and one popular route for families is a circuit of beautiful Loch an Eilein. The loch set amid stunning Rothiemurchus pine trees boasts a small island with a ruined castle. As you can imagine, the views are magnificent. To make this a ride of 7km, with the added attraction of being quite flat, you could take in another loch, Gamhna. If you fancy a short diversion on foot, you could leave you bikes locked up at the loch side and climb the small hill called Ord Ban, to the north-west of the lochs for superb views of the wider Cairngorms. Pop into In Your Element for various route maps. There is a charge for parking at Loch an Eilein car park.

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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.

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Strathspey Highland Ponies Rothiemurchus Aviemore

All levels of rider welcome 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 w w

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T: 01479 816212 E: hire@aviemorebikes.co.uk

Visit Our NEW Bike Hire Centre Open Mon-Sun 9.30am-5.30pm all Summer

Bikes for all ages & sizes, with half day prices starting from ÂŁ12.50 (youth MTB) Large selection of bespoke trail maps on sale for all levels of riding. Mountain Bike Guiding also available for pre-booking. Unit 12/17, Spey Valley Business Park Dalfaber Industrial Estate Dalfaber Drive, Aviemore PH22 1ST

Next to the Route 7 Cafe and cycle path and the Cairngorm Brewery. Main Bike Shop still in original location - 5A Myrtlefield Shopping Centre, Aviemore

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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!

Garth Hotel

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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 2017 www.thecross.co.uk 01540 661166

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Restaurant open 7.30am-9.30pm Lunch served Monday-Sunday 12-5pm Evening meals served 5-9:30pm Early Bird Voucher - Sun-Fri until 6.30pm 15% discount based on pre-booking & taking 2 Courses - booking essential

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Boat of Garten - Tel: 01479 831 466

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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Royal Tandoori Restaurant and Take-away OPEN 7 DAYS

Lunch 12noon-2pm

Evening 5-10.30pm

Authentic Indian Cuisines Three Course Business Lunch ~ £7.95 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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Local, Seasonal, Creative Food, Relaxed & Informal Dining Experience. * LUNCH SPECIAL ~ Monday to Saturday, daily changing blackboard menu, 2 courses £12.99, 3 courses £15.99 (Normal menu also available. Closed Tuesdays.)

T: 01479 831 466 or E: info@andersonsrestaurant.co.uk

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

Great Freshly Prepared Food All Day Beers, Wines, Spirits & Malts

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In the lively Lounge, All Day ‘til Late with Regular Entertainment + Live TV Sports

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

2 nights from £195 Stylish self-catering bungalows in Aviemore. 3 & 4 star available. From 1-4 bedrooms. All have TV, DVD, free view channels & Wi-Fi. BBQ, own garden & drive. Some with sauna, wood burner, designer kitchen & flat screen TV. Pets welcome in allocated properties. Guests discounted golf & leisure nearby.

STB HHH & HHHH. Colour brochure & Virtual Tours.

Great North Lodges Cairngorm Highland Bungalows Beautifully furnished and equipped 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroomed bungalows sleeping 2 - 8. Open fires. Mountain views, pets welcome, Leisure Club/Golf facilities available. Easy walking distance to Aviemore. S.T.B. 3H - 4H Contact Linda Murray Tel: 01479 810653 www.cairngorm-bungalows.co.uk

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

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tel: 01479 810165 email: info@silverglades.co.uk web: www.silverglades.co.uk

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

here are lots of specialist shops throughout the area where you can find everything you need from outdoor kit to gifts for friends, or even a treat for yourself!

Hand thrown terracotta pottery by Penny Weir. Open by appointment ‘Throw Your Own’ on Thursdays, £15 a shot. Open Daily - Please phone Penny for opening times & workshop details. 01479 810837 info@penspots.co.uk www.penspots.co.uk

Cairngorms Farmers Market

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What's On in the Cairngorms July 2017  

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

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