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elcome to the Cairngorms National Park and the May/June edition of What’s On, your free events guide. All year round the Cairngorms is a mecca for nature lovers, but especially in May and June, when there is so much happening on the wildlife front. Not only does the BBC’s SpringWatch return to our TVs filmed in the Cairngorms, but the Park also celebrates its fantastic and diverse nature during the ‘BIG Weekend’ event on 10-12 May. Whether you’re a nature-watching newbie or an expert, you’ll find something of interest in the programme. There are a raft of activities to keep the kids in particular amused from storytelling at the Highland Folk Museum to the Capercaillie Challenge in Carrbridge. Wildlife enthusiasts will also love the free talks taking place at The Grant Arms Hotel in Grantown. If you’re more interested in whisky than wildlife, then head along to the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, where free sampling and a host of other events are taking place. Or, if you prefer to add a sporting challenge to your wildlife watching, then come along to the ‘Orienteering with Nature’ sessions. Alternatively, if it’s pure adrenaline you’re after, rock up to Laggan Wolftrax Big Demo weekend mountain biking event or Mike’s Bikes ‘Aviemore 100’ road and mountain bike race. After a busy day, all you’ll want to do is relax and take in the Highland hospitality, which you can do at the many live music events regularly taking place in the Park. The Cairngorms National Park has something for everyone!

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ou are in an all year round destination with lots going 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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1st-6th May Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival (SOSWF) Throughout Speyside. www.spiritofspeyside.com SOSWF: Angels’ Nectar Whisky Caching Grantown on Spey. 9am-8pm. Register to get clues. www.spiritofspeyside.com

1st May-29th June Seascapes Exhibition by Gill Knight Chapel House Arts, Kingussie. 10am-4.30pm Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri. 10am-1pm Wed & Sat. www.chapelhousearts.co.uk

5th-6th May Laggan Wolftrax Big Demo Weekend Laggan Wolftrax Centre, Strathmashie, Laggan. 9am-5pm. T: 01528 544366. www.facebook.com/ events/329491684433084

4th-6th June Celtic Media Festival Aviemore Highland Resort. www.celticmediafestival.co.uk

Cairngorms Nature BIG 8th-9th June Weekend 2019 CNBW Plein Air Drawing Cairngorms National Park, Aviemore. Weekend Workshop www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend.com The Laundry Gallery, Aviemore. Open air drawing class over two 10th-26th May days. 10am-5pm. F Creative Cairngorms l T: 07779 253313. Spring Art Exhibition www.thelaundrygallery.net Iona Gallery, Kingussie. 1-5pm. T: 01540 662900. 8th-16th June www.creativecairngorms.co.uk F More Nethy Memories l Exhibition of Village 18th-24th May Photographs Ballater Walking Abernethy Old Kirk, Nethy Bridge. Festival 10am-4.30pm. T: 01479 821952. Around Ballater. www.walkballater.com 19th-30th June

25th-26th May Atholl Gathering & Highland Games Blair Atholl. 9.30am-5pm. T: 01796 481207. www.atholl-estates.co.uk

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Retrospective Artworks by the late artist The Iona Gallery, Kingussie 10am-5pm. T: 01540 661594.

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25th May Glenmore Trail Running Gathering Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore. www.glenmorelodge.org.uk

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Vintage Day Highland Folk Museum. 10.30am-4pm. T: 01349 781650. www.highlifehighland.com/ highlandfolkmuseum/

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Lynbreck Croft Experience Weekend Lynbreck Croft, Tomintoul Road, Grantown on Spey. T: 07970 716975. www.lynbreckcroft.co.uk

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SOSWF: Open Beer & Whisky Pairing with K’s: The Birds of New F Santa Cruz Bikes Demo l Windswept Brewery Zealand by Graham Weekend Whisky Castle, Tomintoul. Lenton Laggan Wolftrax Centre, Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 11am-4pm. Strathmashie, Laggan. 10am-5pm. 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526. www.spiritofspeyside.com T: 01479 831729. www.bwwc.co.uk SOSWF: Whisky Pancake www.facebook.com/ Brunch Live Music with Lizabett events/645659615870374 Grantown YMCA. 10.30am-12.30pm. Russo SOSWF: Angel’s Nectar Braemar Gallery. 7.30-10.30pm. Whisky Tasting www.braemargallery.co.uk Calendar of Events Elephants in the Pantry, Grantown Friday 3rd May on Spey. 12-4pm. 1st May SOSWF: Golf, Prizes, Lynbreck Croft Tour Single Malt Whisky Lynbreck Croft, Tomintoul Road, Strathdon Silver Circle Tasting, History Grantown on Spey. 1-4pm. Booking Walking Group & Supper essential. T: 07970 716975. Meet Lonach Hall, Strathdon. Boat of Garten Golf Club. www.lynbreckcroft.co.uk/croft-tours 1.30-2.30pm. T: 01479 870520. 2-8.30pm. www.spiritofspeyside.com SOSWF: Gin Cocktail Thursday 2nd May SOSWF: Whisky & Food Masterclass Pairing SOSWF: Open Whisky Richmond Memorial Hall, Tomintoul. The Snug, Aviemore. 3.30-4.30pm. 2-3pm. Tasting with Carn Mor’s Graeme MacKay www.spiritofspeyside.com SOSWF: Whisky Tasting Whisky Castle, Tomintoul. SOSWF: Grantown’s Kilted Whisky Castle, Tomintoul. 2-5pm. 11am-4pm. Dramble SOSWF: Distillery Tour www.spiritofspeyside.com Grantown YMCA. 7-10pm. with Transport SOSWF: Whisky & Food SOSWF: 6 Course Whisky Speyside Distillery, Kingussie. Pairing Matching Dinner 2.30-4.30pm. The Snug, Aviemore. Muckrach Country House Hotel, www.spiritofspeyside.com 3.30-4.30pm. Dulnain Bridge. 7-10pm. SOSWF: Whisky Tasting SOSWF: Spirit of Spey F Live Music with l & Light Bites Mixology Cocktails & The Naturals Strathspey Steam Train, Aviemore. Canapes Bothy Bar, Winking Owl, Aviemore. 2.40-4.30pm. The Snug, Aviemore. 6.30-8pm. 9pm. T: 01479 812368. SOSWF: Whisky & Cheese F Cairngorm CC Social l Pairing Saturday 4th May Ride Richmond Memorial Hall, Tomintoul. Museum Car Park, Grantown on F Ramblers Walk l 6-9pm. Spey. 6.30-9pm. T: 01479 873279. Glentromie & Insh SOSWF: Archive Single www.cairngormcc.co.uk/events Marshes Meet Ardvonie Car Park, Kingussie. Malts Tasting Marie by Perth Theatre The Snug, Aviemore. 6.30-8pm. 9.30am. T: 07450 548862. Blair Atholl Village Hall. 8-10pm. www.badenochandstrathspeyramblers. T: 01738 621031. F Free Entry to Event l org.uk www.blairathollvillagehall.co.uk F Evening Talk: All the l

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SOSWF: 6 Course Whisky Matching Dinner Muckrach Country House Hotel, Dulnain Bridge. 7-10pm. Live Band Tweed Glenlivet Hall, Ballindalloch. 7.30-11pm. T: 01807 580760. F Evening Talk: Birds in l

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Ancient Egypt by John Wyatt Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526. www.bwwc.co.uk

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Working with Light Photographic Exhibition Iona Gallery, Kingussie. 1-5pm. T: 01540 662496. F Evening Talk: Saving l the Chatham Island Black F Live Music with George Robin the World’s Rarest l Bird by David Parkin Gordon Bothy Bar, Winking Owl, Aviemore. Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 8.30-10pm. 9pm. T: 01479 812368. T: 01479 872526. www.facebook.com/ TheWinkingOwlAviemore Tuesday 7th May F l

Cairngorm CC Glenmore 10 Mile Time Trial Woodland Car Park, Aviemore. 6.30-8.30pm. www.cairngormcc.co.uk/events F Open Creative Writing l Workshops Tomintoul Discovery Centre. 6.30-8.30pm. www.cairngorms.co.uk

Sunday 5th May SOSWF: Whisky Tasting Whisky Castle, Tomintoul. 11am-4pm. SOSWF: Whisky Awards Tasting & Judging 2019 Drop In The Snug, Aviemore. 12-3pm. www.spiritofspeyside.com

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Gathering Playing Fields, Nethy Bridge. 12.30-4.30pm. T: 01479 821400. www.nethybridge.com SOSWF: Pies, Poetry & Whisky Richmond Memorial Hall, Tomintoul. 2-3pm. F Free Entry to Event l 6

SOSWF: Distillery Tour with Transport Speyside Distillery, Kingussie. 2.30-4.30pm. www.spiritofspeyside.com SOSWF: Whisky Masterclass Richmond Memorial Hall, Tomintoul. 6-9pm.

Monthly Lunch Bunch Anderson’s Restaurant, Boat of Garten. 12.30-2.30pm. T: 01479 810004. www.ct4u.co.uk F Evening Talk: India: l Birds, Tigers & the Taj Mahal by Chris Hall Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526. www.bwwc.co.uk

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Thursday 9th May Think Health Think Nature Talk with Ailsa Villegas Senior Health Development Officer Green Health NHS Highland Talla Nan Ros, Kingussie. 2-4pm. T: 01540 673020. F Cairngorm CC Social l Ride 112B High St, Aviemore. 6.30-9pm. www.cairngormcc.co.uk/events F Evening Talk: The l Life & Times of Robin Redbreast by David Parkin Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526. F Open Mic Night l Bothy Bar, Winking Owl, Aviemore. 8.30pm. T: 01479 812368. F l

Friday 10th May CNBW: Great Cairngorms Swift Race 2019 Glen Doll Ranger Base, Kirriemuir. 9am-12pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/great-cairngorms-swiftrace-2019/ www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/cairngorms-connect-awild-landscape-in-the-making/ F CNBW: The Big Litter l Pick (Perthshire) Killiecrankie Visitor Centre. 10am-1pm. T: 07734 366703. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/the-big-litter-pickperthshire/ F l

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Black Grouse Landrover Safari Crathie Tourist Information Centre. 6-8am. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/balmoral-black-grouselandrover-safari/ Mountain to Coast Wildlife Watching Tour Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 8.30am-5pm. F Forest & River Wildlife l Walk Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 9am-12pm. T: 01479 872526. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/forest-river-wildlife-walk/ Canoe the River Spey Abernethy Adventure Centre, Nethy Bridge. 9am-4.30pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/spey-descent-abernethytrust-nethybridge/ Great Cairngorms Swift Race 2019 Glen Doll Ranger Base, Kirriemuir. 9am-12pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/great-cairngorms-swiftrace-2019-2/ Wildlife Guided Days Out Aviemore. 9am. T: 01479 812498. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/guided-days-out/ F Clais Fhearnaig Walk l with the Mar Lodge Saturday 11th May Estate Rangers Braemar Community Games Field Killiecrankie Dawn Chorus Visitor Centre, Braemar. 9am-2pm. Killiecrankie Visitor Centre. 5.30-7am. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend.com/ com/sessions/clais-fhearnaig-with-thesessions/killiecrankie-dawn-chorus/ mar-lodge-estate-rangers/ www.visitcairngorms.com

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Hunt Glenmore Forest Park, Glenmore Visitor Centre, Aviemore. 10am-4pm. T: 07818 588222. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/golden-eagle-treasurehunt/ The National Park Trail Killiecrankie Visitor Centre. 10am-4pm. T: 07734 366703. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/the-national-parktrail-2/ F Bugs & Beasties at l

Milton Loch Milton Loch, Boat of Garten. 10am-3pm. T: 07771 704440. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/bugs-and-beasties-atmilton-loch/ Secrets of the Forest Plant & Tree Walk with Zeki Bhasan Rothiemurchus Centre, Aviemore. 10am-12pm. T: 07733 464283. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/secrets-of-the-forest/

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CNBW: The National Park Trail Killiecrankie Visitor Centre. 10am-4pm. T: 07734 366703. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/the-national-park-trail/ F CNBW: Conservation in l Action at Scalan Mills Carrachs Car Park, Chapeltown, Braes of Glenlivet, Ballindalloch. 10am. T: 01479 870070. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/conservation-in-actionat-scalan-mills/ F CNBW: Health Walk l Spring Bird Song Glen Tanar Visitor Centre, Dinnet. 11am-2pm. T: 01339 886072. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/health-walk-spring-birdsong/ F CNBW: Conservation in l Action at Blairfindy Castle The Glenlivet Distillery Visitor Centre, Glenlivet. 2pm. CNBW: Cairngorms Connect: A Wild Landscape in the Making Boat of Garten Community Hall. 7-9.30pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/conservation-in-actionblairfindy-castle/ Live Music with Gilly Bothy Bar, Winking Owl, Aviemore. 9pm. T: 01479 812368.

Curlews Calling with RSPB Warden Ivy Cottage, Insh, Kingussie. 10am-4pm. T: 07866 578079. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/curlews-calling/ F Behind the Scenes l

Landrover Tour & Walk on a Strathspey Estate Kinveachy Lodge, Aviemore. 10am-12pm. T: 07773 898625. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/behind-the-scenes-on-astrathspey-estate/

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Tour & Drawing Walk Memorial Car Park, Blair Atholl. 10am-1pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/tour-draw-blair-atholl/ Wildlife Photography for Kids Blair Atholl Visitor Centre. 10-11am. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend.com/ sessions/wildlife-photography-for-kids/ F Cairngorms Wild l Plants Stall & Quiz Braemar Community Games Field Visitor Centre, Braemar. 10am-4pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/cairngorms-wild-plantsstall-quiz/ F Magical Moths of the l Angus Glens Moth Trap Opening Glen Doll Ranger Base, Kirriemuir. 10am-12pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/magical-moths-of-theangus-glens-moth-trap-opening/ F Woolly Meadow l Knitted Wading Birds Drop In Tomintoul Bird Hide. 10am-5pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/woolly-meadow/ F Make Your Own Wader l Tomintoul Discovery Centre. 10am-5pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/make-your-own-wader/ F Wader Chick Treasure l Hunt Tomintoul Discovery Centre. 10am-5pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend.com/ sessions/wader-chick-treasure-hunt/ F Free Entry to Event l

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Orienteering with Nature Braemar Community Games Field Visitor Centre. 10.30am-3pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend.com/ sessions/orienteering-with-nature/ F The Wonderful World l of Mosses Morrone Birkwood, Braemar. 10.30am-12.30pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/the-wonderful-world-ofmosses/ Highland Herb Trail Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore. 11am-4pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/highland-herb-trail/ F Building the l Community Bird Hide Braemar Community Games Field Visitor Centre, Braemar. 11am-3pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/building-the-communitybird-hide/ F Building a Farm for l the Future Lynbreck Croft, Grantown on Spey. 11am-1pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/building-a-farm-for-thefuture/ F Wildlife Home Building l Braemar Community Games Field Visitor Centre, Braemar. 11am-3pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/wildlife-home-building/ Magical Moths of the Angus Glens Walk Glen Doll Ranger Base, Kirriemuir. 11am-1pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/magical-moths-of-theangus-glens-walk/

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Challenge’ at Carrbridge Carrbridge Village Hall. 11am-3pm. T: 01479 780403. Crime Squirrel Investigators: The Naughty Nut Thief with Emily Dodds Loch Garten Osprey Centre, Boat of Garten. 11am. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/crime-squirrelinvestigators-the-naughty-nut-thiefwith-emily-dodd/ F Glittering Moss Wood l Storytelling & Guided Walk Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore. 11am-4pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/glittering-moss-woodstorytelling-guided-walks-sessionswith-alan-crawford-2/ F Behind the Scenes Red l Deer Management Balmoral Castle Gates, Braemar. 11am-1pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/behind-the-scenes-reddeer-management/ Butterfly House Handling Sessions Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Carrbridge. 11.30am & 2.30pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/butterfly-house-handlingsession/ Make a Butterfly Garden Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Carrbridge. 12-3pm. T: 07544 428716. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/make-a-butterfly-garden/

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Local Landscape Walk Carrbridge Village Hall. 1-3pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/reading-gaelic-in-thelocal-landscape-2/

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CNBW: Lords of the Dance Glen Feshie, Kincraig. 4-8am. T: 01349 781 636. www.highlifehighland.com/rangers/ upcoming-events/ F Behind the Scenes l Tour of the Balmoral F CNBW: Lords of the l Ranger Service Dance Black Grouse Lek Braemar Community Games Field Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Visitor Centre. 2.30-5pm. Spey. 4am. T: 07818 588222 www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/behind-the-scenes-tour- com/sessions/lords-of-the-dance/ of-the-balmoral-ranger-service-on-the- NBW: Guided Wildlife queens-highland-estate/ Days Out Aviemore. 9am. T: 01479 812498. F Family Wader Fun l www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. Tomintoul Bird Hide. 2.30-4pm. com/sessions/guided-days-out/ www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. CNBW: Birds of Prey of com/sessions/family-wader-fun/ the Cairngorms F The RZSS Conservation l Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown Talks on Spey. 9am-5pm. Talla Nan Ros, Kingussie. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. 7-9pm. T: 01540 651981. com/sessions/birds-of-prey-of-thewww.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. cairngorms/ com/sessions/the-highland-wildlifeF CNBW: Great l park-conservation-talks/ Cairngorms Swift Race 2019 Night Walk Cairngorm Glen Doll Ranger Base, Kirriemuir. Cairngorm Mountain Ski Centre 9am-9pm. Carpark, Aviemore. 7pm-2am. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/great-cairngorms-swiftcom/sessions/night-walk-cairngorm/ race-2019-3/ F l Live Music with Keith CNBW: Painting with Nature Mair Bothy Bar, Winking Owl, Aviemore. Dava School House, Grantown on 9pm. T: 01479 812368. Spey. 9.30am-12.30pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. www.facebook.com/ com/sessions/painting-with-nature/ TheWinkingOwlAviemore/ Carrbridge Village Hall. 2-4pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/tree-planting-and-walk/

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CNBW: Golden Eagle Treasure Trail Glenmore Forest Park Visitor Centre, Aviemore. 10am-4pm. T: 01349 781636. www.highlifehighland.com/rangers/ upcoming-events/. F CNBW: Make Your Own l

Wader Tomintoul Discovery Centre. 10am-5pm. F Woolly Meadow l

Knitted Wading Birds Drop In Tomintoul Bird Hide. 10am-5pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/woolly-meadow/ F CNBW: Wader Chick l

Treasure Hunt Tomintoul Discovery Centre. 10am-5pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/wader-chick-treasurehunt-2/ F CNBW: Anagach l

Woods: A Walk Through Time Meet Notice Boards top of Military Road, Forest Road, Grantown on Spey. 10am. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/anagach-woods-a-walkthrough-time/

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Evening Wildlife Watching Rothiemurchus Estate, Aviemore. 10.30pm. Not suitable for children under 8yrs. T: 01479 812498. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend.com/ sessions/evening-wildlife-watching/

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CNBW: The RZSS Wildlife Garden What Can You Find? Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig. 10am-4pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/the-highland-wildlifepark-wildlife-garden-what-can-youfind/

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Treasure Crafts Braemar Community Games Field Visitor Centre. 10am-4pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/natural-treasure-crafts/ CNBW: The National Park Trail Killiecrankie Visitor Centre. 10am-4pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/the-national-parktrail-3/ CNBW: Discover Wild Angus Walk Glen Doll Ranger Base, Kirriemuir. 11am-3pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/discover-wild-angus/ F CNBW: Community l Dog Walk Golf Course Car Park, Golf Course Road, Grantown on Spey. 11am-1pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/community-dog-walkanagach-woods/ F CNBW: Wildlife Home l Building Braemar Community Games Field Visitor Centre. 11am-3pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/wildlife-home-building-2/ F CNBW: Glittering Moss l Wood Storytelling Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore. 11am-4pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/glittering-moss-woodstorytelling-guided-walks-sessionswith-alan-crawford/ F Free Entry to Event l

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CNBW: Crime Squirrel Investigators The Naughty Nut Thief with Emily Dodds Loch Garten Osprey Centre, Boat of Garten. 11am. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/crime-squirrelinvestigators-the-naughty-nut-thiefwith-emily-dodd-2/ F CNBW: Bushcraft, Fire l Lighting & Cooking at Glen Tanar Braemar Community Games Field Visitor Centre. 11am-2pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/bushcraft-fire-lightingcooking-at-glen-tanar/ CNBW: Amazing Moths & Butterflies Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Carrbridge. 11am-2pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/amazing-mothsbutterflies/ F CNBW: The Wandering l Watercourse Glen Doll Ranger Base, Kirriemuir. 11am-1.30pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/the-wanderingwatercourse/ F CNBW: Nature l Watching & Recording Tomintoul Bird Hide. 11am-2pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/nature-watchingrecording/ F CNBW: Nature l Watching & Recording Spittal of Glen Muick Visitor Centre, Ballater. 11am-12pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/nature-watchingrecording-2/

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CNBW: Highland Herb Trail Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore. 11am-4pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/highland-herb-trail-2/ CNBW: Butterfly House Handling Sessions Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Carrbridge. 11.30am & 2.30pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/butterfly-house-handlingsession-2/ F CNBW: Wee Beasties in l the Big Wood Cambus O’May Forestry Commission Scotland Car Park, Dinnet. 1-3pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend.com/ sessions/wee-beasties-in-the-big-wood/ F CNBW: Reading Gaelic l in the Local Landscape Walk Carrbridge Village Hall. 1-3pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/reading-gaelic-in-thelocal-landscape/ CNBW: River Dip Blair Atholl Visitor Centre. 2-3pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/river-dip/ CNBW: Climate Change Talk Rothiemurchus Tennis Club, Aviemore. 6.30pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/evening-talk-climatechange-with-dr-rob-wilsonreader-in-the-school-of-earth-andenvironmental-sciences-university-ofst-andrews/ Live Music with Aidan O’Rourke & Kit Downes: 365 Project Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore. 8.30-12.30pm. T: 01479 811137.

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Monday 13th May CNBW: Cairngorms Rural Skills Day Hayfield, Glenmore, Aviemore. 10am-4pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend.com/ sessions/cairngorms-rural-skills-day CNBW: The National Park Trail Killiecrankie Visitor Centre. 10am-4pm. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend. com/sessions/the-national-park-trail-4 F Evening Talk: Saving l the Vultures from Extinction by Rob Sheldon Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526. F l

Tuesday 14th May Cairngorm CC Hill Climb Myrtlefield Car Park, Aviemore. 6.30-8.30pm. www.cairngormcc.co.uk/events F l

Live Music with Jez Hellard and the Djukella Workshops Orchestra Tomintoul Discovery Centre. 6.30-8.30pm. www.cairngorms.co.uk Glenbuchat Hall, Strathdon. 7.30-10.30pm. Tickets Thursday 16th May T: 01975 641303. F Evening Talk: The l F Live Music with l Birds & Wildlife of Cairngorm Music Kazakhstan by Rob Bothy Bar, Winking Owl, Aviemore. Sheldon 9pm. T: 01479 812368. Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. Sunday 19th May 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526. Quorn Family Cup Friday 17th May Rothiemurchus Tennis Club, F Live Music with Keith l Aviemore. 11am-3pm. Robinson www.lta.org.uk/ Bothy Bar, Winking Owl, Aviemore. RothiemurchusandAviemoreTennisClub 9pm. T: 01479 812368. Ranger Wildlife Walk into Golden Eagle Territory Saturday 18th May Glen Doll Ranger Base, Glen Clova, The Aviemore 100km Kirriemuir. 11am-3pm. Mixed Category Bike T: 01575 550233. Challenge Monday 20th May Hayfield, Glenmore, Aviemore. 9am-5pm. T: 01479 810478. F Evening Talk: Birding l www.chss.org.uk/supportus/fundraise- Through a Lens by Jim for-us/events/aviemore-100 Almond Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. Truck In2 Grantown The Show Field, Grantown on Spey. 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526. 10am-5pm. T: 07920 017216. www.truckin2grantown.com F Open Creative Writing l

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CNBW: Evening Wildlife Watching Rothiemurchus Estate, Aviemore. 10.30pm. Not suitable for children under 8yrs. T: 01479 812498. www.cairngormsnaturebigweekend.com/ sessions/evening-wildlife-watching/

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Cairngorms Orchestra Concert À Paris with Special Guest Cellist Katy Bell Boat of Garten Community Hall. 7.30pm. T: 01479 821308. www.cairngormsorchestra.com

Tuesday 21st May Cairngorm CC Glenmore 10 Mile Time Trial Woodland Car Park, Aviemore. 6.30-8.30pm. www.cairngormcc.co.uk/events

Wednesday 22nd May Evening Talk: France: North & South by Mike Read Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526. F Aviemore and l District Lucky2Bhere Emergency Life Support Training including CPR & Defibrillator St Andrews Church, Aviemore. 7.30-9.30pm. T: 01479 810990. www.facebook.com/Aviemore-DistrictLucky2BHere-196214954214963

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Ride 112B High St, Aviemore. 6.30-9pm. www.cairngormcc.co.uk/events F Evening Talk: l Butterflies, Dragons and Damsels of Shropshire by Jim Almond Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526. www.bwwc.co.uk

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Saturday 25th May Ballater Farmer’s Market Church Green, Ballater. 10am-2pm. www.facebook.com/ ballaterfarmersmarket Atholl Highlanders Talk Blair Atholl. 11am-12pm. T: 01796 481207. www.atholl-estates.co.uk Laggan 10K Highland Road Race and 1 Mile Fun Run Laggan Village Hall. 2-6pm. T: 01528 544272. www.laggan.com

Atholl Highlanders Parade Devil’s Point Ranger Blair Atholl. 2.30-3.30pm. Guided Walk T: 01796 481207. Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar. www.atholl-estates.co.uk 9am-9pm. Booking essential F Cancer Research T: 01339 720164. l www.nts.org.uk/visit/events/devils-point Fundraiser Bothy Bar, Winking Owl, Aviemore. F Free Entry to Event l 9pm. T: 01479 812368.

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Sunday 26th May Atholl Gathering & Highland Games Blair Atholl. 9.30am-5pm. T: 01796 481207. www.atholl-estates.co.uk Ardverikie and Aberarder Garden Open Day Ardverikie Estate, Laggan. 2-5.30pm. www.ardverikie.com

Monday 27th May Evening Talk: An East African Safari: The Wildlife of Kenya & Tanzania by Paul Rogers Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526. F l

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Ride 112B High St, Aviemore. 6.30-9pm. www.cairngormcc.co.uk/events F Evening Talk: Bison, l Bears & Buffleheads: Yellowstone and Grand Teton in the Fall by Paul Rogers Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526.

Friday 31st May Where 2 Today’s Monthly Ceilidh & Music Afternoon British Legion, Grantown on Spey. 2-4pm. T: 01479 810004. www.ct4u.co.uk F Live Music with City l Lights Bothy Bar, Winking Owl, Aviemore. 9pm. T: 01479 812368. www.facebook.com/ TheWinkingOwlAviemore

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Festival: Free Screening Documentary Eminent Monsters (Age 18+) Macdonald Aviemore Resort. 7-9pm. www.facebook.com/ events/370871817087856/

The Lairig an Laoigh ‘The Pass Of The Calves’ Ranger Guided Walk Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar. 8am-8pm. T: 01339 720164. www.nts.org.uk/visit/events

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Bridge to Grantown East Meet Nethy Bridge Community Centre. 10am. T: 01479 821888. www.badenochandstrathspeyramblers. org.uk Lynbreck Croft Tour Lynbreck Croft, Tomintoul Road, Grantown on Spey. 1-4pm. Booking essential T: 07970 716975. www.lynbreckcroft.co.uk/croft-tours F Live Music with Alfie l Bothy Bar, Winking Owl, Aviemore. 9pm. T: 01479 812368

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Festival Church Green, Ballater. 10am-4pm. www.facebook.com/ballaterduckfestival

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Strathdon Silver Circle Walking Group Meet Lonach Hall, Strathdon. 1.30-2.30pm. T: 01479 870520. Mar Lodge Evening Stroll Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar. 5-7pm. T: 01339 720164. www.nts.org.uk/visit/events

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Macleod Bothy Bar, Winking Owl, Aviemore. 9pm. T: 01479 812368.

Saturday 8th June Outlander Day Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore. 11am. www.highlifehighland.com/ highlandfolkmuseum/ Live Music with Gilly Bothy Bar, Winking Owl, Aviemore. 9pm. T: 01479 812368.

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Workshops Victoria & Albert Halls, Ballater. 7-9pm. www.cairngorms.co.uk Live Music with Daoiri Farrell Glenbuchat Hall, Strathdon. 7.30-10.30pm. www.glenbuchatmusic.co.uk

Cairngorm CC Hill Climb to Cairngorm Myrtlefield Car Park, Aviemore. 6.30-8.30pm. www.cairngormcc.co.uk/events F l

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Thursday 6th June Nature Nippers at Mar Lodge Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar. 2-3pm. T: 01339 720164. www.nts.org.uk/visit/events

Lammergeiers of the Spanish Pyrenees by Ashley Grove F New Hospital Aviemore Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. l Talk 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526. Talla Nan Ros, Kingussie. 2-4.30pm. T: 01540 673020. Tuesday 4th June Cairngorm CC Glenmore 10 Mile Time Trial Woodland Car park, Aviemore. 6.30-8.30pm. www.cairngormcc.co.uk/events

Friday 7th June

Monthly Lunch Bunch Anderson’s Restaurant, Boat of Garten. 12.30-2.30pm. T: 01479 810004. www.ct4u.co.uk F Open Creative Writing l Workshops Victoria & Albert Halls, Ballater. 7-9pm. www.cairngorms.co.uk

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Thursday 13th June F Cairngorm CC Social l

Ride 112B High St, Aviemore. 6.30-9pm. www.cairngormcc.co.uk/events F Evening Talk: How to F Cairngorm CC Social l l be an Urban Birder by Ride Museum Car Park, Grantown on Spey. David Lindo Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 6.30-9pm. T: 01479 873279. 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526. www.cairngormcc.co.uk/events

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Monday 17th June

Live Music with Terry Lee Hale Glenbuchat Hall, Strathdon. 7.30-10.30pm. www.glenbuchatmusic.co.uk F Live Music with Sid l Innes Bothy Bar, Winking Owl, Aviemore. 9pm. T: 01479 812368.

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Saturday 15th June The Lairig Ghru Ranger Guided Walk Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar. 8am-8pm. Advance booking required. T: 01339 720164. www.nts.org.uk/visit/events F Ramblers Walk Bridge l of Brown to Dorback Meet Nethy Bridge Community Centre. 9.30am. www.badenochandstrathspeyramblers. org.uk F Live Music with Keith l Mair Bothy Bar, Winking Owl, Aviemore. 9pm. T: 01479 812368.

Sunday 16th June Ranger Walk: Eagle Watch Glen Doll Ranger Base, Glen Clova, Kirriemuir. 11am-3pm. T: 01575 550233. Touler 10k Running Race Richmond Memorial Hall, Tomintoul. 2-4.30pm. T: 01807 580452. www.touler10k.co.uk Live Music with The Poozies & Annie Sumi Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore. 8.30-10.30pm. T: 01479 811137. F Free Entry to Event l

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Evening Talk: Policing Wildlife Crime in Scotland by Alan Stewart Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526. www.bwwc.co.uk F l

Tuesday 18th June Glenmore 10 Mile Time Trial Woodland Car Park, Aviemore. 6.30-8.30pm. www.cairngormcc.co.uk/events

Wednesday 19th June Mar Lodge Evening Stroll Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar. 5-7pm. T: 01339 720164. www.nts.org.uk/visit/events/eveningstroll F Open Creative Writing l Workshops Victoria & Albert Halls, Ballater. 7-9pm. www.cairngorms.co.uk

Saturday 22nd June Ballater Farmer’s Market Church Green, Ballater. 10am-2pm. www.facebook.com/ ballaterfarmersmarket F Live Music with l Riverman Rod Bothy Bar, Winking Owl, Aviemore. 9pm. T: 01479 812368.

Sunday 23rd June Kingussie Bikeathon Ardvonie Park, Kingussie. 10.30am-3.30pm. www.cyclefriendlykingussie.org/news/ kingussie-bikeathon-2019-sunday23rd-june

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Workshops Victoria & Albert Halls, Ballater. 7-9pm. www.cairngorms.co.uk F Aviemore & District l Lucky2Bhere Emergency Life Support Training including CPR & Thursday 20th June Defibrillator F Cairngorm CC Summer l St Andrews Church, Aviemore. Solstice Social Ride 7.30-9.30pm. T: 01479 810990. 112B High St, Aviemore. 6.30-9pm. www.facebook.com/Aviemore-Districtwww.cairngormcc.co.uk/events Lucky2BHere-196214954214963

Friday 21st June Live Music with Kinnaber Junction Food in the Park, Blair Atholl. 8-11pm. www.foodintheparklive.co.uk F Live Music with Keith l Robinson Bothy Bar, Winking Owl, Aviemore. 9pm. T: 01479 812368.

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Thursday 27th June Mar Lodge Mini Rangers: Nature Detectives Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar. 10am-1pm. T: 01339 720164. www.nts.org.uk/visit/events F Cairngorm CC Social l Ride 112B High St, Aviemore. 6.30-9pm. www.cairngormcc.co.uk/events

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Grantown Health Walk Meet Anagach Wood Curling Rink Car Park. 10.30-11.30am. T: 01479 870520. Nethy Bridge Health Walk Meet Community Centre, Nethy Bridge. 1.30-2.30pm. T: 01479 870520 F Live Music with George l Saturday 29th June Gordon F Ramblers Walk l The Duke of Gordon Hotel, Glenmore to Bynack More Kingussie. 8.30-10.45pm. Meet Inverdruie Long Stay Car www.dukeofgordonhotel.co.uk Park, Aviemore. 9.30am. Quiz Night T: 07933 993799. Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. www.badenochandstrathspeyramblers. 9.30pm. T: 01479 810233. org.uk Every Wednesday Aviemore Gala Day Royal British Legion, Aviemore. Community Cafe 12 noon until late. St Andrews Church Hall, Aviemore. Tel: 01479 810892 10am-4pm. F Live Music with George l Newtonmore Health Gordon Walk Bothy Bar, Winking Owl, Aviemore. Meet at Wildcat Centre. 9pm. T: 01479 812368. 10.30-11.30am. T: 01479 870520. Rotary Club of Spey Every Day in May/June Valley Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 6-8.15pm. T: 01479 810233. ww.speyvalley.rotary1010.org Every Monday The Killiecrankies Cabaret Braemar Health Walk Band Meet under the Mews, Braemar. Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. 10-11am. T: 01479 870520. 8.30-10.30pm. T: 01540 661302. Ballroom Dancing with F Live Music with Tweed l Kenny Nairn Winking Owl, Aviemore. 9pm. The Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. 8.30-10.45pm. F Live Music with Davy l www.dukeofgordonhotel.co.uk Holt Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. F Live Music l 9.30-11.30pm. T: 01479 810233. Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. www.cairngorm.com 9.30pm. T: 01479 810233. Monthly Ceilidh/Music Afternoon British Legion, Aviemore. 2-4pm. T: 01479 810004. www.ct4u.co.uk Live Music with Gilly The Bothy Bar, Winking Owl, Aviemore. 9pm. T: 01479 812368.

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Kingussie Health Walk Meet Badenoch Centre, Kingussie. 10.30-11.30am. T: 01479 870520. Carrbridge Health Walk Meet by the Old Bridge, Carrbridge. 11am-12pm. T: 01479 870520. Cairngorm Drama Classes Pre School Elephants in the Pantry, Grantown on Spey. 1.15-2.15pm. T: 07826 846980. www.facebook.com/Cairngormdrama Cromar Health Walk Meet Logie Coldstone Village Hall. 1.30-2.30pm. T: 01479 870520. Cairngorm Drama Classes P1-7 Boat of Garten Village Hall. 4-5pm. T: 07826 846980. www.facebook.com/Cairngormdrama Junior Youth Club YMCA Community Centre, Grantown on Spey. 6.30-8pm. T: 01479 872262. www.grantowncommunitycentre.org F Ballroom Dancing with l Kenny Nairn The Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. 8.30-10.45pm. www.dukeofgordonhotel.co.uk F Open Mic Night at The l Winky The Winking Owl, Aviemore. 9pm. T: 01479 812368. F Live Music with Tweed l Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm.

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Friday 28th June

Every Friday Glen Tanar Health Walk Meet outside Boat Inn, Aboyne. 9.40-10.40am. T: 01479 870520.

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Glenlivet Health Walk Meet Glenlivet Public Hall. 9.45-10.45am. T: 01479 870520. Tomintoul Health Walk Meet Tomnabat Court, Tomintoul. 10-11am. T: 01479 870520. Cairngorm Drama Classes Pre-School Boat of Garten Village Hall. 1.15-2.15pm. T: 07826 846980. www.facebook.com/Cairngormdrama Cairngorm Drama Classes Elephants in the Pantry, Grantown on Spey. P1-3 3.15-4.15pm, P4-7 4.15-5.15pm. T: 07826 846980. www.facebook.com/Cairngormdrama Community Cafe YMCA Community Centre, Grantown on Spey. 10am-2pm. T: 01479 872262. www.grantowncommunitycentre.org Live Music with Carl Wilson Singer & Guitarist Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. 8.30-10.30pm. T: 01540 661302. F Live Music with Davy l Holt Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm. T: 01479 810233.

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Saturday 25th May

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

Shinty www.shinty.com Saturday 4th May Strathspey v Kyles Athletic Grantown Grammar, Grantown on Spey. 1.30pm. Newtonmore 2nds v Kinlochshiel/Inverness The Eilan, Newtonmore. 2.30pm.

Saturday 11th May

Kingussie 1sts v Every Saturday F Aviemore Parkrun 5km Kilmallie l The Dell, Kingussie. 2.30pm. Timed Walk/Run Newtonmore 2nds v Route 7 Cafe, Aviemore. Caberfeidh 9.30am (run brief 9.20am). T: 01479 873918. The Eilan, Newtonmore. 2.30pm. www.parkrun.org.uk/aviemore Saturday 18th May Live Music with Nigel Kingussie 2nds v Dyson Singer & Guitarist Newtonmore Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie, The Dell, Kingussie. 2.30pm. 8.30pm. T: 01540 661302. Strathspey v Strathglass F Free Entry to Event l Grantown Grammar. 12pm. 18

Sunday 19th May Badenoch v Ardnamurchan Women’s Match The Dell, Kingussie. Time TBC.

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Newtonmore v Kinlochshiel The Eilan, Newtonmore. 2.30pm. Strathspey v Kingussie Grantown Grammar. 1.30pm.

Saturday 1st June Newtonmore 2nds v Glengarry The Eilan, Newtonmore. 2.30pm. Kingussie 2nds v Inverness The Dell, Kingussie. 2.30pm.

Wed 5th June Williamson 6s Primary School Tournament The Eilan, Newtonmore. 6pm.

Saturday 8th June Strathspey v Lochcarron Grantown Grammar, 1.30pm. Kingussie v Kyles Athletic The Dell, Kingussie. 2.30pm Newtonmore 2nds v Fort William The Eilan, Newtonmore. 2.30pm.

Sunday 9th June Badenoch v GMA Women’s Match The Dell, Kingussie. Time TBC. Strathspey v Aberdour Women’s Match Grantown Grammar, Grantown on Spey. Time TBC.

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Newtonmore v Caberfeidh The Eilan, Newtonmore. 2.30pm. Kingussie 2nds v Glengarry The Dell, Kingussie. 2.30pm.

Sunday 23rd June

Sunday 19th May

Friday 14th June

Open Texas Scramble Braemar Golf Club. www.braemargolfclub.co.uk

Charity Texas Scramble Ballater Golf Club. www.ballatergolfclub.co.uk

Sunday 26th May

Saturday 15th June

Gentleman’s 4 Man Open Texas Scramble Grantown on Spey Golf Club. www.grantownonspeygc.co.uk

Scottish 9 Hole Open Carrbridge Golf Club. www.carrbridgegolf.co.uk

Women’s Development League Tournament North Saturday 1st June East Mixed Open The Dell, Kingussie. Time TBC. Boat of Garten Golf Club. www.boatgolf.com Saturday 29th June

Ladies 18 Hole Open Grantown on Spey Golf Club. www.grantownonspeygc.co.uk

Kingussie 2nds v Skye The Dell, Kingussie. 12pm. Kingussie 1sts v Caberfeidh/Skye The Dell, Kingussie. 3pm.

Ladies Open Boat of Garten Golf Club. www.boatgolf.com

Sunday 30th June Kincraig’s Festival Shinty Invereshie, Kincraig. 11am-2pm. www.facebook.com/ events/346543139291982/ Badenoch v Skye Women’s Match The Dell, Kingussie. Time TBC.

Saturday 22nd June

Sunday 23rd June

Sunday 2nd June Mixed Foursomes Campbell Cup Carrbridge Golf Club. www.carrbridgegolf.co.uk

Saturday 29th June

Monday 3rd June Senior Gentleman’s Open 55 Grantown on Spey Golf Club. www.grantownonspeygc.co.uk

Charity Mixed Foursomes Abernethy Golf Club, Nethy Bridge. 9am. T: 01479 821305. www.abernethygolfclub

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Golf Saturday 4th May Walk on 9 Holes Carrbridge Golf Club. www.carrbridgegolf.co.uk

11th-17th May Ballater Golf Week Ballater Golf Club. www.ballatergolfclub.co.uk

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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 2019

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www.thecross.co.uk 01540 661166

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

Cairngorm Hotel

Tel: 01479 811199 or 01479 811118

43 Grampian Road, Aviemore PH22 1RH www.royaltandoori.uk.com

The Place to Eat and Meet Opposite Aviemore Railway Station

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Tel: 01540 670000

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Aviemore Kart Raceway

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Quote Discount Code: WO19 on booking

• Families & Groups welcome, all year Around • Half a mile north of the centre of Aviemore turn right at Granish (red and white sign) • Designed for Wet Conditions • Designed for Maximum Speed • 500m Long

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HAFLINGER TREKKING CENTRE T: 07490 256454 Insta/Twitter: @haflinger_trek W: haflingertrekkingcentre.co.uk

Strathspey Highland Ponies

Luxury Land Rover Safaris

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

One of the Most Calming and Unique Experiences you will do this year

Accompany a ranger on a fascinating ‘behind the scenes’ tour of Balmoral Estate. An excellent opportunity to experience the stunning mountain scenery of the Cairngorms National Park

LOCH-AN-EILEIN POTTERY

from the comfort of a luxury Land Rover Discovery.

Rothiemurchus, Aviemore PH22 1QP

Hand thrown terracotta pottery by Penny Weir.

Safaris available April to July and late-October to December.

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What's On in the Cairngorms National Park May/June 2019  

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

What's On in the Cairngorms National Park May/June 2019  

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