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Local Story: Be inspired – outdoors and indoors Special Offers! Events: Over 70 this month

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elcome to the Cairngorms National Park and the November edition of What’s On, the free monthly 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. Get out and enjoy the Cairngorms in darkness with bonfires and fireworks lighting up the sky across the National Park! Christmas is only round the corner and there are lots of craft fairs and the popular ‘Exclusively Highlands’ artisan art, crafts and food event at Blair Castle to indulge in some retail therapy. Cairngorm Mountain has funicular trips for £1 all month so travel to the highest restaurant in the Park and visit their Christmas Market. Look out for Santa and his reindeer on the 7th & 8th when they launch their new ski school. Get set for the new winter season with a bargain from the brilliant Cairngorm Ski Club Sale on the 14th. Finally head to Royal Deeside and the beautiful town of Ballater to experience their annual Winter Festival complete with ice rink!

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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 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

New Ski School and see Santa & Reindeer CairnGorm Mountain Ski Resort, Aviemore. 10am-4pm. T: 01479 861261. www.cairngormmountain.org Jewellery Making with artist Angus Grant (2 day workshop) Talla Nan Ros, Kingussie. 10-4pm. www.clp-online.net

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Exhibition Grantown Museum. 10am-5pm. T: 01479 870477. www.grantownmuseum.co.uk (Closed Sundays).

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Exhibition Iona Gallery, Kingussie. 1.30-5pm. (10.30am-5pm Saturdays). T: 01540 673422. www.theionagallery.co.uk (Closed Wednesdays). ‘Exclusively Highlands’ Christmas Art, Craft & Food Fair Blair Castle & Gardens, Blair Atholl. 10am-4pm. T: 01796 481207. www.blair-castle.co.uk

6th-22nd November Christmas Craft ‘Pop-Up’ Shop Firwood, Tulloch Road, Nethy Bridge. 11am-4pm. T: 01479 821601. janet.taylor77@btinternet.com

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Blair Castle, Blair Atholl. 9.30am-5.30pm. T: 01796 481207. www.blair-castle.co.uk F Live Entertainment l with George Gordon Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm. T: 01479 810233. www.cairngorm.com

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Red Squirrel 4x4 Safaris Blair Castle, Blair Atholl. 9-10.30am. T: 01796 481355. Creative Cairngorms www.atholl-estates.co.uk Exhibition F Deer Detectives The Iona Gallery, Kingussie. l 12.30-5pm. (Saturday-Sunday Blair Castle, Blair Atholl. 11am-5pm). T: 01540 662900. 9.30am-5.30pm. T: 01796 481207. www.creativecairngorms.co.uk www.blair-castle.co.uk Halloween at Laggan 7th-28th November Wolftrax Christmas Market Laggan Wolftrax Centre, Laggan. Ptarmigan Restaurant, CairnGorm 10am-5pm. T: 01528 544366. Mountain Ski Resort, Aviemore. Foam Weekend Halloween 10am-4pm. T: 01479 861261. Spookfest www.cairngormmountain.org Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Carrbridge. 10am-5pm. 21st-22nd November T: 01479 841613. Creative Cairngorms www.landmarkpark.co.uk Art and Craft Fair Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9am-5pm. Hocus-Pocus Halloween The Strathspey Railway, Aviemore. www.creativecairngorms.co.uk T: 01479 810725. 28th-29th November www.strathspeyrailway.co.uk/ halloween-special-31-october Ballater Winter Festival

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(BWF) with Ice Rink, Santa’s Grotto, Bouncy Castle & more Church Green, Ballater. T: 01339 755018. ballaterwinterfestival@gmail.com

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Exhibition Iona Gallery, Kingussie. 1.30-5pm. T: 01540 673422. ‘Lest We Forget’ Classical Chamber Music Concert Abernethy Old Kirk, Nethy Bridge. 2.30-5pm. Tickets T: 01540 662294. F Boat of Garten l Bonfire & Fireworks Display Boat of Garten Moor, Near Grampian Crescent. 5-7.30pm. desharparentcouncil@hotmail.com F Bonfire & Fireworks l Evening Sunday 1st November Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar. Foam Weekend Halloween 6pm. T: 01339 720164. Spookfest Monday 2nd November Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Carrbridge. 10am-5pm. Make Music Together T: 01479 841613. Guitar & Whistle www.landmarkpark.co.uk (5 Week Course) Kingussie High School, Kingussie. F Ranger Event: l 7-9pm. T: 01540 662420. Balmoral Cairns Walk lexy.clp@btconnect.com. Crathie Visitor Information Centre. www.clp-online.net 10am-4pm. T: 01339 755059.

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Tuesday 3rd November Introduction to Conversational Gaelic (5 week course) Badenoch Library, Kingussie. 7-9pm. T: 01540 662420. lexy.clp@btconnect.com. www.clp-online.net

Wednesday 4th November Ranger Event: Meditate to the autumn colours Dry Ski Slope Car Park, Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Craigellachie NNR, Aviemore. 10.30am-12.30pm. T: 01479 873914. saranne.bish@highland.gov.uk Badger Watch Location details on booking, Boat of Garten. 5pm. T: 01479 831768 / 07787 323264. allanbantick@yahoo.co.uk www.highlandbadgers.net F Evening Talk: Romania l (Transylvania & Danube Delta) Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. F Free Entry to Event l

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Strathspey Thistle v Nairn County Football Match Seafield Park, Grantown on Spey. 3pm. www.strathspeythistlefc.co.uk Bats & Mice Ranger Event Blair Atholl Information Centre. 4.30-6pm. T: 01796 481355. pf@atholl-estates.co.uk Comedy (18+) - Neil Skene & Pals Royal British Legion Aviemore. 7.30pm (for 8pm). Tickets T: 07759 089265 / 01479 810892. F Live Music with Tweed l Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm. www.cairngorm.com

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Night War Memorial Field, Kincraig. From 5.30pm, Bonfire lit at 6.15pm. T: 01540 651663. admin@kincraigcommunityhall.co.uk Fireworks & BBQ Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 7.30pm. T: 01479 810233. Boathouse Winter Sessions with Mick Hunter: Adventure Talk/ Presentation Loch Insh Restaurant, Kincraig. 7.30-9pm. T: 01540 651272. www.lochinsh.com

Friday 6th November Christmas Art, Craft & Food Fair Blair Castle, Blair Atholl. 10am-4pm. T: 01796 481207. www.blair-castle.co.uk F Jacob’s Heep 7 piece l funk band The Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore. 8.30pm. T: 01479 811137. www.oldbridgeinn.co.uk

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Ski School and see Santa & Reindeer CairnGorm Mountain Ski Resort, Aviemore. 10am-4pm. T: 01479 861261. www.cairngormmountain.org Introduction to Oil Painting (3 Day Workshop) F Free Entry to Event l 6

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Talla Nan Ros, Kingussie. 10am-2pm. T: 01540 662420. lexy.clp@btconnect.com www.clp-online.net Skerryvore Richmond Memorial Hall, Tomintoul. 7pm. www.skerryvore.com F Newtonmore l Fireworks Newtonmore Golf Club, Newtonmore, 7pm-7.30pm. T: 01540 673794. www.newtonmore.com Ballater Fireworks Monaltrie Park, Ballater. 7pm. www.ballatercommunity.com

Wednesday 11th November Badger Watch Location details on booking, Boat of Garten. 5pm. T: 01479 831768 / 07787 323264. allanbantick@yahoo.co.uk www.highlandbadgers.net

Thursday 12th November Tony McManus on Acoustic Guitar The Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore. 8.30pm. T: 01479 811137. www.oldbridgeinn.co.uk F l

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Cairngorm Ski Club Snowsports Equipment Sale Dalfaber Golf & Country Club, Aviemore. 9am Goods In, 3.30pm Sale. sale@cairngormskiclub.co.uk www.cairngormskiclub.co.uk/about-theski-sale Monday 9th November F Hands On Conservation l Ballater & Crathie Ranger Event Community Council Glen Tanar Visitor Centre, Ballater. Mike Sheridan Room, Victoria 10am-4pm. T: 013398 86072. ranger@glentanar.co.uk & Albert Halls, Ballater. 7-10pm. T: 01339 755345. Introduction to info@ballatercommunity.com Oil Painting (3 Day Workshop) www.ballaterandcrathie.org.uk ‘Conservation in Paradise’ Talla Nan Ros, Kingussie. 10am-2pm. T: 01540 662420. Illustrated Talk by lexy.clp@btconnect.com Howard Pearce www.clp-online.net Boat of Garten Village Hall. Winter Craft Fayre with 7.30pm. www.boatofgarten.com face painting, soup, scones & mulled wine Tuesday 10th November Kincraig Church Hall. 11am-3pm. Inverallan Old Time T: 07718 918210. Dancing Inverallan Church Hall, Donkey Derby Texas Scramble Grantown on Spey. 7.30-10pm. Kingussie Golf Club. 11am. T: 01479 851353. Launch of Brand New Ski School and see Santa & Reindeer CairnGorm Mountain Ski Resort, Aviemore. 10am-4pm. T: 01479 861261. www.cairngormmountain.org F l

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Sunday 15th November The Osprey Music Society presents ‘Tim Kliphuis Trio’ Boat of Garten Community Hall. 7.30pm. T: 01479 831213. ann.nap@btinternet.com

Monday 16th November Winter Cookery (5 week course) Kingussie High School. 6.30-9.30pm. T: 01540 662420. lexy.clp@btconnect.com www.clp-online.net

Tuesday 17th November Winter Cookery (5 Week Course) Kingussie High School, Kingussie. 6.30-9.30pm. T: 01540 662420. lexy.clp@btconnect.com www.clp-online.net Introduction to Conversational Gaelic (5 week course) Badenoch Library, Kingussie. 7-9pm. T: 01540 662420.

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Nethy Bridge Community Hall, 10am-3pm. T: 01479 821659 / 01479 821062. sylvia@mondhuie.com Introduction to Oil Painting (3 Day Workshop) Talla Nan Ros, Kingussie. 10am-2pm. T: 01540 662420. lexy.clp@btconnect.com www.clp-online.net Soup and Sweet Boat of Garten Community Hall. 11.45am-2pm. T: 07599 957100. strathfest@gmail.com www.strathfest.com

Monday 23rd November Winter Cookery (5 week course) Kingussie High School. 6.30-9.30pm. T: 01540 662420. lexy.clp@btconnect.com www.clp-online.net ‘Higher Ground’ Illustrated Talk by Martin Moran Boat of Garten Community Hall. 7.30pm. www.boatofgarten.com

Tuesday 24th November Winter Cookery (5 Week Course) Kingussie High School, Kingussie. 6.30-9.30pm. T: 01540 662420. lexy.clp@btconnect.com www.clp-online.net F Ladies Christmas l Evening Imrays Jewellers & The Flower Box, Grantown on Spey. 7-9pm. www.visitcairngorms.com

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T: 01479 872823. imraysjewellersgrantown@gmail.com Introduction to Conversational Gaelic (5 week course) Badenoch Library, Kingussie. 7-9pm. T: 01540 662420. lexy.clp@btconnect.com www.clp-online.net

Saturday 28th November Christmas Fair Elephants in the Pantry Hall, 52 High Street Grantown on Spey. Foods, gifts and crafts. 10am-4pm. In aid of local charities. Oh Deer! Help find Rudolph Car park on footpath to Deshar School, Boat of Garten. 2-4pm. T: 07710 387510. alison.greggans@rspb.org.uk Strathspey Thistle v Huntly Highland League Football Match Seafield Park, Grantown on Spey. 3pm. www.strathspeythistlefc.co.uk Pipe Band, Christmas Light Switch On (6pm) Late Skate & BBQ (BWF) Church Green, Ballater. 7-9pm. T: 01339 755018. Boathouse Winter Sessions with Ailsa Villegas Live Music Loch Insh Restaurant, Kincraig. 7-10pm. T: 01540 651272. www.lochinsh.com

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T: 01540 661600. www.kingussie-golf.co.uk F Ranger Event: Red l Squirrels Glen Doll Ranger Base, By Kirriemuir, 11am-3pm. T: 01575 550233. GlenDollRanger@angus.gov.uk Strathspey Thistle v Fort William Highland League Football Match Seafield Park, Grantown on Spey. 3pm. www.strathspeythistlefc.co.uk Boathouse Winter Sessions with Gilly Live Music Loch Insh Restaurant, Kincraig. 7-8pm. T: 01540 651272. www.lochinsh.com

Sunday 29th November Ballater Farmers Market & Christmas Market Church Green, Ballater. 11am-4pm. T: 01339 755018. F Free Entry to Event l

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A history of the Braemar Mountain Rescue Team Braemar Village Hall. 7.30-9pm T: 01339 741511. www.braemarlhg.com

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Walk Boat Hotel. 1.30-2.30pm. T: 01479 831502. Every Tuesday Rotary Club of Spey Valley Monday 30th November F Grantown on Spey l Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. Health Walk Winter Cookery 6-8.15pm. T: 01479 810233. (5 week course) Curling Rink Car Park, Anagach www.speyvalley.rotary1010.org Kingussie High School. Woods. 10.30am-11.30am. Let’s Linedance 6.30-9.30pm. T: 01540 662420. T: 01479 841233. Inverallan Church Hall, Grantown on www.clp-online.net F Nethy Bridge Health l Spey. 7-9pm. T: 07541 372524. lexy.clp@btconnect.com Walk Group F Live Music with George l Meet by Community Centre, Gordon Dell Road, Nethy Bridge. Every Day in November 1-2pm. T: 07519 569005. Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. 8pm. T: 01540 661302. www.cairngormsoutdooraccess.org.uk Every Monday F Live Entertainment F l l Ballater Health Walk with Davy Holt F Group Braemar Health Walk l Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm. Group Glenmuick Church Hall, Ballater. Under the Mews, Braemar. 1-2pm. T: 01339 755634. F Woodshed Wednesday l 10-11am. T: 013397 41426. Woodshed Bar, Coylumbridge, Cairngorm Bridge Club Aviemore. 9.30pm. T: 01479 810661. Grantown Bridge Club St John’s Church Hall, Rothiemurchus. Wheatley Hall, Grantown on Spey. 6.45pm. T: 01479 821435. Every Thursday 6.50-10pm. T: 01479 873113. Ballater Bridge Club F Kingussie Health Walk www.bridgewebs.com/grantownonspey Mike Sheridan Room in the Victoria l Badenoch Centre. 10.30-11.30am. Make Music Together & Albert Halls, Ballater. 7-10pm. T: 01540 661878. Guitar & Whistle T: 01339 755308. (5 Week Course) Introduction to Kingussie High School, Kingussie. Conversational Gaelic 7-9pm. T: 01540 662420. MAKE SURE (5 week course) lexy.clp@btconnect.com. Badenoch Library, Kingussie. ‘WHAT’S ON’ www.clp-online.net 7-9pm. T: 01540 662420. KNOWS Cash Bingo lexy.clp@btconnect.com. Royal British Legion, Grantown www.clp-online.net WHAT’S ON! on Spey. 7.50pm. F Live Music with l Contact Sarah at F Live Music Kenny Nairn Singer & l info@visitcairngorms.com Hilton Coylumbridge, Aviemore, 8.30pm. Accordionist or register your event online at Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie, www.visitcairngorms.com/ F Live Music with l 8pm. T: 01540 661302. whatson Raymond Chuchuk to get your events in F Live Music Ballroom & Latin Dancing l Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie, Hilton Coylumbridge, Aviemore, Copy deadline 9th of 8.30pm. T: 01540 661302. 8.30pm. November for December 2015 edition. Quiz Night F Free Entry to Event l Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30-11pm.

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Walk The Old Bridge. 11am-12pm. T: 01479 841749. Improvers Duplicate Bridge Afternoon Wheatley Hall, Grantown on Spey. 1.30-4.30pm. T: 01479 873113. www.bridgewebs.com/grantownonspey F Aviemore Health Walk l Papa Rock, Aviemore. 1.30-2.30pm. T: 01479 810519. The Killiecrankies Cabaret Band Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. 8.30-11pm. T: 01540 661302. F Live Music l Hilton Coylumbridge, Aviemore, 8.30pm. F Jammin Night l Ghillies Lounge Bar, Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. 9pm-12am. T: 01540 661302. F Live Music with Band l ‘Tweed’ Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm.

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Every Saturday Traditional Music Session The Suie Hotel, Kincraig. 7.30-9.30pm. F Music in the Forest l Pine Marten Bar, Glenmore, Aviemore. 7.30pm. T: 01479 861253. F Live Music with George l Gordon Macdonald Spey Valley Golf & Country Club, Aviemore. 8-11pm. T: 01479 811244. general.dalfaber@macdonald-hotels. co.uk F Live Music l Hilton Coylumbridge, Aviemore, 8.30pm. F l

Live Music with Nigel Dyson Singer & Guitarist Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie, 8.30pm. T: 01540 661302. F Live Music l Woodshed Bar, Hilton Coylumbridge, Aviemore. 9pm. F Live Entertainment l Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm.

Every Sunday Live Music Hilton Coylumbridge, Aviemore, 8.30pm. F Live Music with Ronnie l Douglas Accordionist Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie, 8.30pm. T: 01540 661302. F l

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Every Friday Glen Tanar Health Walk Glen Tanar Visitor Centre Car Park, Dinnet. 10-11.30am. T: 013398 86072. F Music in the Forest l Pine Marten Bar, Glenmore, Aviemore. 7.30-11.30pm. T: 01479 861253. F Live Music l Hilton Coylumbridge, Aviemore, 8.30pm. Live Music with Carl Wilson Singer & Guitarist Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. 8.30-11pm. T: 01540 661302. F Live Music l The Woodshed Bar, Coylumbridge, Aviemore. 9pm. F l

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The Cairngorms National Park means so many things to so many people. If you have a good story or would like to tell us why you love the Park, let us know so we can share it! Email Sarah info@visitcairngorms.com

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s the nights draw in and weekends get shorter, we look at some ideas on things to do this November. November - a time of betwixt and between. Neither autumn but not yet winter - a month with its own unique qualities. The wooded valleys display the last vestiges of rich colour while a glimpse of snow covered peaks hint at the season lying ahead. This is a fulfilling time to visit the Cairngorms National Park. While many of the summer attractions take a break until springtime, many still operate all year round. Add to that mix, sporting and outdoor activities, bird and nature watching, sightseeing, relishing the wonderful scenery and a plethora of community happenings, and you have a profusion of things to see and places to visit. If you love the great outdoors and enjoy nature a wide choice awaits. For example, ranger-led events and walks, for all abilities, take place in Glen Tanar, Crathie and Ballater while a ‘Hands on Conservation’ event is sure to be popular. Check out red squirrels in Glen Doll Forest, Kirriemuir or take part in a badger watch from a hide on the banks of the River Spey. And doesn’t “Meditate to the autumn colours” at Craigellachie National Nature Reserve’ sound alluring? If you prefer to learn about the natural world in cosy indoor surroundings, there is a variety of talks across the Park that include topics such as

“Conservation in South Georgia” and “The life of a mountain guide” (Boat of Garten) and an “Introduction to the the Braemar Mountain Rescue Team (Ballater). November wouldn’t be November without the timeless thrill of a bonfire and fireworks. Many villages throughout the Park stage organised bonfire and fireworks evenings in the first week of the month. In Royal Deeside, Mar Lodge Estate in Braemar or Ballater’s Monaltrie Park are the places to be, while in the vicinity of the Cairngorms, there will be bonfires and/or fireworks in Boat of Garten, Kincraig, Newtonmore, Kingussie and Aviemore. Enjoy listening to live music? Whatever your taste there is sure to be be a music filled event to please. Bars and hotels run regular music evenings with musicians and groups catering for a range of tastes from funk to traditional Scottish. The village of Tomintoul plays host to a concert by the multi-award winning folk-rock band Skerryvore (7 Nov).

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Perhaps you are a budding musician with more time on your hands? Then you could participate in a 5-week “Make Music” course which focuses on the guitar and whistle playing. If you appreciate classical, jazz or chamber music then concerts, in this genre, will be taking place in Nethy Bridge and Boat of Garten. There are opportunities to join in Old Time Dancing, Scottish country dancing and Linedancing or you could sign up for an “Introduction to Conversational Gaelic”. If art is your passion, drop in to the Creative Cairngorms exhibition (7-15 Nov) at the Iona Gallery, Kingussie or join a jewellery making workshop or art class run by the Cairngorms Learning Partnership. With the onset of Christmas Fairs and Markets we are reminded that the festive season is fast approaching. From pop-up craft shops and community fund raisers to grander events, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Some ideas include; Nethy Bridge Christmas Craft Fayre (21 Nov), Cairngorm Mountain Christmas Market (7-28 Nov) - with special £1 trips on the funicular railway (see inside back cover) - and the extravaganza “Exclusively Highlands”- an annual Christmas art, craft and food fair at Blair Castle (6-8 Nov).

The RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig is also making preparations, not just for Christmas, but for the winter ahead. Many of the species include Arctic animals and they are very much at home in a harsh climate. Pay a visit and you could be rewarded by seeing snow leopards (the only place in Scotland to see this stunning species), snow monkeys (also known as Japanese macaques) and who could resist Walker, Arktos and Victoria, the adorable polar bears? There are always new wonders to see, so wherever you explore, whatever experiences you delight in, make sure you have a camera at hand to capture those special, fleeting moments and memories of the Cairngorms National Park this November.

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now and then to meet up with his deer friends according to a “Find Rudolph” hunt near Deshar School, Boat of Garten (28 Nov). But if you want to make sure of coming up close and personal with some reindeer then visit Britain’s only herd of free ranging reindeer at the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre where you can follow a herder on the hill, daily at 11am.

Details of the specific events mentioned, along with information on lots of other things to do, are available on the online calendar at www.visitcairngorms.com/whatson

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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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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.

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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.

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

2 Nights from £174 & up to 30% off other breaks 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.

www.greatnorthlodges.co.uk gnl@greatnorthlodges.co.uk “Book Online” or call our Aviemore Office on 01479 812266

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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. HHHH Contact Linda Murray Tel: 01479 810653 www.cairngorm-bungalows.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 RIVERSIDE RESTAURANT WITH ROOMS

Fine Dining in the Cairngorms Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner AA Two Red Rosette Good Food & Michelin Guides 2015 www.thecross.co.uk 01540 661166

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Dows Store & The Osprey Café

Boat of Garten - Tel: 01479 831 466 Local, Seasonal, Creative Food, Relaxed & Informal Dining Experience. WEDNESDAY NIGHT PIE NIGHT ~ A Delicious pie with mash or chips, and a beer or wine for only £12 CELLAR SUNDAY NIGHT ~ Traditional Sunday Roast £11.95. Bring your own wine. (Normal menu also available) T: 01479 831 466 or E: info@andersonsrestaurant.co.uk

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Fresh Food & Groceries Firewood & Kindling Serving homemade and locally sourced produce daily Open 7 days a week Home Delivery Available

Boat of Garten 01479 831225

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M Family run hotel with a warm and friendly atmosphere M Modern Scottish Cuisine using local produce created by Award-winning team M Good Selection of Wines and Local Beers M Over 70 malt Whiskies M Childrens Menu Restaurant open Tues-Sun 6-8.30pm Reservations Recommended Loch Alvie, by Aviemore - 2 miles S. on B9152 T: 01479 810 207 www.rowantreehotel.com

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

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

Bed & Highland Breakfast from £40 per person, per night

Grampian Road n Aviemore 01479 810 233 n www.cairngorm.com

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Pizzeria, Bar & Takeaway

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

Italian all you can eat buffet Served all day Original Stone-Baked Pizza New takeaway menu available Tel: 01479 810 683 High Range, Grampian Rd Aviemore PH22 1PT www.highrange.co.uk

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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Garth Hotel

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Lunch served Monday-Sunday 12-2pm, Evening meals served 5.30-9pm

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Early Bird Voucher - Sun-Fri until 6.30pm. 25% discount based on pre-booking & taking 2 Courses - booking essential.

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

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What's On in the Cairngorms National Park November 2015  

Welcome to the Cairngorms National Park and the November 2015 edition of the What's On, the free monthly events guide.

What's On in the Cairngorms National Park November 2015  

Welcome to the Cairngorms National Park and the November 2015 edition of the What's On, the free monthly events guide.