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elcome to the Cairngorms National Park and your September edition of What’s On, the free events guide. If you thought the Park was going to slow down after the summer holidays and kids returning to school - think again! September is full of festivals, music, nature and sporting challenges. Friday 6th marks the launch of the inaugural Badenoch Festival, which showcases the area’s rich history until 22nd (see our events listings on page 4-10 and Insider’s Guide on page 14). The ever popular Highland Folk Museum, for instance, is running a host of colourful activities throughout the month, such as the free ‘Stonemasons in Action’ on 18th-19th. Another festival, this one celebrating traditional music, the ‘Fiddler of Strathspey’, now in its 5th year, runs in Grantown-on-Spey from 20th-22nd. And there are two exciting festivals dedicated to food and drink: the new Aviemore BIG MIX (also 20th-22nd) and the Blair Atholl Music & Scottish Craft Beer Festival (21st). There’s also a new female-focused mountain biking festival on the 1st, Ride Like A Grrl. Don’t forget the right Royal Braemar Gathering takes place on 7th, too, which draws big crowds including, often, the Queen herself. All this in addition to all the usual array of art galleries and live music events, often completely free of charge. 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

Doors Open Weekend St Margaret’s, Braemar. 10am-6pm.

15th-21st September F Alan Hunt: Visions and l Revisions Exhibition of Artwork Iona Gallery, Kingussie. 1-5pm. T: 01540 673422.

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‘Canadian Cousins Exhibition’ The Story of Intrepid and Pioneering Highlanders Grantown Museum, Grantown on Spey. 10am-5pm. T: 01479 872478. www.grantownmuseum.co.uk

24th August-1st September F Strathspey Art Group l Exhibition The Pagoda, Grantown on Spey. 10am-4pm. www.speyartgroup.worldpress.com

Photographic Exhibition Iona Gallery, Kingussie. 1-5pm. T: 01540 673422.

6th-22nd September Badenoch Festival (BF) Throughout Kingussie, Newtonmore, Laggan & Dalwhinnie.

Creative Cairngorms Exhibition Iona Gallery, Kingussie. 1-5pm. T: 01540 673422. F l

17th-19th September BF: Scanning Badenoch Volunteer Geophysics Survey Days Kingussie. 10am-4pm. T: 07740 680216.

7th-8th September BF: Touring Badenoch Art Exhibition Newtonmore Village Hall. 11am-4pm. T: 07740 680216.

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BF: Highland Pony Heritage Trek: Glenfeshie and the 24th August-2nd September High Tops 1, 2 or 3 day Trek F Inverallan 20/20 Charity Highland Horse Fun, Kingussie. l Boooking essential T: 01540 670000. Pop-Up Shop www.highlandhorsefun.com The Old Hydro Shop, The Square, Grantown on Spey. 10am-4pm 13th-15th September (1-4pm Sundays). Lynbreck Croft Experience Weekend 30th August-1st September Lynbreck Croft, Tomintoul Road, Late Summer Introduction Grantown on Spey. T: 07970 716975. to Foraging Weekend www.lynbreckcroft.co.uk Howe of Torbeg, Glen Gairn, Ballater. 14th-15th September T: 01339 756262. www.howeoftorbeg.co.uk BF: Touring Badenoch Art Exhibition Laggan Village Hall. 11am-4pm. F Free Entry to Event l T: 07740 680216. What’s On

18th-19th September HES Stonemasons in Action Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore. 11am-4pm. T: 01349 781650. www.highlandfolk.com F l

20th-22nd September Fiddler of Strathspey Festival Grantown & Boat of Garten. T: 07709 270044. www.fiddlerofstrathspey.co.uk Aviemore BIG MIX Food & Drink Festival Aviemore Village Green. 12-6pm. www.aviemorebigmixfestival.co.uk

20th-23rd September Swimwild Highland Gathering Inshriach House, Aviemore. www.swimwilduk.com/events/swimwildhighland-gathering

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BF: Touring Badenoch Art Exhibition Dalwhinnie Village Hall. 9.30am-5pm. T: 07740 680216.

22nd-27th September Caberfeidh & The Wade Centre Artwork Exhibition Iona Gallery, Kingussie. 1-5p.m. T: 01540 673422. F l

28-29th September F Doors Open Afternoons l Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore. 2-4pm. T: 01349 781650. www.highlandfolk.com

Calendar of Events Friday 30th August Monthly Ceilidh/Music Afternoon Dancing, Tea & Raffle British Legion, Aviemore. 2-4pm. T: 01479 810004. www.ct4u.co.uk Lonach Highland Ball Lonach Hall, Strathdon. www.lonach.org/index.php/tickets Live Band ‘Ganked’ Food in the Park, Blair Atholl. 8-11pm. www.facebook.com/foodintheparklive F Live Music with City l Limits The Winking Owl, Aviemore. 9pm. T: 01479 812368. F Live Music with Dave l Levon Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm.

Erskine’s Regiment Living History Camp in the Township Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore. 10.30-5.30pm. www.highlifehighland.com/ highlandfolkmuseum Strathspey Thistle v Lossiemouth Highland League Football Match Seafield Park, Grantown on Spey. 3pm. www.facebook.com/strathspeythistlefc End of Summer Party Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore. 4pm-2am. T: 01479 811137. www.oldbridgeinn.co.uk Live Music with Paul Anderson The Flying Stag, Fife Arms, Braemar. 8-11pm. F Live Music with Rob l Webster The Winking Owl, Aviemore. 9pm-12am. F Live Music with l Eclipse Ballater Golf Club. 9pm-1am. www.eclipseband.net F Live Music with Davy l Holt Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm.

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Ride like a Grrl Mountain Bike Festival Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore. 9am-5pm. www.petalpowerbiking.com Motormania Car Rally The Square, Grantown on Spey. Saturday 31st August www.grantown-motormania.co.uk ‘Carve Carrbridge’ Scottish Cairngorms Farmer’s Open Chainsaw Carving Market Competition Playing Field, Carrbridge. 9.30am-6pm. The Square, Grantown on Spey. 10am-3pm. www.carvecarrbridge.com www.visitcairngorms.com

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Living History in our Township Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore. 11am-4pm. T: 01349 781650. www.highlandfolk.com The Road Home PopUp Choir St Margaret’s, Braemar. 3-4.30pm. Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/ stmargarets-braemar

Tuesday 3rd September Annual Draughts Championship for Strathspey Residents Outdoor Draughts Board, The Square, Grantown on Spey. 4-7pm. T: 07850 409177. F l

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Ride Museum Car Park, Grantown on Spey. 6.30-9pm. T: 01479 873279. www.cairngormcc.co.uk/events

Friday 6th September BF: Storytelling Drop In Coffee Bothy, Laggan. 10am-12pm & 2-4pm. T: 07740 680216. Jazz in the Village: Miller and Spencer St Margaret’s, Braemar. 1-2pm. Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/ stmargarets-braemar BF: Badenoch Festival Launch Talks & Live Music Talla nan Ros, Kingussie. 6.30-9pm. T: 07740 680216. Gathering Ceilidh Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar. 8pm. Tickets: T: 01339 720164. www.nts.org.uk/visit/events/gatheringceilidh

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Saturday 7th September Braemar Gathering The Princess Royal & Duke of Fife Memorial Park, Braemar. 9.30am-5pm. www.braemargathering.org BF: Storytelling Drop In Coffee Bothy, Laggan. 10am-12pm & 2-4pm. T: 07740 680216. Race the Train 7.5K Trail Run Boat of Garten to Strathspey Railway Station, Aviemore. 10.30am-1.30pm. T: 07834 732724. www.disabilitysnowsport.org.uk/events/ race-the-train-2019 Lynbreck Croft Tour Lynbreck Croft, Tomintoul Road, Grantown on Spey. 1-4pm. Booking essential. T: 07970 716975. www.lynbreckcroft.co.uk/croft-tours Cairngorm CC Mackie Trophy Hill Climb TT Rothiemurchus & Aviemore Tennis Club, Aviemore. 2-4pm. www.cairngormcc.co.uk/events Charity Race Night Food in the Park, Blair Atholl. 7pm. www.foodintheparklive.co.uk

Sunday 8th September Grantown Try Tri Craig MacLean Leisure Centre, Grantown on Spey. 8.30am-2pm. T: 07958 501962. www.try-tri.co.uk BF: Gaelic Place Names in the Landscape Walk Glen Banchor Estate Car Park, Newtonmore. 10am-2pm. T: 07740 680216. F Free Entry to Event l 6

BF: Deoch an Dorus: One for the Road Talk Dalwhinnie Distillery. 7-9pm. T: 01528 522277. BF: Traditional Bothy Ceilidh at the Stables Highland Horse Fun, Kingussie. 7pm-12am. www.highlandhorsefun.com F Evening Talk: Iceland: l Rivers of Ice, Mountains Monday 9th September of Fire by Rod Lawrence BF: General Wade’s Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. Mystery Road History Walk 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526. Falls of Truim, Newtonmore. www.bwwc.co.uk 10am-12pm. T: 07740 680216. Friday 13th September F Evening Talk: What do l Forests do for Me by Rod BF: Seanchas na Sgìre: Lawrence Gaelic Heritage Walk up Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. Glen Gynack 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526. Kingussie. 1-3pm. T: 07740 680216. BF: Nechtansmere 685AD: Tuesday 10th September Badenoch’s Great Pictish BF: Explore Medieval Battle Illustrated Talk Kingussie Talk & Walk Loch Insh, Kincraig. 7-9pm. Meet Kingussie Parish Church. 2-4pm. T: 07740 680216. T: 07740 680216. Live Music with Tide Lines Wednesday 11th September Food in the Park Live, Blair Atholll. Monthly Lunch Bunch Anderson’s Restaurant, Boat of Garten. 7.30pm. Live Music with Paul 12.30-2.30pm. T: 01479 810004. Anderson www.ct4u.co.uk The Flying Stag, Fife Arms Hotel. BF: Dalwhinnie Distillery 8-11pm. and its History Live Music with Gilly Dalwhinnie Distillery. 2-4pm. The Winking Owl, Aviemore. 9pm. T: 01528 522277. Strathspey Thistle v Huntly T: 01479 812368. www.thewinkingowl.co Highland League Football Saturday 14th September Match Seafield Park, Grantown on Spey. 8pm. BF: Torr Alvie Hillfort Guided Walk www.facebook.com/strathspeythistlefc Kincraig. 10am-1pm. T: 07740 680216. Thursday 12th September BF: Victorian Horse & Carriage Picnic Drive with BF: E-bike Adventure to Story-telling Dun da Lamh Hillfort Highland Horse Fun, Kingussie. Laggan Forest Trust. 10.30am-2pm. T: 01528 544366. www.lagganforest.com 11am-4pm. www.highlandhorsefun.com Ground Tour The Dell, Kingussie. 2-3.30pm. T: 01540 662061. Caritas Choir with Paul Mealor St Margaret’s, Braemar. 4-6pm. Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/ stmargarets-braemar

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Sunday 15th September Ballater Craft Fair Victoria and Albert Halls, Ballater. 11am-5pm. BF: Ruthven Barracks Guided Tour Ruthven Barracks, Kingussie. 11am-12.30pm. T: 07740 680216. F Abernethy Open Day l 2019 Fun-Filled Family Afternoon with on-site Adventure Activities & BBQ Abernethy Trust, Nethy Bridge. 1-4.30pm. T: 01479 821279. www.abernethy.org.uk/open-day

Monday 16th September BF: Newtonmore Shinty Heritage Tour The Eilan, Newtonmore. 12.30-2pm. T: 07740 680216. F The Long Spring: l Tracking the Arrival of Spring Through Europe by Laurence Rose Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526.

Tuesday 17th September BF: E-bike Adventure to Dun da Lamh Hillfort Laggan Forest Trust. 10.30am-2pm. T: 01528 544366. www.lagganforest.com

Wednesday 18th September BF: Victorian Horse & Carriage Picnic Drive with Story-telling Highland Horse Fun, Kingussie. 11am-4pm. www.highlandhorsefun.com BF: Recent Archaeological Discoveries at Raitt Talk Kingussie Parish Church. 7-9pm. T: 07740 680216.

Thursday 19th September BF: Traditional Bothy Ceilidh at the Stables Highland Horse Fun, Kingussie. 7pm-12am. www.highlandhorsefun.com BF: The Real Black Officer Talk Highland Folk Museum. 7-9pm. T: 07740 680216. F Evening Talk: Sea Eagle, l Crane and Corncrake: Three Scottish Totems by Laurence Rose Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 8.30-10pm. T: 01479 872526. F Pre-festival Ceilidh l Royal British Legion, Grantown on Spey. 8-11pm. www.fiddlerofstrathspey.co.uk

Friday 20th September BF: Storytelling Drop In Wildcat Centre, Newtonmore. 10am-12pm. T: 07740 680216. BF: Highlander in the Highlands Meet the Highland Cattle & Ponies Highland Horse Fun, Kingussie. 10am-4pm. T: 01540 670000. BF: E-bike Adventure to Dun da Lamh Hillfort Laggan Forest Trust. 10.30am-2pm. T: 01528 544366. www.lagganforest.com www.visitcairngorms.com

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Aviemore BIG MIX Food & Drink Festival Aviemore Village Green. 12-6pm. www.aviemorebigmixfestival.co.uk F Festival Music l Grantown on Spey. www.fiddlerofstrathspey.co.uk Festival Concert Boat of Garten Community Hall, Boat of Garten. 7-10pm. www.fiddlerofstrathspey.co.uk BF: Shared Stories: A Year in the Cairngorms The Suie Hotel, Kincraig. 8-10pm. www.sharedstoriescairngorms.tumblr.com F Life music with RANT l The Winking Owl, Aviemore. 9pm. T: 01479 812368.

Saturday 21st September BF: Storytelling Drop In Dalwhinnie Community Hall. 10am-12pm & 2-4pm. T: 07740 680216. Squirrel Watch Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar. 10-11.30am. T: 01339 720164. www.nts.org.uk/visit/events/squirrel-watch F Ramblers Walk An l Sluggan & Loch Morlich Meet Loch Garten Car Park T junction at B970, Boat of Garten. 10am. T: 07842 589080. www.badenochandstrathseyramblers.org.uk BF: Garvamore Inn, Garva Bridge and General Wade’s Road Guided Visit Garvamore, Newtonmore. 11am-2pm. T: 07740 680216 Fiddlers Cafe & Rally Community Centre, Grantown on Spey. www.fiddlerofstrathspey.co.uk F Doors Open Day l ‘Indoors and Outdoors’ Leaving from Grantown Square, Grantown on Spey. www.fiddlerofstrathspey.co.uk

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Kincraig Family Fun Day, Hill Race & Fun Run Kincraig Village Hall. 1-4pm. Stevenson Supper Braemar Castle. 7.30pm. Booking essential. www.braemarcastle.co.uk F Live Music with Spring l Break The Winking Owl, Aviemore. 9pm. T: 01479 812368. www.thewinkingowl.co

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Public Day Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore. 11am-4pm. T: 01349 781650. www.highlandfolk.com Blair Atholl Music & Scottish Craft Beer Festival Food in the Park Live, Blair Atholl. 11am-11.30pm. www.foodintheparklive.co.uk BF: A Concert Tribute to Dr Mackay by his Pupils Laggan Heritage, Laggan Villlage Hall. 7.30pm. Tickets: T: 01528 544722. The Lonesome Ace Stringband Glenbuchat Hall, Strathdon. 7.30pm. www.glenbuchatmusic.co.uk Festival Family Ceilidh Ben Mhor Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 8-11pm. www.fiddlerofstrathspey.co.uk F Live Music with Keith R l The Winking Owl, Aviemore. 9pm. T: 01479 812368.

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Grantown Double Hill Climb High Street Car Park, Grantown on Spey. 10am-12am. www.cairngormcc.co.uk/events F Festival Sunday Service l Grantown Square, Grantown on Spey. 11am-12pm. www.fiddlerofstrathspey.co.uk F Community Afternoon l & Picnic Grantown Square, Grantown on Spey. 1-4pm. www.fiddlerofstrathspey.co.uk BF: Badenoch Festival Celebration Iona Gallery, Kingussie. 6-8pm. T: 07740 680216. F Free Entry to Event l

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Friday 27th September Where 2 Today’s Monthly Ceilidh/Music Afternoon Dancing, Tea & Raffle British Legion, Grantown on Spey. 2-4pm. T: 01479 810004. www.ct4u.co.uk The Boat Reel Presents: Rocketman Boat of Garten Village Hall. 7.30pm. F Live Music with Stevie l Macleod The Winking Owl, Aviemore. 9pm. T: 01479 812368. www.thewinkingowl.co

Saturday 28th September Ballater Farmer’s Market Glenmuick Church Green, Ballater. 10am-2pm. F Doors Open l Afternoons Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore. 2-4pm. T: 01349 781650. www.highlandfolk.com Strathspey Thistle v Rothes Highland League Football Match Seafield Park, Grantown on Spey. www.facebook.com/strathspeythistlefc Live Music with Trees don’t Travel Food in the Park, Blair Atholl. 8pm. www.foodintheparklive.co.uk F Live Music with Rob l Webster The Winking Owl, Aviemore. 9pm. T: 01479 812368.

Sunday 29th September Wildlife Walk Glen Doll Ranger Base, Glen Clova, Kirriemuir. 11am-3pm. T: 01575 550 233. www.ticketsource.co.uk/angusalive

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Every Monday Ballroom Dancing with Kenny Nairn The Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. 8.30-10.45pm. www.dukeofgordonhotel.co.uk F Live Music with Graeme l Mackay Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm. T: 01479 810233.

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

Walk Meet at Community Centre, Nethybridge. 1.30-2.30pm. T: 01479 870520. www.cairngorms.co.uk/discover-explore/ things-to-do/walking-trails/health-walks/ Rock the Boat Rock Choir Boat of Garten Community Hall. 7.30-9.30pm. T: 01479 831123. F Live Music with George l Gordon The Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. 8.30-10.45pm. www.dukeofgordonhotel.co.uk Quiz Night Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30-11.30pm.

Every Wednesday Abernethy Woodland Wander Loch Garten Osprey Centre, Nethybridge. 9.30am-12.30pm. T: 01479 831476. www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/ events-dates-and-inspiration/events

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Every Thursday F Aviemore Health Walk l Myrtlefield Car Park, Aviemore. 1.30-2.30pm. T: 01479 870520.

Ranger Guided Walk Cairngorm Ski Area, Aviemore. 10.20am-4pm. T: 01479 861261. www.cairngormmountain.co.uk F Kingussie Health Walk l Meet Badenoch Centre, Kingussie. 10.30-11.30am. T: 01479 870520. www.cairngorms.co.uk/discover-explore/ things-to-do/walking-trails/health-walks/ F Carrbridge Health Walk l The Old Bridge, Carrbridge. 11am-12.00pm. T: 01479 870520. www.cairngorms.co.uk/discover-explore/ things-to-do/walking-trails/health-walks/ F Cromar Health Walk l Outside Logie Coldstone Village Hall, Dinnet. 1.30pm-2.30pm. T: 01479 870520. www.cairngorms.co.uk/discover-explore/ things-to-do/walking-trails/health-walks 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 l The Winking Owl, Aviemore. 9pm. T: 01479 812368. F Live Music l Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30pm.

Every Friday F Glen Tanar Health Walk l Outside Boat Inn, Aboyne. 9.40-10.40am. T: 01479 870520. www.cairngorms.co.uk/discover-explore/ things-to-do/walking-trails/health-walks/ F Glenlivet Health Walk l

Meet Glenlivet Public Hall. 9.45-10.45am. T: 01479 870520. www.cairngorms.co.uk/discover-explore/ things-to-do/walking-trails/health-walks/

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Walk Meet Tomnabat Court, Tomintoul. 10-11am. T: 01479 870520. 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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timed walk/run Route 7 Cafe, Aviemore. 9.30am (run brief 9.20am). T: 01479 873918. www.parkrun.org.uk/aviemore Live Music with Nigel Dyson Singer & Guitarist Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie, 8.30pm. T: 01540 661302. F Live Music l Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30-11.30pm. T: 01479 810233. www.cairngorm.com

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Community Cafe St Andrews Church Hall, Aviemore. 10am-4pm. Newtonmore Health Walk Meet at Wildcat Centre, Newtonmore. 10.30-11.30am. T: 01479 870520. www.cairngorms.co.uk/discover-explore/ things-to-do/walking-trails/health-walks F Open Church & Service l St Columba’s Episcopal Church, Grantown on Spey. 12.30-4pm. T: 01479 872619. F Strathdon Silver Circle l Walking Group Meet at Lonach Hall, Strathdon. 1.30-2.30pm. T: 01479 870520. www.cairngorms.co.uk/discover-explore/ things-to-do/walking-trails/health-walks/ Tours of Am Fasgadh Collection Store Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore. 2-3pm. T: 01349 781650. www.highlandfolk.com Mar Lodge Evening Stroll Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar. 5-7pm. T: 01339 720164. www.nts.org.uk/visit/events/evening-stroll Rotary Club of Spey Valley Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 6-8.15pm. T: 01479 810233. www.speyvalley.rotary1010.org The Killiecrankies Cabaret Band Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. 8.30-10.30pm. T: 01540 661302. F Live Music with l Tweed Winking Owl, Aviemore. 8.30pm. F Live Music with Davy l Holt Cairngorm Hotel, Aviemore. 9.30-11.30pm. T: 01479 810233. www.cairngorm.com

Every Sunday Land Rover Safaris Blair Atholl Estate. 2-4.30pm. T: 01796 481355. www.atholl-estates.co.uk F Live Music with Anne l & Calumn 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.

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Mixed Open Greensomes Ballater Golf Club. www.ballatergolfclub.co.uk

Shinty www.shinty.com

Friday 6th September

Saturday 7th September Inverness v Lovat Women’s Challenge Cup Final The Dell, Kingussie. 1pm. Skye v Badenoch Women’s Valerie Fraser Camanachd Cup Final The Dell, Kingussie. 4.05pm.

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Sunday 16th September

Ladies 3 Ball Better Ball Open Carrbridge Golf Club. www.carrbridgegolf.co.uk

Alasdair Gow 6’s Tournament The Eilan, Newtonmore.

Saturday 21st September

Sunday 8th September

Kingussie 1sts v Inveraray The Dell, Kingussie. 2.30pm.

Sunday 29th September Ladies’ Threeball Team Open Abernethy Golf Club, Nethy Bridge. 10am. T: 01479 821305. www.abernethygolfclub.com Village Hall Open Boat of Garten Golf Club. www.boatgolf.com

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

Ladies Greensomes Open Kingussie Golf Club www.kingussiegolfclub.co.uk Open Stableford Newtonmore Golf Club. www.newtonmoregolf.com

Sunday 22nd September

Badenoch v Glenurquhart Women’s Match The Dell, Kingussie. Time TBC. Saturday 14th September Strathspey v Ardnamurchan Gents 18 Hole Open Women’s Match Grantown Grammar, Grantown on Spey. Braemar Golf Club. www.braemargolfclub.co.uk Time TBC.

Gentlemen’s 18 Hole Open Ballater Golf Club. www.ballatergolfclub.co.uk

Newtonmore 1sts v Oban The Eilan, Newtonmore. 2.30pm.

Monday 16th September

Golf Sunday 1st September The McCulloch Cup Gentlemans 18 Hole Open Grantown on Spey Golf Club. www.grantownonspeygc.co.uk F Free Entry to Event l

Women’s Camanachd Association Scottish Shinty Cup Finals Day Sponsored by

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Ladies 3 Person Team Event Boat of Garten Golf Club. www.boatgolf.com Ladies Tri-Am Ballater Golf Club. www.ballatergolfclub.co.uk

Saturday 28th September Mixed Texas Scramble Ballater Golf Club. www.ballatergolfclub.co.uk

Gents Senior 18 Hole Open Braemar Golf Club. www.braemargolfclub.co.uk

7th September 2019 @ The Dell, Kingussie

Challenge Cup Inverness V Lovat - 1.45pm

Valerie Fraser CAMANACHD Cup Skye V Badenoch - 4.05pm

20th-22nd September 54 Hole Speyside Open for Gents Boat of Garten, Spey Valley & Grantown Courses. www.boatgolf.com

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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

Garth Hotel

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

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 Entertainment throughout the month

Cairngorm Hotel

Tel: 01479 811199 or 01479 811118

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

HOUR 7 days S a wee 11am ti k ll late

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

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The Place to Eat and Meet Opposite Aviemore Railway Station

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

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Country Hotel & Restaurant

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

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Rowan Tree

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

01479 810 207

www.rowantreehotel.com

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Cairngorms National Park and more and more people are discovering just how special this place is.

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Strathspey Highland Ponies Rothiemurchus Aviemore

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

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

Hand thrown terracotta pottery by Penny Weir. Open by appointment

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‘Throw Your Own’ on Thursdays, £16 a shot.

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Open Daily - Please phone Penny for opening times & workshop details. 01479 810837 info@penspots.co.uk www.penspots.co.uk

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Travel Back in Time On-board Our Heritage Diesel Railcar Services on the 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th September Only

Trains depart from Platform 3, Aviemore station, throughout the day, stopping at Boat of Garten & Broomhill stations, then returning to Aviemore station.

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Tickets available online and on the day of travel.

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www.strathspeyrailway.co.uk 01479 810725

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Aviemore Kart Raceway

• 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

Quote Discount Code: WO19 on booking www.aviemorekartraceway.co.uk 01479 812079

Tel: 01540 670000

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What's On in the Cairngorms National Park September 2019  

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

What's On in the Cairngorms National Park September 2019  

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