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Full of the joys of Spring

Written by Visit Cairngorms on May 3rd, 2016

Springtime is well and truly here, bringing with it renewed vigour and evidence of nature coming to life: a season of new beginnings, when buds bloom and animals awaken. What an uplifting and inspiring time to immerse yourself in the great outdoors. To give nature enthusiasts a richer, more rewarding experience, the Cairngorms National Park…
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Cairngorms Tunnel gets go ahead

Written by Visit Cairngorms on April 1st, 2016

Cairngorms Tunnel     April Fools!

A whole new – or rather old – ball game!

Written by Visit Cairngorms on March 31st, 2016

Shinty is a fast, physical contact sport played outdoors. Each player has a caman, or curved stick, which is used to strike a small leather ball, the aim being to score goals. A well-struck shinty ball can travel over 100 metres at very high speed so it is not a sport for the feint hearted!…
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Cairngorms Nature Young Presenter Winner

Written by Visit Cairngorms on March 24th, 2016

In February 2016 Speyside Wildlife hosted the winner of the RSPB and Cairngorms Nature Young Presenter competition; 14-year-old James Miller and his family at the Steading, Speyside. James was voted the winner by the public, after submitting a short film last year and he was one of 10 exceptionally talented finalists between the ages of…
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Mother’s Day Inspiration…

Written by Visit Cairngorms on March 3rd, 2016

With Mother’s Day a matter of days away you may be starting to panic at the sudden realisation that you’ve yet to post (or even buy) a card, never mind sort out a gift. As a mum of two young boys, my idea of a treat is a sup of tea and a lie in…
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A Feast of Festivals

Written by Visit Cairngorms on March 1st, 2016

A “Festival” means different things to different people. Whatever your interpretation, there is sure to be something right up your street among the wealth of festivals that take place across the Cairngorms National Park. To illustrate this diversity, What’s On dips into but a few events happening over the coming months. Firstly, a Festival that…
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Wildcat Lodge

Written by Visit Cairngorms on January 29th, 2016

They often say in life “it is not what you know but who you know” and that is how I came across an invitation to stay in the stunning newly completed Wildcat Lodge close to Ruthven Barracks near Kingussie. A beautifully furnished lodge, Wildcat is part of a 200 year old coach house and steading,…
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Muckrach Country House Hotel 3rd Best in UK!

Written by Visit Cairngorms on January 25th, 2016

Muckrach Country House Hotel today announced it has been ranked as 3rd best in the UK and 11th best in Europe in the Best Small Hotel category of the 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice™ awards for Hotels. For the 14th year, TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top properties based on the millions of reviews and opinions…
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Winter Spills and Thrills

Written by Visit Cairngorms on January 22nd, 2016

“Never work with children or animals”; the reason behind the saying being “children and animals are scene stealing and completely unpredictable”. But what if it’s your job to teach children? Do it outdoors facing variable wintry weather and the challenge becomes greater. Common to both scenarios is the skill, dedication and patience demanded of the…
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Howling through the Glens

Written by Visit Cairngorms on January 5th, 2016

“Never work with children or animals”; the reason behind the saying being “children and animals are scene stealing and completely unpredictable”. But what if it’s your job to train animals? Do it outdoors facing variable wintry weather and the challenge becomes greater. Common to both scenarios is the skill, dedication and patience demanded of the…
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