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Pancakes from Glenshee Eco Camp

Written by Visit Cairngorms on May 19th, 2015

    We’re often told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but not many of us have the time for a leisurely feast first thing in the morning. When you do, make the most of it and tuck it into something special. We’ve got just the recipe for you with Glenshee…
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A wealth of nature on our doorstep

Written by Visit Cairngorms on May 7th, 2015

This is a perfect time of year to really enjoy and appreciate the great outdoors. And what better location to do just that than the Cairngorms National Park? Over the weekend of 16th & 17th May the Cairngorms Nature Festival will be running a host of events for residents and visitors to the Park. The…
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Spring for chefs is an exciting time…

Written by Visit Cairngorms on April 16th, 2015

Spring is a wonderful time of year in the Cairngorms National Park but it is a particularly exciting time for chefs. Gone are the dark days of winter, the evenings are stretching out and fresh produce is starting to grow again. It also means the start of the trout fishing season and this month’s recipe…
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Whisky in the Park

Written by Visit Cairngorms on March 31st, 2015

“Love makes the world go round? Not at all. Whisky makes it go round twice as fast.” Or so suggested Scottish writer, and author of Whisky Galore, Compton Mackenzie. In that case we must be spinning at a rate of knots in this part of the country. The Cairngorms National Park has no less than…
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Haggis Bon Bons and Mountain Views at Muckrach Hotel

Written by Visit Cairngorms on March 17th, 2015

Did you know that 2015 is Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink? Scotland is renowned for its unique produce and the Cairngorms National Park is the perfect place to enjoy the very best of it. To celebrate the wonderful produce available in the National Park, each month we will be asking local businesses to tell us…
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Volunteers are not paid….yet they are priceless

Written by Visit Cairngorms on March 3rd, 2015

This applies to every volunteer, in whatever area of society they contribute. Here in the National Park we have an army of wonderful individuals who give freely of their time, friendship, compassion and skills. Operating in so many capacities, they boost and enrich the public and private sectors as well as a host of charities…
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Love In The Cairngorms…

Written by Visit Cairngorms on February 14th, 2015

The Cairngorms National Park means so many things to so many different people. This Valentines day we would like to share Amy Reid’s story of how she found love in the Cairngorms… “I met David at our place of work on Cairngorm Mountain back in March 2010 in the big winter. We were inseparable after…
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How much do you know about the Cairngorms National Park?

Written by Visit Cairngorms on February 3rd, 2015

That it is Scotland’s largest National Park; that just under 50% of the Park is designated nature conservation sites of international significance; that National Geographic Traveller voted Cairngorms National Park as one of the ‘Top 20’ places to visit in the world!   Covering six percent of Scotland, the Cairngorms National Park (CNP) is pretty…
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Stars of the Slopes

Written by Visit Cairngorms on January 6th, 2015

Weather has always been the biggest challenge for Scottish ski areas. Wind speeds in excess of 100mph are not uncommon and it is not unusual to have snow drifts completely burying much of the infrastructure onsite. So, how do the ski areas plan, prepare for and manage the worst winter conditions? Three of Scotland’s five…
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Reindeer are not just for Christmas!

Written by Visit Cairngorms on December 2nd, 2014

We associate reindeer with Lapland and Father Christmas but did you know that Rudolph has many friends who live all year round right here in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park? What’s On spoke to Reindeer Herder, Hen Robinson, before she set off on a Christmas tour with reindeer from the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre…
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