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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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Friends in high places

Written by Visit Cairngorms on October 31st, 2014

You’ve been enjoying a day’s walking in the mountains but now with darkness closing in you find yourself separated from your group. The wind has whipped up and a gust has just blown you off your feet. You realise you are lost and find your compass isn’t working. Even more dramatic, imagine losing your footing…
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Gamekeepers – the life blood of our country estates

Written by Visit Cairngorms on September 30th, 2014

              Within the Cairngorms National Park lie some 60 privately owned estates, many of which are still owned by families whose involvement goes back centuries. Covering nearly 75 per cent of the National Park, these estates play an important role in maintaining and sustaining just what makes the area so…
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What’s On Meets… Una Richardson, Head Keeper at Highland Wildlife Park

Written by Visit Cairngorms on September 4th, 2014

How long have you been working here and have you had other keeper jobs? I have been an animal keeper for 25 years. I started at Highland Wildlife Park (HWP) in February 2009 and before that I worked in major zoos in Singapore, Rome and London and with a private collection of animals in Canada….
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Festivals and Events – for all seasons

Written by Visit Cairngorms on August 1st, 2014

Late summer sees a wealth of festivals and events across the Cairngorms National Park. A vast selection of traditional and innovative experiences are set to delight, educate and entertain. The dilemma is choosing what to do and see! To help you decide, we have highlighted some colourful events to give you just a flavour of…
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