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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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Local Sporting Heroes

Written by Visit Cairngorms on July 3rd, 2014

With the focus firmly on Glasgow’s XX Commonwealth Games, here in the Cairngorms National Park our thoughts return to remarkable Olympian success on our own doorstep. Did you know that this area, with a population of just over 13,000, boasts a higher percentage of home-grown Olympians per head of population than anywhere else in the…
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Take a walk on the wild side

Written by Visit Cairngorms on June 3rd, 2014

The Cairngorms National Park, at 4,528sq km, is the biggest National Park in the UK. The sheer size, scale and remoteness of the Cairngorms make them one of the most dramatic mountain environments in Britain. There’s a reason National Geographic magazine voted it one of the top 20 places to visit in the world.  …
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`Key of the door` anniversary for Golden Spurtle™ World Porridge Making Championships

Written by Visit Cairngorms on May 16th, 2014

Scotland’s residents have a lot to contemplate this year, with the Commonwealth Games, the referendum and the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn. Added to this eclectic mix of events is the prestigious 21st Golden Spurtle™ World Porridge Making Championships, to be held in Carrbridge Village Hall on Saturday the 4th of October 2014….
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Festival Month!

Written by Visit Cairngorms on May 1st, 2014

May is one of the busiest months of the year in the Cairngorms in terms of events and festivals. Spring is well under way and summer is fast approaching so What’s On ventured out to bring you a roundup of the Whisky, Biking, Nature and Walking Festivals and the impressive spectacle which is the Atholl…
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Drip, Drip, Drop…Little April Showers

Written by Visit Cairngorms on April 3rd, 2014

With summer on the horizon (okay maybe a little optimistic, but we can hope!) and a spring in our step we leap forward into April. It’s the time of year, in the Cairngorms National Park, when skis are exchanged for kayaks and bobble hats put away into the drawer as the wetsuit is hauled to…
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Mum’s Know Best…Activities for all the Family

Written by Visit Cairngorms on March 6th, 2014

Marching forward into Spring and Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Whilst it’s great to spoil and pamper Mum, it’s also the perfect opportunity for the family to get together to try out a new activity, bond or just simply spend some quality time together. The Cairngorms is one of the most fortunate places…
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Visit Aviemore

Written by Visit Cairngorms on February 7th, 2014

The Cairngorms Business Partnership has launched a new networked website for the village of Aviemore. www.visitaviemore.com  The website connects to Visit Cairngorms for all the business listings and What’s On information in Aviemore. To find out about Aviemore Accommodation such as Aviemore Chalets, Aviemore Log Cabins, Aviemore Hotels, Aviemore Bed and Breakfast’s, Aviemore Self-catering etc…
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