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A Royal Seal of Approval

Written by Visit Cairngorms on July 30th, 2015

Following various food scandals in the last few years, most notoriously ‘horse meat’ pies, more than ever we want to know where our meat is coming from, which is why more and more of us are choosing to visit our local butcher. We are lucky to have some really great suppliers of local meat in…
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A roof or stars over your head?

Written by Visit Cairngorms on July 2nd, 2015

When planning a break away one of the key decisions is accommodation. The Cairngorms National Park has a wide range of places to stay so, wherever you lay your head, there is sure to be something to cater for all tastes and budgets. What’s On takes a look at some of the more unusual, quirky…
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Not a Deep Fred Mars Bar in Sight

Written by Visit Cairngorms on June 28th, 2015

If you’ve ever been lucky enough to be the guests of Andy and Rebecca at Fraoch Lodge in Boat of Garten, then you’ll know they’re right to be proud of the food they serve. Their menus owe much to their garden – which has over the past 5 years produced a large part of their…
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A Time to Celebrate

Written by Visit Cairngorms on June 2nd, 2015

The Highland’s biggest birthday party is taking place on your doorstep and it’s a celebration you don’t want to miss. With over 100 events over eight days, ‘Grantown 250: The Strathspey Seven Festivals’ in Grantown-on-Spey is an event to rival all others. From interactive displays, a historical pub crawl, music evenings, buffets, barbecues, tastings and…
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Spring in the Highlands

Written by Visit Cairngorms on May 26th, 2015

This is a great short film by Wilderness Scotland celebrating Spring in the Scottish Highlands. The film was shot across the Cairngorms National Park with some mountain biking activity to highlight the change in life occurring from up in the hills all the way down to the glens. Local rider, Nash Masson provided the skills.

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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