Cairngorms National Park Blog

The River Spey

The River Spey is the third longest in Scotland (the Tay and the Clyde are the top two) with a length of 172 kilometres. It is very well know for it’s Salmon and also for the whisky distilleries that have grown up along its banks. The river itself starts in the...

Balmoral Castle

Balmoral has become synonymous with the British Royal Family and one queen in particular, Queen Victoria. She and her husband rented the castle in 1848 and bought it outright in 1853. Balmoral sits just to the south of the River Dee which flows eastwards to Aberdeen,...

Stories from the Cairngorms

Stories from the Cairngorms To coincide with the launch of our latest Day Out called ‘Stories & Gaelic in the Landscape’ we put together a blog on some of the best-known figures and stories from our National Park.   If you think we are missing out on a good...

Blair Castle

Blair Atholl became the official southern gateway to the Cairngorms National Park in 2010, 7 years after the Park was officially designated due to a great deal of lobbying from the area. Blair Atholl has always been a gateway to the wilds of the Cairngorms and a great...

Arts & Crafts in the Cairngorms – Part 2

We hope you have already read up on Part 1 of our Arts & Crafts series and found some inspiration in the art of Angus Grant, Wooden Tom and others. But as we already anticipated, there is so much more in the National Park – we knew there was sufficient...

Angus Grant Painting Workshops

Days out with Angus are available on a bespoke basis and also on the two advertised dates above. For more information and to book please get in touch with...

Arts & Crafts in the Cairngorms

The Cairngorms National Park is home to some stunning landscapes, tranquil lochs and a huge array of wildlife. It is also home to a vibrant and diverse arts & crafts scene. From painters to jewellery makers, from a long history in wool making to festivals – we are...

The Jacobites – A brief History

Ruthven and The Jacobites. If you have ever driven up the A9 from / to Inverness, you would have passed the ruins of Ruthven Barracks near Kingussie. Sitting on a mound at the southern end of Insh Marshes, this large roofless ruin takes us back to a time when the...

Skiing in the Cairngorms National Park

Skiing in the National Park Winter has finally arrived in the Cairngorms National Park!! There has been plenty of snow, followed by some thaw and high winds – but already keen skiers have been taking their skis for a walk to find some snow. It is just like when...

Cairngorms Whisky

Whisky in the National Park There has been a long tradition of small-scale whisky distilling in the Cairngorms National Park. In the 1700’s legislation encouraged by some of the larger lowland distilleries made it impossible for the small to tiny operations in the...

The Lochs of the Cairngorms National Park

Loch Morlich Loch Morlich is probably the best known loch in the Cairngorms National Park. It doesn’t just boast a sandy beach; the views from its shores are (almost) second to none. But you can’t just enjoy the magnificent views – plenty of opportunities to be...

Cairngorms Christmas Crackers!

Celebrate Christmas with Cairngorms experiences and gifts! Shopping may not be the first activity you think about in relation to the Cairngorms National Park, but we have some exceptionally good local independent shops here! Driving up – or down – the A9?...

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