Cairngorms National Park Blog

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? It's always...

Holidays and Halloween!

Crisp, dry days or wet and windy ones? Whatever weather October has in store for us this year, the Cairngorms National Park is a great place to visit for half-term! Walking with the weans The National Park offers many walks suitable for short legs - here are some of...

Season of mists …..

It's been a spectacularly colourful late summer and autumn here in the Cairngorms National Park! The many species of heather and Rosebay Willowherb have covered our hills, moorlands and verges with the most beautiful purple.   Today is the Autumn Equinox - summer is...

Tartans, Plaids and Philamhors

The Celts are known to have woven chequered or striped cloth for many thousands of years and a few of these ancient samples have been found across Europe and Scandinavia. It is believed that the introduction of this form of weaving came to the West of Northern Britain...

Two rivers

So without sediment Run the clear burns of my country, Fiercely pure, Transparent as light Gathered into its own unity, Lucent and without colour; Or green, Like clear deeps of air, Light massed upon itself. - from “The Hill Burns” These are the words by author, poet...

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