Newtonmore Community Website

Newtonmore offers the visitor a wide range of activities within the village lying at the southern end of the Spey Valley in the Cairngorms National Park. Newtonmore is at the heart of the Scottish Highlands and is the original Geographical Centre of Scotland making it the ideal place for long or short breaks or to explore the surrounding area much of which has also been used in the filming of Monarch of the Glen.

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Newtonmore offers a wide range of excellent accommodation, including Hostels, Self-Catering, Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses and Hotels. All of our accommodation providers offer the highest level of service.

While in Newtonmore there is plenty to do. We have two Internationally known Museums in the village, the Highland Folk Museum showing life in the Highlands of Scotland and the Clan MacPherson Museum.

Newtonmore is also the birthplace of Pony Trekking in the United Kingdom.

At the Newtonmore Riding Centre both Riding and Pony Trekking are available.

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Throughout the year we have a host of events, including our own Highland Games and Clan MacPherson Rally, the Newtonmore 10 Mile Race and a Torch Light Procession on New Year’s Eve including Fireworks and Music.

Newtonmore Shinty Team play most Saturdays at the Eilan. If golfing is your passion we have one of the best courses in the valley with spectacular views, and our famous Golf Week.

Unique to the village are both the Wild Cat Trail and Wild Cat Experience, which are great fun for both adults and children. There is also the traditional New Year’s Day Wild Cat Walk.

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For those looking for more active pursuits, there are plenty of walks, and cycle routes from the village, and it is possible to go Hunting, Shooting and Fishing in the immediate area.

The Keepers Kitchen has a range of gifts and paintings to choose from, while The Trove offers an eclectic mix of high quality locally produced crafts.

Newtonmore is also home to two internationally known products - Meikles of Scotland who produce Stags Breath Whisky Liqueur and the Traditional Harris Tweed shop.

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New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade

fireworksWe gather at both the Glen Hotel and the Balavil Hotel in good time for the procession which sets off, to the stirring tunes of a piper from the local Pipe Band, at 23.30.

Take a look

10 Mile Race

10mileraceThis Annual event held every March is now a major fixture in the Racing Calendar, open to amateurs and professionals, over 16.

Why not take up our offer of weekend and special rates available at our hotels, guest houses and Bed & Breakfasts, so that you can join in this great event.


Golf Week


Newtonmore has one of the finest and most challenging golf courses in the Highlands. Golf Week lasts over 7 days; members and non-members can compete in a variety of competitions. Many of the accommodation providers offer special deals for Golf Week.


Highland Games

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All of the traditional events will be present including the tossing of the Caber, Athletics and of course the hotly fought Highland Dancing and the Lone Piper Competition.

The Big event of the Day is the Creag Dhubh Hill Race. Come and Join us for a great Day Out


Glen Banchor Canter

Glen Banchor Canter

 6 Mile race starting  at 7pm, 6 Mile Joggers Challenge starting at 6.30pm, whilst for those who wish simply to enjoy the walk, then this begins at 6pm.

Register at the Braeriach Hotel from 5:30pm.  More...

Today's date: Wednesday, 23 April 2014
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Business Association

We are a group of local business folk who represent the interests of large & small businesses and the self-employed - based in and around Newtonmore. Working with other local organisations, we also promote and market everything that Newtonmore has to offer for visitors, tourists and future residents.


Community Council

The Community Council is a statutory body formed to take care of the environment of Newtonmore and its vicinity, to enter into discussion and negotiation with the Highland Council and other bodies on local issues and to try to assist with any problems raised by residents of the area.


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