The Cairn Hotel

Main Road, Carrbridge, Inverness-shire, Scotland, PH23 3AS
Tel: 01479 841 212 Fax: 01479 841 362 Email info@cairnhotel.co.uk
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Area Guide

The Cairn Hotel offers an excellent base as access to a host of attractions in the area by foot, bike, train, taxi or car. See our Travel section for transport contacts. Select from sections below:

Carrbridge - Entertainment - Events - Food & Drink - Historic - Kids - Shopping - Sport

Tourist Attractions - Tourist Guides - Towns & Villages - Travel - Walking & Hiking - Wildlife


Carrbridge

Carrbridge village has a shop and newsagent, post office, coffee shop, garage, artists studio, pottery, and craft shops.

Bridge of Carr
1717 packhorse bridge over the River Dulnain. The bridge was damaged in the great flood of 1829. The Dulnain flows into the River Spey downstream of Dulnain Bridge.
Types: local interest, historic.
Distance: 100 yards. Map.

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Carrbridge Curling Club

One of the few clubs which plays regularly outdoors. The area has one of the best frost records in Scotland. The club is fortunate to have a purpose-built pond complete with floodlights.
Types: local interest, sport.
Distance: ¼ mile. Map.

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Carrbridge Riverside Bowling Club
Visiting bowlers are welcome to test their skills at Riverside Bowling Club, one of the newest sports facilities to be established in Carrbridge. The six-rink green is located near the sports field and children's playground and is adjacent to the village's central car-park. The club enjoys changing room and unlicensed refreshment facilities in the modern Marie Anderson Pavilion. Bowls are available for visitors' use but visiting bowlers must provide suitable footwear - trainers are not acceptable.
Types: local interest, sport.
Distance: ¼ mile. Map.

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Carrbridge Golf Club
The course has been molded around the natural contours of the land and so offers few man made hazards, but many natural ones. Burns abound and there is water somewhere on every hole, the course rises over 300 feet to about 1000 feet at the highest, and there can be found excellent views of the Cairngorm Mountains some thirteen miles away. For the past couple of years, due to the hard work of our Greenkeeper and his staff, the condition of Carrbridge Golf Course has improved beyond our wildest dreams and the greens are recognised in Strathspey as some of the best.
See Cairn Hotel special offer for visiting golfers.
Types: local interest, sport.
Distance: ¼ mile. Map.

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Carrbridge Studios
Work of landscape and wildlife artist Jeff Buttress and potter and sculptress Alice Buttress
Types: local interest, shopping.
Distance: 50 yards. Map.

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Carrbridge Trekking Centre

Pony Trekking for all the family. 2 hour or 1 hour treks through beautiful Scottish scenery. Half hour mini treks for adults and children are also available. Advance booking is requested .
Types: local interest, kids, sport.
Distance: ½ mile. Map.

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Ellan Bridge
Ghurka soldiers built this wooden suspension foot bridge across the River Dulnain in 1992. It replaced a similar ageing bridge.
Types: local interest.
Distance: ½ mile. Map.

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James Ross
Galleries of local life, environment and events by local photographer.


Landmark Forest Heritage Park
Landmark is much more than just a great day out…it's a theme park with a difference! Set in 30 acres of native pinewood, the park offers 'white water rafting' on the thrilling 'Wild Watercoaster'. Kids love Microworld, the 'Ant City' play structure and the 'Wild Forest Maze'. Discover 'The Timber Trail' and climb the '70 foot Forest Tower' and view the Cairngorms. Have a go on the mini-cars or the remote controlled trucks. Don't miss 'The Squirrel Trail', 'The Tree Top Trail', or 'The Pinnacle' climbing wall. After that relax in The Landmark Restaurant and Pinewood Snack Bar or enjoy some retail therapy in our visitors shop.
Types: local interest, kids, tourist attraction, food & drink, shopping.
Distance: ½ mile. Map.

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Old Bridge Garage
Petrol, DERV, repairs, MOT, appointed agents for RAC, ASA, National Breakdown etc. 24 hour rescue and recovery. Car accessories, sweets and snacks.
Types: local interest, food & drink, shopping.
Distance: 100 yards. Map.

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Sluggan Bridge
Sluggan Bridge crosses the Dulnain River on the old General Wade Military road c1729 two miles upstream from Carrbridge. Wade originally crossed the Dulnain with a ford which was later replaced in the 1760s with a two-arch bridge. This was swept away during the great flood of the 3rd of August 1829, to be replaced by the current large single span bridge in the 1830s
Types: local interest, historic.
Distance: 2 mile. Map.

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SPAR Shop & Post Office
Groceries including fresh bread, fruit, vegetables, milk, beers, wines spirits, newspapers, magazines, postcards and Post Office. Orders taken and local deliveries made.
Types: local interest, food & drink, shopping.
Distance: 50 yards. Map.

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The Old Bakery

Village centre coffee shop and local crafts. Open all year for light refreshments and home baking.
Types: local interest, food & drink, shopping.
Distance: 20 yards. Map.

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Woodland Walks
Carrbridge is known as the Woodland Village. There are many woodland walks. Some of the woodland is owned by the community.Glencharnoch wood is in the care of the Woodland Trust.
Types: local interest, sport, wildlife.
Distance: 200 yards. Map.

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Entertainment

Eden Court Theatre & Cinema
Eden Court offers an enormous variety of events, including music, drama, dance comedy and cinema. As well as being the only large scale theatre in the north of Scotland. Being redeveloped, events at other locations.
Types: entertainment.
Distance: 25 miles. Map.

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Hi~Arts
Highlands and Islands Arts Journal and event guide.

Types: entertainment.


Events

Aviemore's Annual Walking Festival
Aviemore Walking Festival during May. Enjoy the best of British countryside with fine walks, through magnificent scenery. The programme offers plenty for everyone - short leisurely strolls through forests and along river and loch banks to more strenuous hill walks to the remaining snowfields at over 4,000 feet high.

Distance: 8 miles / various. Map.

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Carrbridge Community Arts

Local community group involved in organising a mixed programme of art activities and local events.
Distance: ¼ mile. Map.

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Carve Carrbridge

The 2009 annual 'Scottish OpenChainsaw Carving Competition' Carve Carrbridge will be held on Saturday 5th September 2009. To complement the Chainsaw Log Sculpture Competition, there will be a whole host of activities for all the family including a quick carve, grand auction, stalls and sideshows, axe throwing, belly dancing, live music and much more much more.
Distance: ¼ mile. Map.

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Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship
Sunday 11th October 2009 in Carrbridge Village Hall. This annual event is a celebration of all things to do with oats.
Distance: ¼ mile. Map.

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Food & Drink

Black Isle Brewery
Quality craft organic beers, brewed in the Highlands of Scotland. Visitors welcome. Brewery tour and shop.
On cycle route R1. 7 miles from Inverness Station. Black Isle organic beers regularly sold in our bar as guest ales..
Distance: 29 miles. Map.

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Cairngorm Brewery
The Cairngorm Brewery Beers are all premium Highland ales, brewed from the finest natural ingredients and the purest of crystal clear water from the Cairngorm Mountains. Cairngorm Brewery beers regularly sold in our bar as guest ales..
Distance: 8 miles. Map.

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Malt Whisky Trail
Discover the best Scotland has to offer - Highland scenery, a beautiful coastline and attractive towns and villages. Visit the eight distilleries and cooperage on the Malt Whisky Trail, the Cashmere Visitor Centre, craft centres, castles & gardens and Baxters of Speyside.
Distance 47 miles (to first location, Benromach Distillery & Malt Whisky Centre). Map.

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The Tomatin Distillery
We are very proud of The Tomatin Distillery Co., Ltd., our stronghold in whisky's homeland. This famous Scottish large-scale malt distillery became a Takara subsidiary in 1986. Tomatin malts available from our bar.
Distance: 9 miles. Map.

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Historic

Highland Folk Museum
The Highland Folk Museum, Kingussie and Newtonmore, invites you to enter the World of the Highlander - to see, touch, smell and feel the atmosphere as you walk through the material remains of 400 years of Highland life from clansman to crofter. Track how Highland people dealt with their environment, creating ingenious solutions to their everyday problems of providing light, heat, shelter, clothing and food.
Types: historic.
Distance: 15 and 20 miles. Map and Map.

Minutes by walking - Minutes by bicycle 70/80 Minutes by train 15/20 Minutes by bus - Minutes by taxi or car 25/30


Exploring Archaeology in Badenoch & Strathspey
Badenoch and Strathspey have each always had strong individual identities. The rich flood-plain of the river Spey and the farmland and forests stretching up the valley sides have provided an island of relative prosperity surrounded by the mountains. They also still provide a welcome stopping-point for travelers arriving from a variety of directions. There is a wealth of surviving archaeological features - from the cairns of Neolithic farmers, built some 5000 years ago, to the deserted villages and industrial archaeology of recent centuries. By the Highland Council Archaeology Service.
Types: historic.
Distance: Various


Kids

See: Landmark, Loch Morlich, Highland Folk Museum.

Shopping

Aviemore Highland Resort
Resort centre shopping complex.

Johnstons Cashmere Mill
Johnstons mill in Elgin, stands on the site where the company was first founded in 1797. It remains one of the few vertical mills still operating in Scotland and is the only British mill to transform cashmere from raw fibre to finished garment.

Newtonmore Craft Centre
Large range of crafts and gifts.


Sport

Ace Adventure
Adventure activity provider based in Aviemore, the River Findhorn and the Strathspey. They aim to provide entertaining and informative activities to suit all ages and abilities that range from the mild to the wild. Activities include white water rafting, canoes & kayaks, river safari, high ropes and mountain bike tours. Full details and videos on their web site.
Distance: 8 miles.

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Boots n Paddles
An outdoor adventurous activity company based near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. Activities include open canoeing, archery, climbing, abseiling, hill walking, orienteering, winter mountaineering, winter skills, mountain biking, gorge walking, canyoning and weaseling.

CairnGorm Mountain Ltd
The Cairngorm Ski Area is located 10 miles east of Aviemore on the North side of the Cairngorm Mountain. It covers an area of 598 hectares which is part of the 1418 hectare Cairngorm Estate owned by Highlands and Islands Enterprise. The ski area including the Funicular Railway is operated by Cairngorm Mountain Ltd. View lower and upper webcams to check snow conditions. Cyclists free on funicular.
Types: sport, tourist attraction.
Distance: 16 Miles. Map.

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G2 Outdoor

Based in Aviemore offer white water rafting & mini rafting, canoeing & kayaking, hill walking & rock climbing, mountain biking, gorge walking & canyoning together with a full winter programme from Telemark & alpine skiing & touring to winter skills, snow & ice climbing & more.
Mid-week programme June - September with 10% discount to our guests (ask us for discount code) .
Distance: 8 miles.

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Loch Morlich

Situated at the foot of the Cairngorm Mountains in the scenic Glenmore Forest Park, this beautiful location provides an ideal site for you to enjoy a wide range of activities. From watersports to walking, mountain biking to fishing, you will find activities to give many fun filled days.
Types: kids, sport, wildlife.
Distance: 13 miles. Map.

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Scottish Ski and Winter Activity Report
Snow conditions and ski lift status.


The Ski School

"The UKs premier ski school and the only official ski school based on Cairngorm Mountain offers lessons to suit all ages and abilities. Our friendly and professional instructors will ensure you have a memorable visit to Cairngorm."

Types: sport.
Distance: 16 miles. Map.

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Tourist Attractions

Landmark Forest Heritage Park
Landmark is much more than just a great day out…it's a theme park with a difference! Set in 30 acres of native pinewood, the park offers 'white water rafting' on the thrilling 'Wild Watercoaster'. Kids love Microworld, the 'Ant City' play structure and the 'Wild Forest Maze'. Discover 'The Timber Trail' and climb the '70 foot Forest Tower' and view the Cairngorms. Have a go on the mini-cars or the remote controlled trucks. Don't miss 'The Squirrel Trail', 'The Tree Top Trail', or 'The Pinnacle' climbing wall. After that relax in The Landmark Restaurant and Pinewood Snack Bar or enjoy some retail therapy in our visitors shop.
Types: Kids, tourist attraction, food drink, shopping.
Distance: ½ mile. Map.

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Strathspey Steam Railway

Services from Aviemore to Boat-of-Garten and on to Broomhill. Highly recommended.
Types: Transport, tourist attraction, historic, food & drink, kids.
Distance: 4 miles (Boat-of-Garten) Map.

Minutes by walking 60 Minutes by bicycle 20 Minutes by train 10* Minutes by bus 10 Minutes by taxi or car 10
* Train to Aviemore.


Glenmore Forest Park
At Glenmore Forest Park there is much to do for all the family: Native Woodland; Visitor Centre & Restaurant; Audio Visual Exhibition & Shop; Camping and Caravan Site; Orienteering; Way Marked Forest Trails; Cycle Routes; Cross Country Skiing; Water Sports & Beach; and Bird Watching.
Types: Kids, tourist attraction, sport, wildlife.
Distance: 14 miles. Map.

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Highland Wildlife Park
The Highland Wildlife Park specialises in Scottish Wildlife past and present, animals from our past include wolves, and our Wolf Territory shows off these magnificent animals very well. There are habitat areas with creatures such as Scotland’s largest and rarest grouse the capercaillie, the otter and many more.
Types: Kids, tourist attraction, wildlife.
Distance: 15 miles. Map.

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The National Trust for Scotland

The conservation charity that protects and promotes Scotland's natural and cultural heritage for present and future generations to enjoy. Properties include Culloden, the scene of the last major battle fought on mainland Britain.
Types: Kids, historic, tourist attraction.
Distance: 22 miles (Culloden). Map.

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Rothiemurchus

Enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities, from clay pigeon shooting and off road driving to guided walks and tours. Try your hand at our range of loch and river fishing, get out and about on our woodland cycle tracks or take a leisurely walk along our 50km footpath network.

Distance: 8 miles. Map.

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Speyside Way
The Speyside Way is one of four official Long Distance Routes in Scotland (the others are the West Highland Way, the Southern Upland Way and the Great Glen Way). It was first opened in 1981, to run from Spey Bay to Ballindalloch, with a spur to Tomintoul being added in 1990. A northern extension from Spey Bay to Buckie followed in 1999, with the route finally being completed between Ballindalloch and Aviemore in April 2000. The route now links the Moray coast with the edge of the Grampian Mountains, generally following the valley of the River Spey.
Types: sport, wildlife.
Distance: 4 miles. Map.

Minutes by walking 60 Minutes by bicycle 30 Minutes by train 9* Minutes by bus 16 Minutes by taxi or car 14
* Train to Aviemore.

Jacobite Cruises
A great way to see Loch Ness, which is famed for it's scenery, wildlife and historic ruins including the medieval Urquhart Castle. Various cruses and tours available. Sailing throughout the year.

Distance: 25 miles. Map.

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Tourist Guides

Carrbridge Community Web Site
Here you will find all we can think of to plan your trip to the area in advance. Details of local activites, whats on guide and much more..

Moray Firth Radio
Local commercial radio station. 96.6MHz for Cairngorm area Spey Sound Radio part of day in local area.

Rampant Scotland
The primary purpose of the Rampant Scotland Directory is to provide an index of Scottish-related Web sites. 10,000+ Scottish-related Links, regularly updated. 1,000+ Web page features on Scotland and the Scots.

The Strathspey and Badenoch Herald
The local newspaper for Strathspey and Badenoch. Known locally as the "Strathy".

Undiscovered Scotland
Undiscovered Scotland is a combination of business directory, accommodation listing and visitor guide. It includes a comprehensive range of links and a large and growing collection of in-depth and illustrated feature pages about places to go and things to do, and mountains to climb. See Carrbridge entry.

Visit Aviemore & the Cairngorms
Guide to bed and breakfast, hotels, self catering, hostels, camping or caravanning, attractions, outdoor activities, cafes, shops, pubs and restaurants. Includes informative What's On guide.

Visit Scotland (Scottish Tourist Board)
Over 16,000 ideas for your holiday in Scotland, 8,500 places to stay, 2,500 events to choose from. Check out our latest special offers. Discover the best of Scotland. Visit Highlands site.


Towns & Villages

Aviemore
Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Cairngorm mountains and ancient Scottish Pinewoods, Aviemore remains Scotland's favourite all year round visitor destination. Whether you're skiing, snow boarding, climbing, walking or just touring, you'll be doing it in some of Europe's finest and most spectacular scenery.

Boat of Garten
Boat of Garten, a peaceful Highland village, set amongst heather clad hills and native woodland. Abundant wildlife, magnificent scenery, the many sporting and leisure activities, together with a traditional Highland welcome will ensure the enjoyment of your visit.

Dalwhinnie (site down)
Nestling amidst the Glens and Mountains at the Southern corner of the Spey Valley at 1180 feet, Dalwhinnie is the highest village and has the highest Distillery in the Highlands.

Dulnain Bridge
A small  village in the Scottish Highlands of about 500 inhabitants. Situated in the Heart of Strathspey, it is centred around the 18th Century bridge.

Grantown-on-Spey
The capital of Strathspey, nestling in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, was founded in 1765 by Sir James Grant. This fine example of an 18th century planned town has plenty to offer for all seasons.

Kincraig
Readily accessible by all forms of travel, Kincraig offers you the chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of the large town, and with the less hectic pace of village life, offering an insight into the Highlands of Scotland.

Nethy Bridge
Situated in the heart of beautiful Strathspey (The Spey Valley) between Aviemore and Grantown, Nethy Bridge is the perfect centre to enjoy the glorious Highland countryside.

Newtonmore
In the Heart of the Highlands - An ideal touring base - quiet, friendly, yet close to all the facilities of Aviemore.

Tomatin
Seven miles North of Carrbridge on the River Findhorn. Currently no website.

Travel

AA Route Planner
To plan your road journey. Great Britain, Ireland and Europe. Provides routes between postcodes, towns, villages, road names and places of interest. Our postcode is: PH23 3AS

Caledonian MacBrayne
Ferry company with a fleet of 28 ferries that link 23 islands to the mainland and each other via 52 ports and terminals.

Carrbridge Station
Details of Carrbridge Station and Friends of Carrbridge Station volunteers who maintain the station flowers. .
Distance: ½ mile.

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GoByCoach
Web site including National Express bus services.

The Highland Cycle Campaign
Highland Cycle Campaign - regular newsletter on cycle campaign issues in the Scottish Highlands.

Highlands and Islands Airports
Operators of Inverness Airport which is located at Dalcross, 10 miles to the east of Inverness close to the A96 Inverness-Aberdeen trunk road.

Inverness Airport
40 minutes by car or taxi. Now serviced by increased number of flights by British Airways, EasyJet, Loganair, Eastern Airways, bmi and Highland Airways. Scheduled flights to London Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Kirkwall, and Stornoway. Live flight information.

East Coast
London to Inverness train service.

National Rail
Live Train Arrival and Departure boards for Carrbridge Station and Aviemore Station.

Railtrack Timetables Online
Check train times to Carrbridge Station.

Rapsons
Scotlands leading independent bus and coach operator. The Group consists of Highland Country Buses, Orkney Bus and Shalders, three companies serving mainland Scotland, Orkney and Shetland respectively, and Rapsons Coaches who provide executive coach hire. Services 15, 35, 36 and 136 stop in Carrbridge. See 'Strathspey and Badenoch Area' timetable.

First ScotRail
Franchise now run by First Group, it provides around 95% of all train services within Scotland as well as the Anglo - Scottish overnight Caledonian Sleepers linking Inverness with the heart of London. More details on Carrbridge Station. History of Inverness and Aviemore Direct Railway (Highland Railway) line.

Scottish Citylink
Scotland's leading provider of Express Coach services.

The Strathspey Steam Railway
The Strathspey Railway, located in the Central Highlands of Scotland, runs from Aviemore to Boat-of-Garten and on to Broomhill. The railway plans to reinstate the line past Broom Hill to Grantown on Spey which was part of the 1863 Inverness and Perth Junction Railway.

Sustrans
A civil engineering charity which designs and builds routes for cyclists, walkers and people. Route 'R7' from Glasgow to Inverness passes through Carrbridge. The optional signed 'off road' route follows part of the old General Wade road which crosses over the River Dulnain at the historic Sluggan Bridge which was repaired for the network. Sustrans route map.

Traveline Scotland
Where you can plan any public transport journey within Scotland and from Scotland to main points in the UK.


Walking & Hiking

MunroMagic
Your resource for Munro information. All 284 Munros are covered in detail including descriptions, pictures, location maps, walking routes, weather reports, and many tools to help you find all the mountain information you require.

Walk Highlands
Over 370 detailed walk descriptions with GPS waypoints, maps and photos across the Highlands of Scotland. Now includes Cairngorm area walks.

Walking World
Britain's largest online walking guide.


Wildlife

Badenoch and Strathspey Conservation Group
The objects of the group is to: to stimulate public interest in, and care for, the beauty, history and character of Badenoch & Strathspey; to encourage active conservation of the area through wise use; and to encourage high standards of planning and architecture in harmony with the environment.

Cairngorms National Park
The Cairngorms National Park officially opened on the 1st of September 2003. The Cairngorms National Park is Scotland's second national park, and the U.K's largest at 3800 square kilometres (1400 square miles). It stretches from Grantown on Spey to the heads of the Angus Glens, from Ballater to Dalwhinnie and Drumochter including much of the Laggan area in the southwest and a large area of the Glen Livet estate and the Strathdon/Glen Buchat area. The National Park area is home to a quarter of Scotland's native woodland with the biggest continuous stretches of near-natural vegetation in Britain. It is a refuge for a host of rare plants and creatures, including 25% of the U.K's threatened species

Highland Birchwoods
A partnership initiative to promote and stimulate the development of a local woodland economy and culture in the Scottish Highlands.

The Highland Red Squirrel Group works together with other squirrel groups throughout Scotland, within the nationwide framework of the Scottish Squirrel Survey, to raise the profile of the Red Squirrel by increasing public awareness, surveying and monitoring, promoting conservation management plans and looking out for any invasion of Greys.

Recycling (Highland Council)
Link to list of Highland Council recycling facilities. Carrbridge has paper, clothing and bottle banks in the village centre car park (Location: MultiMap). Also see WHAM Highland Waste Minimisation

RSPB
The RSPB is the charity that takes action for wild birds and the environment. Includes the the Loch Garten osprey webcam.

Scottish Natural Heritage
Their mission is to work with Scotland's people to care for our natural heritage.

The Scottish Wildlife Trust
Is a conservation organisation with thousands of members working to protect Scotland's wildlife. A voluntary body that aims to enhance and conserve the whole of the natural environment and wildlife of Scotland. Manage over 125 wildlife reserves throughout Scotland, covering more than 22,500 hectares.

Speyside Wildlife
Offer wildlife watching experiences. Guided, bird, whale and mammal watching in Scotland and around the world, for enthusiasts of every ability. Also tailor-made wildlife watching tours to suit your requirements including evening mammal watching from hides in the Cairngorms National Park.

Strathspey Wildlife
Scotland has become a favourite destination for tourists from all corners of the world, and "The Highlands" in particular draws people eager to sample the beauty of its wild unspoilt landscape, or to explore its history. Others are drawn by its wildlife, from the magnificent golden eagle of the high tops - down through the lochs and  rivers, to the woodlands, home of the Scottish crossbill, crested-tit and pine marten. Here  you will also find the endangered capercaille, and of course, the osprey. Not too far beyond Strathspey lie the wild craggy coastal areas  of the west, favourite haunt of the otter, and  the gentler coastline of the North-east Highlands, with  dolphin just a stones-throw from the beach.

Trees for Life
A Scottish conservation charity dedicated to the regeneration and restoration of the Caledonian Forest in the Highlands of Scotland.

Wildlife Scotland
Site by Visit Scotland.

The Woodland Trust
The UK's leading conservation charity dedicated to the protection of our native woodland heritage. Glencharnoch wood in Carrbridge is in the care of the Woodland Trust. OS Landranger 36; NH 900226; 35.4 acres (14.3 ha).

 
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