Need help with anything due to COVID-19 self-isolation?

Our community of local volunteers are here to help. We can pick up prescriptions or groceries and deliver them to your door, take your dog for a walk, give a friendly phone call or help in any way we can.

If you need anything, email cbuchan@churchofscotland.org.uk

Call Catherine on 01540 673238 or calll Elspeth on 01540 673239

Also willing to help:

Badenoch Shinty Memories 07743 686270 - Newtonmore Shinty Club - Community Councils


Leaflets with this information should be popping through your doors in the Newtonmore, Laggan & Dalwhinnie areas over the next day or so. All volunteers leafleting have been instructed with precautions to take to protect themselves & you. If you need help in any way, reach out. We have a large group of volunteers ready to help if we can. We are in this together. Keep safe.

Stay at home. Flatten the curve. Help the NHS. Protect the vulnerable.

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Special needs continued

Facilities for folk with Special Needs vary from business to business, but, in the main present few or minor difficulties. Here we give an overview of what you might expect in some of the key places to eat, drink, shop & visit. For more details, visit each website or contact them directly.

Eating Out

Balavil Hotel: Awkward steps and door at the entrance, especially if you are unaccompanied. Once inside the ground floor is level and any assistance you might need will be gladly given.

Letterbox Restaurant: No step and easy to operate door at the entrance. Once inside, you should have no problems.

Glen Hotel: Wheelchair users can easily access The Glen via a level route to the rear. Your companion should go in and ask, they’ll happily show you where the rear door is. Once inside both bar & restaurant area you will find sufficient to pass with care, though in the bar area it can be a bit of a squeeze.

The Tuck Shop: No step, door has automatic closer, limited space, but staff will always make room for a chair whenever possible.

Antlers Café: No step, easy door and staff will assist.

The Wild Flour: Level entrance but the main Café is up located up a few steps but there is a comfy seating area on the ground floor.

Newtonmore Grill: Has excellent ramped access and easy doors. Some tables can be awkward for wheelchairs as seating positions are fixed but others are fine.

OYO Braeriach Hotel: There is a short and difficult high step at entrance and awkward doors, so assistance needed, but OK inside.

Shops

Co-op Electric sliding door excellent, easy access. The aisles are wide for easy shopping.

Blythswood: No step, easy door, access to all of the shop despite being well stocked.

Bike Worx: There is a small but wide step at the door. Plenty of room inside.

Post Office: Small step, easy door, access to all of the shop, albeit very small inside.

Spar at the Garage: There is a gentle ramped entrance to the Spar and good access for wheelchairs up and down the 2 aisles.

Harris Tweed Shop: No step, a nice wide opening door and lots of room inside.

Attractions

Clan MacPherson Museum: Offers assisted wheelchair access and exhibition on ground floor.

Highland Folk Museum: The Park offers excellent facilities for wheelchair visitors, including ramps where appropriate, a period bus with wheelchair lift and accessible toilets. However, a few of the buildings simply do not lend themselves to suitable adaptation, sorry.

Shinty. Wheelchair visitors are more than welcome and every assistance will be offered at games to ensure you enjoy the match.

Newtonmore Business Association

Newtonmore Business Association began as the Newtonmore Traders Association in the 80s and the majority of members were retailers since the village had around 20 stores and also accommodation providers, trades etc. Obviously we're sad to see the village Main Street with only a few shops - our Post Office, Bike Shop, Coop, Barbers, cafes and restaurant. Currently, NBA is a wide group of business personalities from a range of disciplines who represent the interests of large/small businesses and the self-employed who are based in and around Newtonmore.

NBA role: Advocate, Collaborate, Promote & Enable

  • Represent the interests and needs of all small businesses and self-employed persons in Newtonmore and the surrounding area
  • Support, and work in partnership with other local organisations and community groups to further the aims of Newtonmore. NBA keen to support and assist anyone/group/organisation who are planning events in the village
  • Promote efforts made to bring people to visit or stay in the area and for all local businesses to benefit through increased trade

Meet most months except the busy summer months unless there are any events or projects to discuss.

2019/20 Resonsiblities:

  • Oversee newtonmore.com and social media (link to our facebook page)
  • Village directional signage
  • Newtonmore Art Project: partnership with NCWDT, NVCC, CNPA
  • Events Support
    • November and New Year Fireworks: assist Winter Lights Group
    • Annual Litter Picks: assist NCWDT and NVCC
    • Badenoch Festival: partnership with Badenoch Heritage (and others)
  • Monitor & Maintain promotion of: Heritage Trail and Newtonmore Paths with leaflets, racks and Noticeboards at Ralia, Post Office and Highland Folk Museum
  • Organise planting and maintain Main Street Barrels for Spring and Summer
  • Support print cost of wildcat experience booklet since the 4* rated Wildcat Centre also acts as a village Information Centre
  • Great Places Project: continue involvement and advocacy of village
  • Issues NBA review and consult: Rail timetable changes, Transient Visitor Levy/Tourist Tax, speed limits, Community e-bike

Our village is always welcoming, very community spirited and the Business Association would like to extend an invitation to visit and enjoy our fine facilities, savour our breathtaking landscape, wilderness and exceptional folklore.

NBA will continue to promote all aspects of the village to locals and visitors. We wish to strengthen the community spirit which most individuals admire, respect and wish to support and experience.

PLEASE CONNECT, SUPPORT & ENJOY NBA in the Future

Any questions or wish to join the Newtonmore Business Association please either come to one of our meetings or contact our Chairman, either by phone or e-mail.

Chair Amanda Frazer 01540 673762 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vice Chair Geoff Simpson 01540 670048 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Secretary Matthew Withey 07737 215396 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Treasurer Eric Dodd 01540 673794 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website Geoff Simpson 01540 670048 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Newtonmore Community Council

The Community Council is a voluntary organisation that acts as a voice for the local area. It expresses the views and concerns of local people on a wide range of issues. It meets regularly to discuss issues affecting the area, including planning and licensing applications. All meetings are held in public and residents are encouraged to attend.

The Community Council is governed by the scheme of establishment prescribed by Highland Council, which sets out how they should operate, including elections, membership rules and meeting arrangements. At present, there are five elected members out of a maximum of nine, and there is one co-opted member. Between elections, members may be co-opted. Under the terms set by Highland Council, elections will be held in November 2015 (and every four years thereafter) when any resident on the electoral register can stand for nomination.

If you are resident in the Newtonmore area and would like to help with community interests, come to the meetings, which are held in the Lesser Village Hall at 7.30 pm on the first Monday of every month, except for January, May and August. The Annual General Meeting is held at 7 pm on the first Monday in June each year, followed by the monthly meeting. Minutes and agendas of meetings are posted on the noticeboard beside the Post Office and are available a the Badenoch Library in Kingussie. The Community Council can be contacted by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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For local village walks you can download the Newtonmore Paths Leaflet