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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

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.

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In this section of our website, our aim is to give you a concise overview of the numerous outdoor activities that you can take part in during your stay with us.

Within easy reach of the village, there is a huge range of outdoor and indoor activities, to suit all tastes. Active or gentle, physical or cerebral, there's something round here for everyone.

Enjoy yourself and be safe!!






Highland Games


Local Walks




Horse riding

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ShintyWatching a game of the Highland sport of shinty is an exciting experience and if you are visiting between March and September you will see matches advertsied locally. It is a game deeply rooted in history and is still a thriving sport today with 54 teams competing regularly throughout the country.

However it is the two villages of Newtonnmore and Kingussie that are perhaps the names most associated with success.

Newtonmore hold the record of winning the Camanachd Cup [The Scottish Cup] 30 times since their foundation in the 1890s and until the 1980s were without doubt the most successful team in shinty. Then for over twenty years Kingussie enjoyed fantastic success even getting an entry in the Guiness Book of Records.

However in sport the pendulum has swung back and Newtonmore have been the Premier Division Champions since 2010 and are enjoying a new era of success.

As you can imagine the rivalry between the two villages is intense. If you are lucky enough to see the local derby being played, you will sense that for yourself.


Bowls content coming soon


Local museums

Highland_Folk_Museum_2_-_BlackhouseIn Newtonmore we are blessed with two fabulous Museums, both of which help to give you an interesting insight into the History of this amazing area and its people.

The Highland Folk Museum brings to life the domestic and working conditions of earlier Highland peoples. Visit this living history Museum and you’ll learn how our Scottish Highland ancestors lived, how they built their homes, how they tilled the soil and how they dressed, all in a friendly and welcoming environment.

An award winning visitor attraction, the Museum not only encapsulates human endeavour and development in Highland life from the 1700s to the present day, but offers an opportunity to explore a beautiful natural setting, home to red squirrels and tree creepers. A great day out for everyone!

The village is situated at the heart of Clan Macpherson lands and is proud to be home to the excellent Clan Macpherson Museum.

Situated at the south end of the village, it has on display many fascinating relics of the history of the Clan. The museum and its staff provide a wealth of information for visitors interested in the history of Clan Macpherson or the Highlands in general. There is no admission charge but donations are of course welcome and a good range of quality Macpherson related souvenirs are available for sale in the Museum Shop.

Local walks in Newtonmore

Local Walks

There are several routes you can walk in and around Newtonmore.

A detailed description of these routes can be found in the fully illustrated Wildcat Trail Brochure, available from the community-run Wildcat Centre on the Main Street or from the Post Office if the Centre is closed.

For other local village walks you can also download the Newtonmore Paths Leaflet here...

For most of the walks, full route desciptions and maps can be found on the walkhighlands website.

Riding/Pony Trekking

Coming_DownLocally there are facilities for riders of all standards, from pony trekking for the relative novice to more challenging adventures for the more experienced rider. You can even try your hand at Carriage Driving too, something you don’t often find.

Highland Horse Fun is very close at hand and offers a wide range of rides and course for all ages and abilities.

Just down the road, Haflinger Ponies & Treks, based at Wolftrax, specialise in quiet trekking through local pine woods, birch trees and across heather moorland. 




Newtonmore Heritage Trail


"Its climate, the natural beauties of its surroundings, the facilities for motoring, golf and walking which it affords, all combine to make Newtonmore one of the most desirable of health resorts."

This description of Newtonmore's attractions in 1929 is just as relevant today. Newtonmore is a traditional Highland village with much to offer visitors. The heritage trail has been set up to tell you something about the history of the village. Newtonmore has been a popular holiday resort since the 1880s and used to be known as "the gem of Highland health resorts".

plaquesmallIf you are visiting Newtonmore, you can pick up a trail leaflet from local shops, cafes and accommodation providers and enjoy a stroll through the village. You will find 13 information plaques along the trail and a PDF of the leaflet is available here.

NB: inclusion in the trail is not an invitation into the property. Please remember that some of the sites are on private land and we ask that you respect all property owners' privacy.



cnpanbalogoblackThe trail has been written and produced by volunteers of the Newtonmore community with the financial and practical support of the Cairngorms National Park Authority and Newtonmore Business Association.

If you have any further information on any of the places mentioned, we would be glad to hear from you.


Thanks to all the local residents who contributed their expertise, photographs and memories. Thanks also to the Highland Folk Museum, the Clan Macpherson Museum, the Strathspey and Badenoch Herald, Ross Noble, Pete Moore and George Dixon for their assistance.

Images have been supplied by Am Baile/ High Life Highland, the Highland Folk Museum, the Clan Macpherson Museum, St. Bride's Church, Jacquie Barbour, Lynda Dodd, Sandy Macdonald, Kathryn and Pete Main, Pete Moore, Nigel Nicol and Rob Ritchie.

See the photographs from the Launch event here...




What to do in Newtonmore

activitiesLots to do and see! Find out more information about what Newtonmore has to offer. Go...

For local village walks you can download the Newtonmore Paths Leaflet