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".
If 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.
The 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...