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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WILDLIFE , FLOWERS AND TREES 

The Cairngorms National Park  has  a wide variety of different habitats and is home to a tremendously diverse range of creatures.

Red Squirrel, Newtonmore In and around Newtonmore itself  you have a chance of seeing Red Squirrels,  Buzzards,  Curlews,  Hedgehogs,  Heron, Oystercatchers. Ducks, Wild Geese, Swans  and Mountain Hare.

Roe deer can sometimes be seen on wooded sections of the Wildcat Trail. 

Gardens in the village offer homes to greenfinches as well as  chaffinches, coal tits & siskins, blackbirds, robins &  thrushes along with the occasional pheasant! .  

Frogspawn thrives in the local burns and lochans.    

The Scottish Wildcat is native to this area,  but your chances of seeing one in the wild are very slim ;  there are only @ 400 pure bred animals left in the wild in the whole of Scotland and they keep away from humans! 

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Newtonmore is also  known  for its water meadows beside the River   Spey with some orchids rarely found elsewhere.   On a walk in summer you might  see nearly 30 different varieties of wildflower.    

At the time of the millennium, the Newtonmore Community  Woodland & Development Trust planted 23,000 native trees round the village then linked the plantations with a 10km orbital path, The Wildcat Trail.   Amongst the varieties planted are Scots Pine, Oak, Hazel, Ash, Aspen, Birch, Beech, Willow, Goat Willow, Holly and  Rowan.  

Further afield, within the National Park you may see peregrine falcons, ospreys. or golden eagles, ptarmigan, black grouse, capercaille and red deer.   See the Cairngorms National Park website for details and wildlife activities. 



Newtonmore is at the very heart of the Scottish Highlands and is consequently easy to reach from all directions.  

The village lies a mile and a half off the A9, the main artery road to the North of Scotland,  14 miles south of Aviemore. It is an hour's journey from Inverness and Fort William,  two - three hours from Glasgow or Edinburgh,  and 2 hours from Aberdeen.  

Newtonmore is on the main railway line to the North.   The night sleeper to London stops here by arrangement and there are regular services through the day.  

Scottish Citylink Coach services from Glasgow and Edinburgh to Inverness also stop in Newtonmore every two hours through the day.  

Flying into Scotland,  you can be in Newtonmore in a couple of hours in a hire car  from any of the main airports.  

You will find driving in and around Newtonmore a pleasure,  Outside the peak times of late July and Autust, you'll find miles and miles of road almost to yourself.  

Train timetables

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Bus timetables nationalexpress citylink
Air carriers loganair easyjet
  britishairways
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www.invernessairport.com

www.edinburghairport.com

www.glasgowairport.com

For your day to day provisions and newspapers while in Newtonmore, there is  a well-stocked Co-op and a Spar mini-market within the petrol station. 

The Post Office, open from 9am - 1pm and 2pm - 5.30pm Monday-Friday and 9am - 12.30pm on Saturdays,  has  banking facilities, and sells stationery,  pet supplies & wild bird food.

There are cash machines beside the Village Hall and at the petrol station.  

The  Esso petrol station is open from 8am to 10am seven days a week and includes a car wash facility.   The Spar mini-market sells many basic items, as well as some wine.

A Hairdresser, Osteopath specialist cake decorator and a therapist are all available  within the village.  

Spey Repairs sells jewellery and items for dolls house enthusiasts.  

The Newtonmore Craft Centre, open Monday - Saturday 9am = 5pm,  offers jewellery and other gifts as well as a range of work by local artists, displayed in The Garden Cafe.  

Main's Electrical sells everything from light bulbs to giant fridges and also houses a bicycle repair shop!  

Last but not least the Blythswood Charity shop, open 10am - 4pm Monday - Saturday,  offers a fascinating range of items at a very reasonable price.  

 

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In and around Newtonmore, there is so much to see and visit during your time here with us. This section of our site gives you an introduction to the many & varied attractions in the area.

Whatever your interests, whatever your passions, whatever your age and ability, there'll be something nearby to interest, challenge and amaze you or simply to make you smile.

Have fun.

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Ruthven Barracks

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Riding/Pony Trekking

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What to do in Newtonmore

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For local village walks you can download the Newtonmore Paths Leaflet