The village is a thriving community with a wide variety of clubs, societies and associations, catering for lots of hobbies and interests.
We have one of the strongest Shinty Clubs in Scotland, an excellent Golf Club, a thriving Drama Group and, Brownies. If bowls, gardening or floral art interest you, we have clubs for them too. We also have a Gaelic Playgroup, a Curling Club, a Junior Sevens Club and a Mother & Toddler Playgroup, to name but some. Contact details are laid out below.
BADENOCH & STRATHSPEY PIPE BAND: Our excellent local Pipe Band which plays regularly throughout the area. Contact: Pipe Major, Chris Thomson F Badenoch & Strathspey Pipe Band M m.me/badenochstrathspeypipeban
BOWLING CLUB. Situated overlooking the golf course, the Bowling Club is open all week, has Club competitions on Wednesday and Friday evenings and competes in the District League.. Season: 1st Saturday in May to the end of September. Contact: Liz MacPhail - 01540 673021.
FLORAL ART CLUB: Meets in the St Brides Church Hall every 2nd Wednesday of each month from Mar to Nov. Not Jul and Aug. 2 Day Summer Show in Village Hall in July and a 2 Day Christmas Show in Talla nan Ros, Kingussie on 1st weekend in Dec. Contact: Yolande Robertson – 07754 143603
GARDENING CLUB: The Badenoch Gardening Club is nearly 30 years old and is the only active gardening club in Badenoch and Strathspey.
NEWTONMORE & BADENOCH DRAMA GROUP: Is open to anyone 16 or up. They aim to run skill sessions throughout the year, aiming to create a few shows. Pantomime is their speciality, providing Christmas cheer to Newtonmore Village Hall.
TENNIS CLUB: The club is now into its second year and has already managed to attract over 100 members. It runs junior and adult social tennis evenings for members during the playing season and there are junior and adult coaching programmes on Friday afternoons. Information about open afternoons, tournaments, other tennis events, coaching and membership is available here (link web). The tennis club’s ambitious plans to resurface and floodlight its courts are progressing well. Visitors are most welcome to play on the tennis courts and should go to the nearby Balavil Hotel to pay the visitors’ fee and to gain the access code.