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.


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.


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.




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