Clubs & Associations

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

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.

CROILEAGAN BHAIDEANACH – NEWTONMORE PARENT, BABY & TODDLER GROUP: A playgroup which encourages the use of the Gaelic language. Meets in the Village Hall the mornings during term time. Contact: T 07479 533969 E 

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.

GOLF CLUB: A delightful 18 hole course, set beside the River Spey. Open all year. Visitors and parties welcome. Contact: Heather Bruce, Secretary T 01540 673878 E

INDOOR BOWLING CLUB: Meets in the Village Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays, both afternoon (1.45 for 2pm) and evening (6.45 for 7pm) from the start of October to April. NEW MEMBERS AND VISITORS WELCOME Contact: Chris Houghton T 07732 938217 E

NEWTONMORE CAMANACHD CLUB: Shinty is Scotland’s indigenous sport and Newtonmore is one of the most famous clubs. The clubhouse & playing fields at the Eilan, south end of village, are home to this successful club. Two teams play in the National Leagues and 3 other teams cater for all ages from primary school upwards. Contact: Stephen Gillligan – T 07500 926057 E 

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.

NEWTONMORE HIGHLAND GAMES COMMITTEE: Our annual traditional Highland Games are held on the Eilan, at the south end of the village, on the 1st Saturday in August. The Games coincide with the Clan MacPherson Rally and another special feature is the Hill Race up Creag Dhubh. Contact: Tom Robertson T 01540 673348 or E

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.

VILLAGE HALL: The Village Hall has two sections in the same building – the Main Hall and, to the rear, the Lesser Hall. The hall is host to many activities and provides lets for indoor bowling, playgroup, drama group, dances, sales of work and many other events. Contact: Barbara Cross T 01540 673301 E