Community Contacts

Personal banking services for current accounts are available (95% of Banks, Building Societies – 27 listed). The Mobile Royal Bank of Scotland van visits the village on Wednesdays 15.05 to 15.25, parking in the Car Park opposite the Balavil Hotel, and a Mobile Bank of Scotland van on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.30-12.15 and 13.00-14.45, in front of the Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie. There are ATMs at the Village Hall, in the Co-operative store and at the petrol station.

NBA promote all aspects of the village to locals and visitors. Meet most months except the busy summer months unless there are any events or projects to discuss.

Advocate, Collaborate, Promote & Enable

Ø Represent the interests and needs of all businesses and self-employed members in Newtonmore and the surrounding area

Ø Support, and work in partnership with other local organisations and community groups to further the aims of Newtonmore.

Ø Promote efforts made to bring people to visit or stay in the area and for all local businesses to benefit through increased trade

The nearest Chemist is The Strathspey Pharmacy, Main Street, Newtonmore. 01540 673169.

Gillian Alexander T 01479 841224
Anne Howe Podiatry a the Aviemore Medical Centre T 01479 8111730
NHS Highland in Aviemore and Grantown on Spey T 01463 723250

Church of Scotland – St Brides Parish Church, services at 11.30 am on Sundays. Minister Rev Catherine Buchan.

Meets in the Lesser Village Hall on the first Monday of every month except January, May and August. Chairman: Rob Ritchie – 01540 673936. Secretary: Graham Fraser – or 01540 673015.

The ‘Where 2 Today’ project operates Community Transport throughout Badenoch and Strathspey. Door-to-door transport is available for people by means of a car scheme; using volunteer drivers in their own cars, 2 x 13 Seat (including driver) Wheelchair Accessible Minibuses and 1 Wheelchair Accessible Berlingo. Group hire of vehicles is also available evenings and weekends. One 13 seat accessible minibus operates 5 days per week on registered routes. On Mondays and Fridays it travels locally within Aviemore but also covers Carrbridge, Boat of Garten, Rothiemurchus, Glenmore and Cairngorm. On Tuesdays and Thursdays between Aviemore and Laggan, through Newtonmore, Kingussie and Kincraig, and on Wednesdays between Aviemore and Grantown-on-Spey through Kinveachy, Boat of Garten and Nethybridge. People holding a National Concessionary entitlement card, or ‘Plus One’ are able to travel free. The Charity also loans both self-propelled and attendant wheelchairs.

The nearest Dentists are Kingussie and Aviemore.

· Inspire Dental, Gynack Street, Kingussie PH21 1EL T 01540 661280 W

· Aviemore Dental Practice, Craig-Na-Gower Ave, Aviemore PH22 1RW T 01479 810301 W

The nearest local surgery is in Kingussie – Kingussie Medical Practice, Ardvonie Park, Kingussie PH22 1ET T 01540 61233 W

Aviemore Medical Practice, Muirton PH22 1SY T 01479 810258 W

All emergencies out of hours will be handled by NHS24 T 111

The Post Office closes at 12.30 on Wednesdays and at 1.00 pm on Saturdays.

The four local councillors for this ward represent all of the people across all of the area and are (in alphabetic order) John Bruce – Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party (07787 261303), Muriel Cockburn – SNP (07787 153971), Pippa Hadley – Scottish Greens (07787 105714) and Bill Lobban – Independent Party (07557 566546).

The nearest Accident & Emergency Unit is at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness IV2 3UJ T 01463 704000 W

Community St Vincent’s Hospital, Gynack Road, Kingussie PH21 1EX T 01540 66121

These are available from the Co-op.

The elected member of the Westminster Parliament is Drew Hendry MP. Tel: 020 7219 6118. email:

The elected Member of the Scottish Parliament for this constituency is Kate Forbes MSP. Constituency Office – 01349 863 888. Parliament Office – 0131 348 6959. W

The local weekly newspaper, The Strathspey & Badenoch Herald (The Strathy) is published every Thursday, with copies available from the Co-op, Post Office and the Garage. Daily and Weekend papers and other periodicals are also available.

Explore Newtonmore with the Wildcat Experience, the Treasure Hunt with a difference and enjoy the Wildcat Trail, spectacular orbital countryside walk. The Wildcat Centre PH20 1DD offers local visitor information, maps, guides and souvenirs including your Wildcat Trail brochure and Wildcat Experience Trackpacks. Contact: T 01540673131 W

The nearest opticians are: Aviemore Opticians 01479 812777. Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.00pm.

The nearest Police Station is in Aviemore, 96B Grampian Road PH22 1RH. T 101 or Police Scotland 01786 289070 or in an emergency 999

The schedules for refuse bin collection and re-cycling bin collection are available from the Council Service Point T 01540 664502. There is a recycling point for glass and clothing at the Industrial Site. Other materials for re-cycling are handled at the recycling centre, Market Lane, Kingussie – open Saturday, 9.00am to 3.00pm. For other and larger items, the local Landfill Site is at Granish just north of Aviemore.

Newtonmore Primary School, Main Street PH20 1DN Head Teacher Sarah Fraser T 01540 673252 E

Kingussie High School, Ruthven Road PH21 1ES Head Teacher I Adamson T 01540 661475 E

Strathspey Vets – main surgery in Grantown T 01479 872252 E W Surgeries are also held in Aviemore PH22 1UQ: Mon-Sat various hours.

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