Welcome to Kingussie, the capital of Badenoch in the Scottish Highlands. It’s a small, lively town right beside the famous river Spey in the midst of the glorious Cairngorms National Park and almost exactly in the centre of Scotland!
Surrounded by stunning landscape where sports of every kind can be enjoyed from cycling to skiing, golf and fishing to watersports, walking and much more, Kingussie is a paradise for outdoor activities and for those who appreciate invigorating Highland air, dramatic scenery and Highland hospitality.
Visitors can enjoy award-winning restaurants, live music, festivals every month, speciality shops and a wide range of excellent hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation. Travelling here couldn’t be easier – either by car on the A9, by national rail and bus services or even using cycle routes .
This Christmas Kingussie is hosting all the traditional events.
The Christmas Funday takes place on Sunday the 4th December when many shops will be open and offering hot drinks or mulled wine. There is a Santa's Grotto, a Junior mini Grand Prix and street stalls. The Iona Gallery will have an Art & Craft Market and there'll be a Floral Art exhibition in Talla nan ros. At 16:30 the Strathspey & Badenoch Pipe Band will march past and the town Christmas tree will be lit.
Kingussie Camanachd Club has announced its plans for a major upgrade to The Dell.
The club has plans to take the venue to a new standard to host national finals and provide a major improvement for players, visitors and home supporters.
The plans include: A 100 Seater Grandstand to be located on the home side Team rooms to replace the dugouts on each side Tarmac upgrade work to the road and car park Installation of mains electricity for the café and scoreboard.
The Kingussie Courthouse building has now reopened to the public after a multi-million pound refurbishment. The building occupies a central location in the town and with its new public benches and information boards is a major boost to Kingussie High street. The Courthouse is now in use by the Highland Council and is open to the public for Planning and Building Standards as well as the local Council Service Point. Opening hours are Monday-Friday 9.00–12.30 and 13.30–15.00
This year the Christmas Eve festivities will be at The Duke of Gordon. Starting at 7pm with mulled wine, mince pies and shortbread. Music, Carol singing and fun. Santa will arrive in his sleigh, pulled by Reindeer at about 7.30 pm