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 year’s big cycling event on 5th June was another great success and with the weather playing its part a grand time was had by one and all. Although now in its 24th year, this was also something of a new start for the Kingussie Bikeathon with new charity sponsor Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland. But Paul Corrigan and the CHSS team did a fine job getting over 300 riders off and underway from the start at the High School. Not to mention all the organisation, stewarding and congratulating the riders with medals at the finish line.
As we've all seen, the Kingussie High Street is undergoing somewhat of a revival at the moment creating a new buzz around the town.
Last week has seen the launch of the Cafe Bistro formerly the Teapots cafe and after a full renovation it has been going down very well with discerning diners.
Last month Glen, Scott, Evan and Rory held the public opening of their new Toncam Flooring and Interiors at number 25 on the High Street. The shop looks great and is open for a browse or by appointment.
2016 marks the 125th anniversary of founding of Kingussie Golf Club, and will be recognised by a series of special events throughout the season and will be the focus of the Festival of Golf ( July 3rd-8th ).