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 eateries, 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 .
18-19th April 2015 This month as part of Kingussie's Heritage Festival and in association with the University of the Highlands and Islands there was a major weekend event marking the 250th anniverary of "The Works of Ossian, son of Fingal" published by local man James MacPherson. The fact that MacPherson's work has been largely forgotten in Scotland is ironic as he remains well-known overseas. Something the Heritage Festival is keen to put to rights.
27 November 2014: Kingussie has been selected by Cycling Scotland as one of four communities across Scotland to develop a new Cycle Friendly Community. As a result Kingussie Community Development Company (KCDC) will have access to funding in order to pilot additional cycling initiatives in Kingussie and extending to the wider Badenoch area including Newtonmore, Laggan and Kincraig.