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 and film screenings most weeks, 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 .
Kingussie won the Camanachd Cup in Inverness on Saturday 13th September when they defeated Glenurquhart 4-0 to spark celebrations which would run for three days and nights! Two goals each from Savio Genini and Ronald Ross were enough to seal victory at Bught Park in Inverness in front of a 5000 strong crowd. This is the first time in 8 years that the famous old trophy has come back to Kingussie and the 23rd time since 1896.
The citizens and cyclists of Kingussie refused to let storm clouds dampen their mood over the weekend.
800 or so intrepid souls braved the rain and came along for a great free day out at the second Bikefest Scotland on Saturday, a pre-cursor to the 22nd annual Scottish Bikeathon which takes place every year on Fathers’ Day.
Kingussie hosted its second Heritage Festival with a much enhanced programme of events. Friday dawned wet and windy, however 10 hardy souls followed Dr Simon Green from RCAHMS on a very interesting and informative Architectural Trail round Kingussie.