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Newtonmore
Newtonmore
(Scottish Gaelic: Baile Ùr an t-Slèibh pronounced [ˈb̊alɪ uːr ən tlɛː] ) is a village in the Highland council area of Scotland. It has a population of about 1650. The village is only a few miles from a location that is claimed to be the exact geographical centre of Scotland. Newtonmore
Newtonmore
railway station is managed by Abellio ScotRail
Abellio ScotRail
and is on the Highland Main Line. Newtonmore
Newtonmore
has been bypassed by the A9 since 1979.

Contents

1 Activities 2 Tourism 3 Notable people from Newtonmore 4 See also 5 External links

Activities[edit]

Shinty
Shinty
- The town is renowned for having a shinty team, Newtonmore Camanachd Club, which plays at The Eilan next to the River Calder. Walking - Newtonmore
Newtonmore
calls itself the "Walking Centre of Scotland", referring both to its geographical location and to the great walking opportunities locally, like the Wildcat Trail. An extension to the Speyside Way
Speyside Way
could soon add Newtonmore
Newtonmore
to a Long Distance Route
Long Distance Route
and it will become the new end to this trail. Golf - Newtonmore
Newtonmore
has a golf course on the banks of the Spey. Bowling - The club is open to visitors. It has regular competitions with other clubs in Badenoch and Strathspey
Badenoch and Strathspey
and with clubs from Perthshire and Aberdeenshire. Mountain Biking - Lots of trails in the local forests and tracks on the surrounding hills. Fishing Shooting

Tourism[edit]

The historic Newtonmore
Newtonmore
curling rink, now part of the Highland Folk Museum

The village is home to The Wildcat Experience - a visitor attraction specially aimed at families with children. The attraction is based on a community arts project - everyone in the village had the chance to be involved. Newtonmore
Newtonmore
is the site of the Highland Folk Museum. Newtonmore
Newtonmore
was one of the locations used in the filming of Monarch of the Glen and is in Monarch Country. Notable people from Newtonmore[edit]

George MacPherson, Scotland
Scotland
national rugby union team Jimmy Bain, bassist for Rainbow and Dio Sir Tommy Macpherson, much-decorated former World War II Army officer and successful businessman. David "Tarzan" Ritchie, 12 Time Camanachd Cup Winner Norman MacArthur, ex-shinty player Danny MacRae, captain of Newtonmore
Newtonmore
Camanachd Dr John Cattanach, the only shinty player inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame Cameron McNeish, author, broadcaster - influential in the preservation of the countryside

See also[edit]

Battle of Invernahavon
Battle of Invernahavon
- 14th century battle southwest of Newtonmore, in which the Chattan Confederation
Chattan Confederation
defeated Clan Cameron

External links[edit]

Newtonmore
Newtonmore
Community Website Laggan Wolftrax MTB trails Highland Folk Museum Cairngorms Park Info and Accommodation site VisitAviemore: Newtonmore
Newtonmore
Accommodation and Things To Do

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