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Main Street, Newtonmore. In the distance are the Monadhliath mountains.
|Newtonmore shown within the Badenoch and Strathspey area|
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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 railway station is managed by Abellio ScotRail and is on the Highland Main Line. Newtonmore has been bypassed by the A9 since 1979.
- 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 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 could soon add Newtonmore to a Long Distance Route and it will become the new end to this trail.
- Golf - 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 and with clubs from Perthshire and Aberdeenshire.
- Mountain Biking - Lots of trails in the local forests and tracks on the surrounding hills.
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 is the site of the Highland Folk Museum.
Notable people from Newtonmore
- George MacPherson, 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 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
- Battle of Invernahavon - 14th century battle southwest of Newtonmore, in which the Chattan Confederation defeated Clan Cameron
- Newtonmore Community Website
- Laggan Wolftrax MTB trails
- Highland Folk Museum
- Cairngorms Park Info and Accommodation site
- VisitAviemore: Newtonmore Accommodation and Things To Do
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