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Main Street, Newtonmore. In the distance are the Monadhliath mountains.
|OS grid reference|
|• Edinburgh||85 mi (137 km)|
|• London||416 mi (669 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Newtonmore (Scottish Gaelic: Baile Ùr an t-Sléibh [ˈpˠalʲ uːɾˠ ən̪ˠ ˈt̪ʰlʲeːv]) is a village in the Highland council area of Scotland. The village is only a few miles from a location that is claimed to be the exact geographical centre of Scotland.
- 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 - Manytrails in the local forests and tracks on the surrounding hills.
- Fishing - Both the Rivers Spey and Calder run through Newtonmore making it a popular spot.
- Outdoor Activities - being situated almost in the centre of Scotland, and so close to Aviemore & Cairngorm Mountain makes Newtonmore extremely popular for Outdoor Activities. With local providers offering things like canyoning, white water rafting, rock climbing & abseiling.
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.
The town has been bypassed by the A9 since 1979.
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
- VisitScotland: Newtonmore village information
- Active Outdoor Pursuits - a local Outdoor Activity Provider
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