Don’t miss our local event highlights this year which include the annual Wildlife Book Festival in April, the Speyside Whisky Festival and Cairngorms Nature BIG weekend in May, the Grantown Show, Grantown Games and Thunder in the Glen in August, Motormania in September, the Wee Crime Festival in November and the fantastic Christmas parade with Santa and his reindeer and the Hogmanay celebrations in December. You can find out more in our Things to do section.
Looking for something to do in the Cairngorms National Park? Don’t miss out on the Grantown Highland Games on Sunday 26th August – there’ll be highland dancing, bagpipes and bands plus all the traditional Highland Games – including my personal favourite – the tug of war!
Don’t miss the Grantown-on-Spey highland games on Sunday 28th August. A great day out for all the family with family races, highland dancing, all the traditional heavy events including tossing the caber and my personal favourite tug o war, as well as the rousing mass pipe bands. Check our things to do page for more information.
2015 is a very special year for Grantown-on-Spey as it celebrates it’s 250th Birthday with lots of special events taking place from 21st – 28th June – you can find out all the details at www.grantown250.org
The ski-season is well underway and Cairngorm Mountain has invested in new facilities at the base station for all visitors to enjoy. Highland Wildlife Park is also getting ready for its female polar bear to arrive … who knows we could have a little one later this year!
Spring brings the Speyside Whisky Festival 30 April – 4 May followed by the Cairngorms Nature Festival on 16 & 17 May – well worth keeping on eye on what is planned as details become available on www.cairngorms.co.uk
Plus there are the regular favourites – the Grantown Show and Games in August, Thunder in the Glen in August and all the wonderful walks, wildlife and cycling that is available all year round ! We also have a new addition to the Town – an Art Gallery and Coffee Shop just 5 minutes walk from Ardconnel House – check out their reviews on Tripadvisor.
We hope to see you in the Highlands this year – do come and visit us if you can.
The Grantown on Spey Highland Games take place on the second Thursday in August 2013