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.
3 Notable people from Newtonmore
4 See also
5 External links
Shinty - The town is renowned for having a shinty team, Newtonmore
Camanachd Club, which plays at
The Eilan next to the River Calder.
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
Long Distance Route and it
will become the new end to this trail.
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.
Newtonmore curling rink, now part of the Highland Folk
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
Newtonmore is the site of the Highland Folk Museum.
Newtonmore was one of the locations used in the filming of Monarch of
the Glen and is in Monarch Country.
Notable people from Newtonmore
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
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
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
Newtonmore Accommodation and Things To Do
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