Cairngorms National Park

Cairngorms National Park

Cairngorms park 'defaced' by wind farms outside its boundaries

THE sense of wilderness in Scotland's largest national park is being harmed by a growing number of wind turbines nearby, planners have warned.

Cairngorms - UK's biggest national park - gets bigger

THE UK's biggest national park grew just a little bigger yesterday with an extra 282 square miles and hundreds more people now included within the boundaries.

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Cairngorms housing plan will create 'enclave for the rich'

SCOTLAND's biggest national park risks creating more enclaves of second homes for rich people while failing to address the need for affordable housing, it is being claimed.

All change for the summit, as Cairn Gorm passengers allowed to top

PASSENGERS on Britain's highest mountain railway are to be allowed direct access to the summit of Cairn Gorm for the first time since the Cairngorm funicular railway was opened ten years ago.

Cairngorm's paths to get £720,000 repair boost

NEARLY 60 miles of eroded mountain paths in the Cairngorms will be repaired with the help of a £720,000 lottery windfall announced today.

'Village in a forest' to plant High Street life within Cairngorms National Park

THE guardians of Scotland's largest national park have approved a controversial plan to build up to 1,500 houses in a new "village in a forest".

Lochside voted best picnic spot

A SCENIC area in the Cairngorms National Park has been named Britain's best picnic spot.

It's summer, it's June, but the Scottish snow season goes on

THE May bank holiday. The day before the start of June. As in other parts of Scotland, the sunkissed streets of Aviemore are full of people in shorts and T-shirts basking in temperatures in the mid 60s F. Less than ten miles away, kids are sledging and enjoying snowball fights while brightly-coloured skiers and snowboarders are sprinkled over the white covered slopes of Cairn Gorm.

National park scales down house plans in line with need

SCOTLAND'S largest national park has reduced the number of houses it plans for the scenic area after being criticised for over- estimating future need.

Glider pilot survives after plunging into mountain 2,000ft up

A GLIDER pilot had to be airlifted to hospital after crashing into a mountain in the Cairngorms.

Snow sports set to last right through May

AFTER the best season for more than 15 years, the Cairngorm ski centre plans to continue weekend snow sports for the rest of this month.

Disputed homes plan is passed

PLANS to build up to 300 new houses in the Cairngorms National Park were approved yesterday despite local objections.

Squirrel's eye views for visitors to trails

A NEW adventure playground opening in Aviemore next week will give a squirrel's eye view of the Cairngorms National Park.

Cheers to the 100,000th skier

THE CairnGorm Mountain resort has welcomed its 100,000th skier of a record-breaking year.

Tiny bee could undermine 200 houses

A RARE bee could help thwart plans to build nearly 200 homes in part of the Cairngorms National Park.

Quango doled out millions of taxpayers' cash without proper checks

A PUBLIC agency was determined to push through the controversial Cairngorm funicular project at any cost and without properly regarding the risk to the public purse, according to MSPs.

Scotland's ski resorts prospering as snow shows no signs of letting up

SCOTLAND'S ski centres said today they had enjoyed the best start to the season in decades thanks to the continued cold snap.

Tourism success story on land and sea

SPEYSIDE Wildlife, based near Aviemore, runs bird, whale and mammal watching holidays in Scotland and other parts of the world, as well as mammal watching hides in the Cairngorms National Park.

Cairngorm community drives into future with electric car

THE future arrived in Scotland yesterday with the first electric car to be used by a rural community in Scotland.

Adventure travel chiefs head for the Cairngorms

TOURIST chiefs at Aviemore are celebrating the news yesterday that the resort will host a major international conference next year.

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