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Rothiemurchus Head Ranger puts out High Fire Risk signs

Keeping an eye out keeps fire out

Keeping an eye out keeps fire out NO FIRES (however small!) We have had an extraordinarily dry few weeks this Easter. Lack of rain, coupled with high temperatures and strong winds mean that we are only one misplaced BBQ, a casually tossed aside cigarette or one careless campfire away from a forest or moorland fire… Read more »

Highlands: Ospreys in flight over Rothiemurchus

You cannot help but be mesmerised to the skies during March to September. For many that is simply longing for the sun to break through the cloud but for others it is the chance of seeing the Ospreys pass above as they search from height for their next prey. The BBC series “Highlands: Scotland’s Wild… Read more »

Top 5 things to do in Aviemore in the snow

Top 5 things to do in Aviemore in the snow Whatever the weather there’s always something to do at Rothiemurchus, a year-round playground just 5 minutes from Aviemore we offer a variety of activities suitable for the whole family.  With winter fast approaching and snow on the forecast in the Cairngorms this weekend, now is… Read more »

Outlaw King: An ‘extra’ perspective

Pub landlord turned actor: Iain Wilkie’s story is one that wouldn’t be out of place on the big screen itself and it all started with a chance opportunity at Rothiemurchus last August. Recent Netflix release Outlaw King was being filmed in the area at the time, the big budget movie which tells the story of Robert the Bruce was shot in several locations across Scotland including Loch an Eilein.  Iain,… Read more »

Family biking at Rothiemurchus near Aviemore

October holiday activities in Aviemore

October holiday activities in Aviemore Set in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park just 5 minutes from Aviemore, Rothiemurchus is the ideal destination for a family holiday.  With a whole host of outdoor activities on offer, whether you are looking for an exhilarating experience or a relaxing family outing we offer something for everyone. … Read more »

A young girl holding a fish at Rothiemurchus Fishery

Spring at Rothiemurchus

Spring is a fantastic time to visit the Cairngorms, the days are getting longer and there’s new life and vibrant colours everywhere you look. We’ve also been blessed with some fantastic weather of late making for some great days out at Rothiemurchus. We’ve put together a round up of our favourite social media images from… Read more »

EGGcellent turnout on Easter Sunday!

EGGcellent turnout on Easter Sunday! As I write this from inside the Rangers’ Hut, with hail falling outside, it’s hard to believe that not 24 hours ago we were hunting for Easter Eggs in the warmth of the Spring sunshine at Loch an Eilein. Not that hail would stand in the way of children (or… Read more »

Happiness in the Highlands

Today is the international day of happiness and while there’s no quick fix for happiness there are certainly things we could all do to make our lives our lives a bit happier and as the saying goes “You may as well be happy while you’re living, because you’re a long time dead.” So with that in mind here’s… Read more »

Highland Cows on a Highland Estate

Want to know more about Highland Cows? Well, you’ve come to the right place! The Highland Cow, or ‘heilan coo’ as it is affectionately known is one of Scotland most iconic animals.  With its flowing red coat and long pointed horns, Highland Cattle have long been a part of everyday life at Rothiemurchus.  Highland cattle… Read more »

Highland Beef – from Estate to plate.

Most of you are possibly unaware, but at the minute there’s a storm raging in the farming press over the quality of beef. John Elliott is a farmer from the Borders who has built a reputation over the decades as Scotland’s top beef breeder and has been at the forefront of many new ideas and… Read more »