Aviemore, pronounced ‘An Aghaidh Mhor’ in the local Scottish Gaelic dialect, is nestled in the Cairngorms Mountain Range that can be found within the picturesque Cairngorms National Park. Its population of 2 397 makes it the largest town within a national park. Aviemore became famous in the early 1970s as the first established ski resort in the whole United Kingdom. Today visitors continue ...
One of the more popular attractions in Scotland is the Cairngorm Mountain Railway that is located near Aviemore and south of Glenmore Forest Park. The railway runs for two kilometers up the slopes of the Cairngorm Mountains and for this reason it is the United Kingdom's highest railway. Skiers often make use of this service that takes them to the Ptarmigan station. This ...
The Scottish Highlands are situated to the north and west of the Highland Boundary Fault and are very mountainous. For over a hundred years the Scottish Highlands has been the Gaelic speaking area of Scotland, although Highland English is also spoken here. The city of Inverness is generally regarded to be the capital of the Highlands.