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Aviemore
Population 2,397
OS grid reference NH898129
Council area Highland
Constituent country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PERTH
Postcode district PH22
Vehicle code SX-SY (Inverness)
Police Northern
Fire Highlands and Islands
Ambulance Scottish
European Parliament Scotland
List of places: UKScotland

Coordinates: 57°11′40″N 3°49′26″W / 57.1944, -3.8238 Image File history File links Size of this preview: 451 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1154 × 1535 pixel, file size: 661 KB, MIME type: image/png) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Red_pog2. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... For local government purposes, Scotland is divided into 32 areas designated as Council Areas of Scotland which are all governed by unitary authorities designated as Councils which have the option under the Local Government (Gaelic Names) (Scotland) Act 1997 (as chosen by Na h-Eileanan an Iar) of being known... Location Geography Area Ranked 1st  - Total 30,659 km²  - % Water  ? Admin HQ Inverness ISO 3166-2 GB-HLD ONS code 00QT Demographics Population Ranked 7th  - Total (2005) 213,590  - Density 8 / km² Politics The Highland Council http://www. ... Constituent countries is a phrase used, often by official institutions, in contexts in which a number of countries make up a larger entity or grouping, concerning these countries; thus the OECD has used the phrase in reference to the parts of former Yugoslavia[1]; the Soviet Union referring to the... This article is about the country. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The PH postcode area, also known as the Perth postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Aberfeldy, Acharacle, Arisaig, Auchterarder, Aviemore, Ballachulish, Blairgowrie, Boat of Garten, Carrbridge, Corrour, Crieff, Dalwhinnie, Dunkeld, Fort Augustus, Fort William, Glenfinnan, Grantown-on-Spey, Invergarry, Isle of Canna, Isle of Eigg, Isle... British car number plates are vehicle registration plates (more commonly known as number plates) which have existed in the United Kingdom since 1904. ... British car number plate identifiers are letters used to pinpoint where a car has been registered in Great Britain. ... Map showing the council areas of Scotland, with the ones in the police area highlighted. ... A Fire Appliance belonging to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service The fire service in the United Kingdom has undergone dramatic changes since the beginning of the 21st century, a process that has been propelled by a devolution of central government powers, new legislation and a change to operational... The Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service (previously Highland and Islands Fire Brigade) is the fire service for Northern Scotland, covering the council areas of Highland, Orkney, Shetland, and the Western Isles, and so covering a major part of the Highlands and Islands area. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Two Mercedes-Benz Sprinter-based ambulances of the Scottish Ambulance Service The Scottish Ambulance Service serves all of Scotland and is a special health board funded directly by the health department of the Scottish Executive. ... This is a list of Members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom in the 2004 to 2009 session, ordered by name. ... Scotland constitutes a single constituency of the European Parliament. ... List of burghs in Scotland List of cities in the United Kingdom Lists of places within Scottish regions List of places in Orkney List of places in Shetland List of places in the Borders region of Scotland List of places in the Central region of Scotland List of places in... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


Aviemore[1] (Scottish Gaelic: An Aghaidh Mhòr) is a tourist resort in the Highlands of Scotland. It is in the Badenoch and Strathspey committee area, within the Highland council area. Prior to 1890 it was in an exclave of the county of Moray and from 1890 to 1975 it was in the county of Inverness-shire, until the latter date being within the Civil Parish of Duthil and Rothiemurchus. Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. ... The ruins of Melrose Abbey, Scottish Borders Scotland is a well-developed tourist destination, with tourism generally being responsible for sustaining 200,000 jobs mainly in the service sector, with tourist spending averaging at £4bn per year [1]. Tourists from the United Kingdom make up the bulk of visitors to... Lowland-Highland divide Highland Sign with welcome in English and Gaelic The Scottish Highlands (A Ghàidhealtachd in Gaelic) include the rugged and mountainous regions of Scotland north and west of the Highland Boundary Fault. ... This article is about the country. ... Badenoch and Strathspey was created in 1975 as a one of the eight council disricts of the Highland local government region of Scotland. ... Many large local government councils in the United Kingdom have a system of area committees, with responsibility for services in a particular part of the area covered by the council. ... Location Geography Area Ranked 1st  - Total 30,659 km²  - % Water  ? Admin HQ Inverness ISO 3166-2 GB-HLD ONS code 00QT Demographics Population Ranked 7th  - Total (2005) 213,590  - Density 8 / km² Politics The Highland Council http://www. ... The 32 council areas of Scotland form the local government areas of Scotland, all of them unitary authorities. ... D is Bs exclave, but is not an enclave. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Moray, or the anglified Morayshire or Elginshire (Mhoireibh in Gaelic) was a county of Scotland, bordering the former Nairnshire to the west, Inverness-shire to the south, and Banffshire to the east. ... Inverness-shire (Siorrachd Inbhir Nis in Gaelic) is one of the traditional counties of Scotland. ...


The town is popular for skiing and other winter sports, and for hill-walking in the Cairngorm Mountains. Situated within the Cairngorms National Park, Aviemore is one of the largest towns in the park, with a population of 2,397 as of the last census in 2001. Cross-country skiing (skating style) in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. ... A winter sport is a sport commonly played during winter, usually a sport played on snow or ice. ... Hillwalking or fellwalking is the recreational practice of hiking in mountainous terrain. ... The Cairngorms: Ben Macdhui seen from Carn aMhaim The Cairngorms refers to a mountainous region in the Eastern Scottish Highlands. ... The Cairngorms National Park is a national park in North-eastern Scotland. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ...


It is the first skiing resort to be established in Scotland and is also notable for being near the freely grazing reindeer herd at Glen More, the only one in the United Kingdom. St. ... “Caribou” redirects here. ... The Great Glen (Scottish Gaelic: An Gleann Mòr), also known as Glen Albyn or Glen More is a series of valleys in Scotland running 100 kilometres from Inverness on the Moray Firth to Fort William at the head of Loch Linnhe. ...


The resort has variable quality of snow and weather conditions


The village was transformed in the 1960s by large developments for the tourist industry, and pavements which were designed by John Poulson, later to be the centre of a bribery scandal. However the lack of guaranteed snow meant that the anticipated boom for the centre was shortlived. This, coupled with the quickly-dated 1960s architecture, began losing Aviemore custom. In 2000 many of the original Poulson buildings, along with a Santa Claus theme park, a swimming pool and go-kart track were demolished as part of a promised £50 million overhaul. Although the visitor buildings were replaced many of the other leisure facilities, were not, leading to a further decline in tourism.[2] In 2006 a privately-led tourist organisation began a programme of attracting tourists to the area.[3] John Garlick Llewellyn Poulson (April 14, 1910 - January 31, 1993) was a British architect who caused a major political scandal when his use of bribery and connections to senior politicians were disclosed in 1972. ... Bribery is a crime implying a sum or gift given alters the behaviour of the person in ways not consistent with the duties of that person. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... A typical depiction of Santa Claus. ... A kart racer takes a turn on an indoor track Kart racing (as the word is so spelled by enthusiasts) or karting is a variant of open-wheeler motor sport with simple, small four-wheeled vehicles called karts, go-karts, or gearbox/shifter karts depending on the design. ...


Aviemore lies on the B9152 (the "old" A9 road since the main road from Inverness to Perth was rebuilt further west in the 1980s). Aviemore railway station is on the Highland Main Line and Aviemore is also the southern terminus of the Strathspey Railway, a heritage railway, currently being extended to Grantown-on-Spey. The A9 north of Brora The A9 is a major road running from the Falkirk area in the south of Scotland to Thurso in the far north, via Stirling, Bridge of Allan, Perth and Inverness. ... This article is about the city in Scotland. ... Perth (Scottish Gaelic: ) is a royal burgh in central Scotland. ... Aviemore railway station is a railway station serving Aviemore on the Highland Main Line between Perth and Inverness run by First ScotRail. ... The Highland Main Line is a railway line in Scotland. ... The Strathspey Railway operates a 10 mile (16 km) preserved railway from Aviemore to Broomhill via Boat of Garten, part of the former Highland Railway line which linked Aviemore with Forres. ... A scene on a heritage railway. ... Grantown-on-Spey is a small burgh in the Scottish Highlands founded in 1765, on the River Spey with a population of 3,409 [1]. It lies at the northern edge of the Cairngorm mountains, about twenty miles south east of Inverness. ...


See also

The famous Scottish Alpine skier Alain Baxter is from Aviemore. sport involving sliding down snow-covered hills with long, thin skis attached to each foot. ... Alain Baxter Alain Baxter (born 26 December 1973, Edinburgh) is a professional skier from Scotland. ...


Footnote

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey grid reference NH895123.
  2. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/725437.stm
  3. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/5314502.stm

Part of an Ordnance Survey map at 1 inch to the mile scale from 1945 Ordnance Survey (OS) is an executive agency of the United Kingdom government. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ...

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Aviemore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (277 words)
Situated within the Cairngorms National Park, Aviemore is one of the largest towns in the park, with a population of 2,397 as of the last census in 2001.
Aviemore lies on the B9152 (the "old" A9 road since the main road from Inverness to Perth was rebuilt further west in the 1980s).
Aviemore railway station is on the Highland Main Line and Aviemore is also the southern terminus of the Strathspey Railway, a heritage railway, currently being extended to Grantown-on-Spey.
Aviemore (561 words)
The slopes of Cairngorm, a 4,000 ft mountain seven miles to the east, were developed for skiing and Aviemore itself was virtually doubled in size as a new holiday centre took shape behind the village.
With the Cairngorms, Glenmore and Rothiemurchus close by, Aviemore is a base for a superb range of valley, forest, hill and mountain walks as well as bird watching, sailing, skiing, cycling and other outdoor pursuits.
The Aviemore Post-House Hotel, standing to the rear of the Aviemore centre, escaped the recent outbreak of demolition.
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