Aviemore Community

The Aviemore Community area extends from the Monadhliath Mountains in the west through the ancient Caledonian pine forest of Rothiemurchus to Glenmore and Cairngorm in the east. The bulk of the population is in Aviemore which has grown from a small railway junction to an internationally recognised ski resort which now also offers an increasingly large number and variety of indoor and outdoor sports and activities. With this diverse range of winter and summer activities, together with a year round programme of festivals and events, the area is open for 52 weeks of the year. There is a strong record of conservation in terms of the care for the countryside and indeed conservation is important in many of the businesses. There are two National Nature Reserves and much of the rest of the area has environmental designations.

For a community of around 3000 people, Aviemore Community and Vicinity punches well above its weight, attracting more than 1,000,000 visitors per year. Aviemore itself has come a long way since its early start as a railway junction in the 19th century and the redevelopment of the resort since the start of the Millennium, has seen both residential and visitor numbers rising strongly again with growth in both tourism and conservation activity. Aviemore and Vicinity plays a vital part in the Scottish tourist industry and is the economic driver for Cairngorms National Park. The area is easily accessible by air, rail and road, and, due to the wide choice of accommodation provision, plays host to an increasing number of international and high status conferences and events, throughout the year.

Community Council

The Aviemore and Vicinity Community Council extends from the Monadhliath Mountains in the west through the ancient Caledonian pine forest of Rothiemurchus to Glenmore and Cairngorm in the east.See more 

Community Centre

Aviemore Community Centre and Library opened in August 2012. This super building incorporates a hub of services in the one central location. Community Facilities include a library, fitness suite, meeting room, studio and 2 court sports hall and 3G synthetic pitch. See more 

Primary School

The new Aviemore Primary School has been built by Graham Construction and has been designed to a high sustainability standard and includes 10 primary classrooms, two general purpose classrooms, a resources area and wrap around childcare facilities and nursery unit. See more 

Aviemore Community Children's Group

The group aims to provide the community with the best in high quality care that is both flexible and affordable. See more 

Groups and Clubs

The following groups and clubs operate in the Aviemore area and welcome new members to join them. See more 

Speysound Radio

Since Speysound Radio started broadcasting in 1993, initially as Ski FM, we have shared air time with MFR based in Inverness. However, We have now been granted our very own Community Radio Licence by OFCOM, and now broadcast on 107.1FM as well as live on the internet. See more

Aviemore Olympians

A bronze monument to Badenoch and Strathspey’s Olympians was unveiled in 2007 by Sebastian Coe in Aviemore. The area has produced more Olympic athletes per head of population than anywhere else in the UK. See more

Local Government

The following members of local government can help you with concerns you may have in the local area.See more

Floral Fund

The Aviemore Floral Fund is raised for hanging baskets throughout the village in the summer time.See more