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Ruthven Barracks

Ruthven Barracks at Sunrise Jan 2019

Sunrise over the Ruins of the Ruthven Barracks on a beautiful January morning

Great place to visit just over the Spey from Kingussie.  The barracks you see were built in 1719 after the Jacobite rising in 1715, and then destroyed by the Jacobites after their defeat at Culloden.  The first castle that was built on this site in 1229,  it was used as a base by Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan, the youngest son of King Robert the second of Scotland.

The Ruthven Barracks are open all year and are free to visit.


Happy New Year

Last Catch of 2018 Willie Laird with a Pike

This is Willie Laird who grew up on Gaskbeg with a good catch on Hogmanay.  The pike is heading straight for the Highland Wildlife Park for Hamish’s tea!

If you like polar bears here is some great footage from Channel 4 of the lead up to Wee Hamish emerging last year

Wee Hamish


Also  just a wee bit down the road from the Wildlife park is Landmark Forest Adventure at Carrbridge they are offering to renew season tickets at last years price till the end of January! follow the link or phone 01479 841 613

Landmark ticket renewal

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