Badenoch the Storylands

Badenoch Heritage Festival

18th-25th September 2022

The Badenoch Heritage Festival has been developed with local people showcasing the very best that local heritage has to offer in Dalwhinnie, Kincraig, Kingussie, Laggan and Newtonmore.

The Festival follows on from a busy week in Badenoch which culminates in the Camanachd Cup final at The Dell on Saturday 17 September. The programme, with over 20 events, celebrates Badenoch’s unique connections to landscape, highland community and the deep roots of storytelling, especially in this the Year of Scotland’s Stories. You can enjoy traditional music, living history, walks, talks and storytelling experiences.


Festival Highlights

Tuesday 20th September – The Story of Force K6
Village Hall, Newtonmore
1930 – 2145

The story of Force K6 will be told in a multi-media performance with storytelling, images, music and poetry.
This is part of the Storylands Sessions and is produced in partnership with Colourful Heritage, with financial support from Creative Scotland and the Cairngorms National Park. The event will be led by Merryn Glover.


Friday 23rd September – Trips Glenfeshie/Tromie/Gaick
Meet at Spey Street car park, Kingussie
1000 – 1500

This trip will visit three parts of Wildland’s estates to see the impact that re-wilding is having on the landscape and wildlife over time.

Glen Feshie

Saturday 24th September – Milton of Banchor Walk
Glen Banchor, Newtonmore
1430 – 1630

An afternoon walk to the site of a former hut circle and mill by the River Calder, led by Eve Boyle (HES).

Glen Banchor

Saturday 24th September – Mystic Tales and Treasures of Ossian
Clan Macpherson Museum, Newtonmore
1000 – 1200

This interactive storytelling and object handling session offers children the chance to explore replica and original artefacts from Scottish folklore. It will be led by artist and author Eileen Budd.


Sunday 25th September – End of Festival Celebration
Ruthven Barracks, Kingussie
1530 – 1630

Come and celebrate the end of this year’s Badenoch Heritage Festival with a quiz and cake, in Badenoch’s most iconic building…. Ruthven Barracks!

Ruthven Barracks by Steve Neal

These are just a selection of many events which are happening throughout the festival. We hope you can join us to celebrate Badenoch Heritage.

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