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Calling all writers! Or those who’d just like to give it a go. Ignite your creativity with a brand new series of word workshops in this exciting partnership between the Highland Folk Museum and Storylands Sessions. Come and respond to the the lesser-known stories of the Highlands, inspired by unique objects from the Museum’s collection, in these supportive workshops with author Merryn Glover.

“Merryn always make participants feel so welcome and opens up such a safe space to explore, have fun and get those creative juices flowing no matter who you are or how much or little experience you have.”


The workshops are offered to anyone aged 16+, with no writing experience necessary, in a relaxed, fun and welcoming space for anyone to join – and the kettle is on! There are opportunities and plenty of support to read and perform your work, but no pressure. All that’s required is paper, pen and a playful spirit.

Rock the Night Away with Desperados – Eagles Tribute at Aviemore Resort!

Join us on July 13th for an incredible evening with Desperados – Eagles Tribute Concert! Immerse yourself in the legendary sounds of the Eagles, from “Hotel California” to “Take It Easy” and “Take It to the Limit.” Let’s rock the night away in style!

Make it more than just a night; turn it into an unforgettable experience. Ticket holders enjoy an exclusive 25% discount for a stay on July 13th at the 4-star Aviemore Resort. This includes breakfast and full access to our leisure facilities—perfect for extending the magic of the evening and waking up to the serene beauty of Aviemore, nestled in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park.

Desperados – Eagles Tribute #eaglesfans #visitcairngorms #aviemore – at Macdonald Aviemore Resort.

Come and experience the power and majesty of one of the finest military bands in the world. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to witness a truly special performance!

This is a fundraising event in aid of:
Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland
Climb2Recovery
Rotary worthy causes

Rotary Club of Spey Valley The Bands of HM Royal Marines
#charityconcert #fundraisingevent #chestheartstrokescotland #climb2recovery

Welcome to Ceilidh in the Cairngorms! Join us for a night of traditional Scottish music and dancing at the beautiful Macdonald Aviemore Resort. Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to reel the night away in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.

This event is a fantastic opportunity to experience the lively spirit of a Scottish ceilidh surrounded by stunning mountain views. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable evening of music, laughter, and fun!

We have a great lineup for you with Dylan James Tierney, Calum Macphail with Sean Cousins and Headliner Manran.

Come along and have a great night whilst supporting a great cause.

Come and join us for our spring ceilidh – loads of fun!

Paul Anderson, Peter Hedlund, Hamish Napier and Shona Donaldson present an evening of original compositions and songs accompanied by projected images of Scotland by Steve Rennie.

This collection is representative of Joanna Wilson’s early interest in the metaphysical power of art. The healing properties of crystals, the inner wisdom of oracle cards and the outward sense that a greater power
is at work — all of these inform her attempts to connect her own creativity with Creation itself. Her hope is that the unique intentions with which each piece is created transfers to its viewer or owner.

Join us for the most anticipated comedy event in the Highlands!

An evening full of laughter and world-class comedy is set to take place at Macdonald Aviemore Resort this summer. The Highland Comedy Club will be hosting its inaugural event on Saturday, June 22, featuring a lineup of the UKs most celebrated comedy acts, including headliner Connor Burns who sold-out his shows at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe.

This premier event is set to captivate and entertain audiences and will be hosted by internationally acclaimed Ray Bradshaw.

For locals of Aviemore, the Resort is pulling out all the stops, with a special ticket offer for the show (£18) or a dinner and show combination (£40). Enjoy being serenaded by local artist Dylan Tierney before heading through for the premier event.

On top of this, the Resort is also offering exclusive getaway packages for the event to complement the comedy experience. Starting from £250, for one or two nights, these packages include top-tier comedy show tickets, dining, breakfast, and 4-star accommodations for two guests.
Guests will also enjoy unlimited access to the Resort’s leisure facilities, with the two-night package offering additional perks such as cinema passes and exclusive entry to the tartan army fan zone for the Scotland vs Hungary Euro 2023 match.

The Macdonald Aviemore Resort offers an array of experiences for everyone, from show-only or show and dinner combo options to complete getaway packages, set against the scenic beauty of Aviemore at the heart of Cairngorm National Park.


Highland Comedy Show Stellar line up:

Your Host for the Evening: Ray Bradshaw

Ray spent 2021/22 touring the UK as John Bishop’s handpicked support act, having previously toured with Frankie Boyle in 2019. Ray was the first comedian to ever win a Scottish Culture Award and is a regular host of Scotland’s most popular radio show, Breaking The News. Having just finished his own UK wide tour, Ray’s brand of charming, clever comedy is not to be missed!



Headliner: Connor Burns

Fresh off a sell-out run at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe, where he added an unprecedented 12 extra shows due to popular demand, Connor has quickly become one of Scotland’s most exciting comedy talents. With millions of views online and performances across the globe, he’s a force to be reckoned with on the comedy scene.

“He is fearless, and it is wonderful”
★★★★★ The Scotsman


Supporting Act 1: Stuart Mitchell

Stuart is now regarded as one of the UK’s top comics with over 50 million views online. Longest running panelist of BBC’s Acclaimed “Breaking the news” Mitchell has also just released a debut comedy special for BBC radio 4!


Supporting Act 2: Gary Little
Recognised as a master storyteller, Gary is a regular headliner at many of the top comedy clubs across the UK. He has a rare gift for turning mundane, every-day experiences into pure comedy gold, leaving his audiences crying with laughter.

“Some of the best stand up I’ve ever seen” – Kevin Bridges

We are once again looking forward to our Festival of Words, held at various locations in Kingussie. More information will follow soon. We look forward to seeing you there!

Come and meet Van Coo: the curly-haired bull missing part of his ear, just like his namesake! In 2021 he wandered into the creative imagination of local artist Joanna Wilson. Here he was joined by other creatures of the Cairngorms before finding form in the expressive mixed media for which Wilson is best known.

An award-winning artist of international acclaim, Wilson grew up among these glens before work and study took her far and wide, from the Hayward Gallery to Yale University. Her abstract and figurative paintings can be found in private and public collections all over the world.

Coming home to set up her studio in Grantown-on-Spey reconnected Wilson with her Highland roots. This limited collection of prints represents a unique opportunity to own a lighthearted example of her work that celebrates this land and its inhabitants.


Where is this event being held?

The Am Fasgadh building (which means ‘Shelter’ in Gaelic) is at the north end of the Highland Folk Museum with its own separate entrance from the road, including some parking. It is fully accessible and the main door is directly opposite the car park.

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