|Kingussie High School serves the Badenoch area of the
Scottish Highlands including the towns and villages of Aviemore, Kincraig, Insh, Lynchat,
Kingussie, Newtonmore, Laggan and Dalwhinnie. South of Inverness and north of Pitlochry,
Badenoch enjoys the beauty of the Cairngorms and Monadhliath mountains, and the River
Throughout the area there are many excellent hotels and guest-houses - all support a large international tourist trade in summer, and ski-ing on the Cairngorms in winter.
Apart from the all-season recreation the mountains afford, other sports and recreation facilities locally include two excellent golf courses, swimming pools (in several hotels) and bowling greens. Add to this a sailing and various outdoor centers, gliding, pony trekking, fishing and field sports, and a fuller picture of the many facilities available becomes clearer.
The area abounds in history, and sights vary from the small neolithic standing stone circle in Aviemore to the imposing Ruthven Barracks beside Kingussie (built to house Hanoverian troops in the time of the Jacobite risings). The Folk Museum at Kingussie and Folk Park at Newtonmore breathe life into the past.
Our area also features other facilities including the Highland Wildlife Park at Kincraig, the Waltzing Waters aqua-theatre at Newtonmore, the Iona Art Gallery in Kingussie, and distilleries at Tromie Mills and Dalwhinnie. Other local industries include agriculture, forestry, and a light engineering company.
Education is served by six primary schools and Kingussie High School. All Scottish Universities are within 3 hours travelling time. Inverness College is 40 miles from Kingussie by the excellent A9 arterial road.
All the facilities of Inverness, the Highland capital, are equally accessible - theatre, cinemas,ice-rink, bowling and major shopping facilities. Inverness Airport is served by flights from London (from 3 airports), Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stockholm and the Western and Northern Isles.
Access by rail is straightforward to Dalwhinnie, Newtonmore, Kingussie, Aviemore and Inverness along the main London-Inverness line joining with which are direct trains from Edinburgh and Glasgow.