New ideas for Aviemore

by Andy Hyslop Scott Muir It goes without saying that 06/07 has been a very poor climbing and skiing season in the Cairngorms. Climate change is just one of the big challenges facing the newly formed Cairngorms National Park. The local economy has a heavy reliance on tourism and local businesses are coming up with new ideas that have less reliance on winter conditions. Here are details of a couple of events taking place in the area this month. The Aviemore Walking Festival The Aviemore Mountain Film Festival In addition, Scott Muir is working to get recognition for Aviemore as The UK?s capital of Extreme Sport. See his letter in the Badenoch and Strathspey Herald Some more big events taking place in the Highlands this summer: Highland 2007 Spey 2007 ? Scottish 6 Day Orienteering Competion