The Scoop

The Scoop on Avielochan Farm and Cottages

We want you to enjoy your stay both at Avielochan Cottages and in the Cairngorms National Park as a whole.
The Scoop, in time, will give you all of our local recommendations – from wildlife spotting to hillwalking, from cycling adventures to favourite places to grab a cuppa or indulge in a piece of cake – to help you make the best of your visit to the Scottish Highlands. 

Self-catering doesn’t mean you have to spend your holiday in the kitchen

Staying in self-catered accommodation doesn’t mean that you have to spend your time cooking every meal, but it does give you the freedom to choose between eating in and eating out. So, here we are sharing some of our top tips for making the most of your trip to the Cairngorms National Park, by recommending… Read MoreSelf-catering doesn’t mean you have to spend your holiday in the kitchen »

At Avielochan – from The Piggy Back and Other Tales of Strathspey

The Piggy Back & Other Tales of Strathspey: At Avielochan First published in 1984, The Piggy Back & Other Tales of Strathspey was written by Ronald’s father, James Grant. Story-telling was an integral part of the traditional way of life in the Scottish Highlands,  and, lucky for us, James wrote down quite a few of… Read MoreAt Avielochan – from The Piggy Back and Other Tales of Strathspey »

Avielochan Farm – Where it all began…

Avielochan Farm – where it all began… James Grant (Ronald’s father) came to Avielochan around 1905 with his family (he would have been 5 years old).  They lived in The Croft Cottage.  Reference is made to the cottage in the book James wrote in the 1970s,  ‘The Piggy Back & Other Tales of Strathspey’. Ronald… Read MoreAvielochan Farm – Where it all began… »