Welcome one and all to "Auld Aviemore"
 




This is us, Julie & David Carman


This web site is a celebration of the wonderful Aviemore and it's famous, but now sadly missed Highland Resort Centre, and is a collection of photos, stories and memories from around the world since it's inception in the mid 1960's
through to the late 1990's.

Do you remember old Aviemore of the
60s/70s/80s/90s ?
“The Centre”, Santa Claus Land,
the Strathspey, Badenoch, Post House and Freedom-Inn hotels?

How about the Pinewood restaurant and shops, the Chalets Motel, the wonderful "La Pigalle" nightclub/discotheque and last,
but not least the fabulous ICE RINK?
 


Did you work there? Did you spend your holidays there?
Did you have a holiday romance or perhaps "fall in love" there?
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 Why not join us on FACEBOOK ? Keep in touch with around 700 friends and talk about coming events, reminisce about the "Auld" place, and catch up with lost friends and colleagues ...

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We've got the "Aviemore Blackhawks" CARDIFF 1987 PLAYOFFS video courtesy of Archie Nelson, and also the more recent Aviemore Blackhawks & Aviemore Blues Reunion July 2008. Want a free DVD of either of the matches? Contact us ...

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Watch clips from yesteryear, the Blackhawks & Blues hockey reunion in 2008 and listen to original recordings from the opening ceremony in 1966, the Trampies and even old Pathe News reels of Aviemore ...
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Well, where do you start? I worked in Aviemore for 8 years starting at the Post House as a very young waiter under the stewardship of Cosimo Imperiale and Tony Warner (no relation!)
I was there for three or four years and ended up as head waiter for my sins!
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Whatever happened to Santa Claus Land ?  Thomas Buchanan gives us an insight
into the world of "Santa" George Swinney and "S.C.L" (as it was affectionately known
by staff), and others give tribute to the best Santa that Aviemore visitors and residents
have ever known ...
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& WHY NOT VISIT OUR YOUTUBE PAGE?


We've got video of the TRAMPIES, "It's a Knockout" at Aviemore and more...



 

 
 
Auld Aviemore News

**       Over 40,000 visitors        **       Keeping the dream alive since January 2007      **        

CLICK THE SLIDESHOW TO SEE
EVERYONE'S PHOTOS SENT TO US




CLICK ON THE MOVIE BELOW TO WATCH
A SHORT CLIP OF THE BLACKHAWKS
REUNION MATCH - JULY 2008


WATCH THE SQUIRRELS AT
THE GLENMORE CAFE - LIVE
ON THE "SQUIRRELCAM"
(THIS PICTURE UPDATES EVERY 30secs)




*THE 1966 AVIEMORE CENTRE OPENING CEREMONY* by Lady Fraser of Allander - Listen to an original recording of this event with Andy Stewart singing "Aviemore"
(Click on the icon - .mp3 file 90 seconds)


*THE TRAMPIES*Listen to The Trampies
(Click on the icon .mp3 file)
150 seconds



Click to play this Pathe newsreel
of skiing at Aviemore
(More on the Sound & Video page)

 

 

 





 

 

We do hope you enjoy looking at our website.  This is a labour of love for us, totally non-profit and purely for
entertainment, hopefully reminding people of what was to hundreds of thousands of visitors, staff & also residents
of Aviemore, a happy and somehow magical place to be... "Where it always snowed at Christmas, and where
Santa Claus lived and brought happiness to children and adults alike....."

If you would like to contact us, and maybe contribute your memories and photographs of the
Aviemore Centre, please write or email with your details. (see our "Send Us Stuff" page)
We will send back any original documents and photographs at your request.

"Keeping the dream alive"

Julie & David Carman