Centre of Scotland Stone
Glentruim near Newtonmore
Friday 5th June @ 2:30pm
Locals have always claimed that the centre point of Scotland, as defined by the furthest point from the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean, is just south of Newtonmore at Glentruim. The point used to be marked by the Ordnance Survey by a stone and with a plaque that was stolen and not replaced. It is mentioned in several books, including Seton Gordon’s Guide Book “Highways and Byways of the Central Highlands”, he refers to it as “The Heart of the Highlands”. Locals want the spot marked again so hence the dedication event.
Location: Mains of Glentruim Farm, PH20 1BE, 3 miles south of Newtonmore, from Newtonmore Junction, take A9 South for 1 mile then turn right, sign posted Invernahaven and Caravan site, proceed on single track road one mile to just past the farm, the stone will be on your left opposite stone dyke.
OS EXPLORER MAP 402 Badenoch and Upper Strathspey: Map Ref 678.942
GRID REFERENCE NN 67859 794207 and (Lat 57.020 Long -4.178) and (267859E + 794207N)
Some of the Riders and Carriage Drivers who are taking part in the inaugural Golden Hoof 2015 Charity Ride, who make their way from many different parts of Scotland to the finishing point in Newtonmore, will meet at Glentruim for the dedication ceremony. All others with an interest are very welcome too.
For more details contact Ruaridh Ormiston the event organiser. Many thanks to Mr George Campbell the owner of the land who has arranged for event and landscaped the area around the marker stone.
If anybody would like to contribute to the local Charity Cairngorms Riding for the Disabled Group based at Newtonmore who are benefiting for the Golden Hoof Ride, buckets will be there on the day.
Or online make your donation here: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/goldenhoof2015/225852
Ruaridh Ormiston, Newtonmore Riding Centre, Biallid Farm, Fort William Rd, Newtonmore, PH20 1BP
Stables Tel: 01540 670000, Stables Mob: 07831 338012 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Event will be held on:
near Glentruim Farm
tel: 07831 338012