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TITLE
Aviemore Centre and the Cairngorm Mountains, Aviemore
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0151
PLACENAME
Aviemore
DISTRICT
Badenoch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Duthil and Rothiemurchus
PERIOD
1980s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32047
KEYWORDS
tourism
tourists
ski resort
Cairn Gorm
postcards
Cairngorms
Aviemore Centre and the Cairngorm Mountains, Aviemore

This postcard shows the Aviemore Centre, built in 1964 in response to the development of the Cairn Gorm Ski areas. The centre provided a wide range of services to visitors and residents of Aviemore, including a swimming pool, an ice rink, crazy golf and a cinema. However, the architecture of the building attracted much controversy and within only a decade, cracks began to appear in the concrete. Interest in the facilities gradually waned and over a period of time the buildings were demolished to allow more profitable use of the land.

Today, the town of Aviemore is once again a thriving holiday resort, offering various facilities to residents and visitors alike

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Aviemore Centre and the Cairngorm Mountains, Aviemore

INVERNESS: Duthil and Rothiemurchus

1980s

tourism; tourists; ski resort; Cairn Gorm; postcards; Cairngorms

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows the Aviemore Centre, built in 1964 in response to the development of the Cairn Gorm Ski areas. The centre provided a wide range of services to visitors and residents of Aviemore, including a swimming pool, an ice rink, crazy golf and a cinema. However, the architecture of the building attracted much controversy and within only a decade, cracks began to appear in the concrete. Interest in the facilities gradually waned and over a period of time the buildings were demolished to allow more profitable use of the land. <br /> <br /> Today, the town of Aviemore is once again a thriving holiday resort, offering various facilities to residents and visitors alike