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TITLE
Strathspey Hotel, Aviemore
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0266
PLACENAME
Aviemore
DISTRICT
Badenoch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Duthil and Rothiemurchus
PERIOD
1960s; 1970s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32168
KEYWORDS
tourism
ski resort
Cairn Gorm
hotels
postcards
Cairngorm
skiing
winter sports
tourists
Strathspey Hotel, Aviemore

This postcard shows the Strathspey Hotel in Aviemore, built in connection with the Aviemore Centre.

The Aviemore Centre opened in 1966, 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 hotels, self-catering lodges, 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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Strathspey Hotel, Aviemore

INVERNESS: Duthil and Rothiemurchus

1960s; 1970s

tourism; ski resort; Cairn Gorm; hotels; postcards; Cairngorm; skiing; winter sports; tourists

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows the Strathspey Hotel in Aviemore, built in connection with the Aviemore Centre.<br /> <br /> The Aviemore Centre opened in 1966, 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 hotels, self-catering lodges, 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