Aviemore’s sister

An Camas Mòr is a planned sister community to Aviemore, on the Rothiemurchus side of the river Spey, in the Scottish Highlands.

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The local community is guiding the vision for An Camas Mòr

Gehl Architects, Copenhagen, are working with the local community to shape the design for An Camas Mòr. Follow the community meetings in pictures.Add your ideas at facebook


  • 24 November 2005: public meeting chaired by Aviemore and Vicinity Community Council.

  • Rothiemurchus homes estate agents

    September 2006: second public meeting where the main message from the community was ‘get a move on!’.

  • September 2006: it was proposed that a community project would provide joined up recreation facilities for Aviemore and An Camas Mòr at Aviemore Countryside Park.

  • November 2008: comments about people’s social and economic needs informed the design of the High Street.

  • September 2006: this public meeting included discussion of what people wanted from their homes and building design.

  • May to September 2008: Workshops led by the Master Planner, Engineers and environmental assessment team.

  • November 2008: people’s comments on recreation, care and retirement are included in the design for the Masterplan Report.

  • Homes Highlands Rothiemurchus Rural Housing Sustainable

    November 2008: public meeting where there was popular support for the plans- although some people objected not to the plans as such, but to the principle of any new development.

  • February 2009: people were invited to make their comments to the planning authority.



‘We are currently working on the next phase of the Masterplan. As we progress with the project it is crucial for us to hear your thoughts and wishes for An Camas Mòr’.

David Sim
Creative Director and Architect at Gehl
‘We are currently working on the next phase of the Masterplan. As we progress with the project it is crucial for us to hear your thoughts and wishes for An Camas Mòr’.

David Sim
Creative Director and Architect at Gehl

‘The community council proposed the Aviemore sister community with a Countryside park on both sides of the river Spey in 1987; we have be involved in its design and supported it ever since’.
John Grierson, Chair of Aviemore and Vicinity Community Council

‘…An Camas Mòr gives the local people a stake in shaping a progressive and sustainable future for themselves and the environment.’

Lesley McKenna, who lives a grew up here


An Camas Mòr is designed for…



‘I like the idea of having covered indoor outdoor areas. I think the whole project looks good…’

comment at a public meeting, 2008



‘Love the idea of wedges (wildlife corridors) and keeping as many trees as possible..’.

comment at a public meeting, 2008


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‘I hope I live to see it!’.

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