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 are working with the local community to shape the design for An Camas Mòr.

Follow the community meetings in pictures.


  • 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


LESLEY McKENNA

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

An Camas Mòr supporter


‘Aviemore and vicinity Community Council plan new living and working space across the river Spey, on Rothiemurchus. We felt it was our responsibility to respect the community’s wishes and make an environment that supports people and nature.’

Johnnie Grant of Rothiemurchus


‘Terrific concept very well thought out…hope this goes ahead and stops the destructive expansion of Aviemore’.

An Camas Mòr supporter



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

An Camas Mòr supporter


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‘Some very good planning . Nice warm feel using timber for outer cladding. Very good work on contemporary design’.

An Camas Mòr supporter

‘I hope I live to see it!’.

An Camas Mòr supporter