Everything you need to know about The Osprey Village is here! Our lovely village is set amongst heather clad hills and native woodland in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Abundant wildlife, magnificent scenery, many outdoor, leisure and cultural activities and a traditional Highland welcome are all to be found here.
Play our superb James Braid 18-hole golf course or fish the Spey. Wonderful bird watching opportunitiesabound; tranquil woods and dramatic hillsides to walk, climb or ski are within easy reach.
Cycle on excellent tracks and quiet roads – the Speyside Way meets the Sustrans cycle route in the centre of the village. Enjoy our Community Garden and be entertained by the many activities in the Community Hall; see the What’s On page for our forthcoming events.
The Boat, as the village is known, offers a range of accommodation to suit everyone in and around the village. All are privately owned with each establishment offering their own style of Highland Hospitality. Many offer drying rooms and bike racks and welcome walkers and cyclists, however wet or muddy, and many self-catering properties allow you to bring your dog with you.Lying beside the River Spey, Boat of Garten is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, centrally located in the Highlands of Scotland and is the perfect place from which to explore the Highlands or simply unwind.
Join Boat of Garten’s Community Ranger Alison Greggans on a stroll around the Pine and Birch woodlands exploring the flora and fauna and learning about the local social history and wildlife management – every Monday at 11am in June, July & August. Meet at The Hub, Station Square just beside the Boat Hotel – if you’re coming from Aviemore, why not take the 10.30 steam train? Phone or text Alison on 077 10 387510 to let her know you’re coming It’s FREE!!!
If you’re visiting us from Aviemore or Nethybridge, why not arrive in style on the Strathspey Railway Steam Train? Have lunch or a picnic, visit our ducks on Milton Loch, relax in our Community Garden and view our sculptures in Station Square, or take the children to let off steam at our newly refurbished play park next to the Community Hall, which is home to many local groups and is available for hire for events, conferences, concerts and weddings.
Residents can find local information in the Community pages – if you can’t find what you want, have some information to add or would like to give us some feedback, please email us. Catch up with all the local news in the BoG Standard and if you have any Boat photos or news you’d like to share either here or on our Facebook page, please get in touch. Our community Heritage Project was formally opened at our Osprey Festival last year – come and see the sculptures and the information hub in the Station Square.