Residents are asked to follow Scottish Government Covid-19 guidance, and specific direction given by Inshriach Estate.
Inshriach is 5 miles from Aviemore on the main train-line from Glasgow heading to Inverness. http://www.scotrail.co.uk
A sleeper service runs daily from London. https://www.sleeper.scot/
Scottish Citylink operate a regular service from Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow to Aviemore. As the timetable differs from summer to winter and weekday to weekend it is advisable to contact Scottish Citylink direct for details of journeys and times. Tel: 0870 505 050 or visit www.citylink.co.uk. Stagecoach offers local bus routes Tel. 01463 233371 or visit http://www.stagecoachbus.com.
Coming from the south on the A9 take the first turning to Aviemore. At the roundabout on the edge of town turn right towards Coylumbridge. After half a mile take the right turn signposted Inshriach B970. After 4 miles you come to the Inshriach Nursery Gardens. Inshriach Farm is the next turning on the right, by the small lochan, after the Nursery Gardens. Travelling from the North on the A9, drive through Aviemore to the roundabout at the south end of town. Turn left towards Coylumbridge and continue as above.
BIKE & WALKING
Inshriach Bothy is around a 25 minute cycle and 1hr 30min walk from Aviemore.
Geordies Cabs, 01479 811 111 or Weirs Taxis, 01479 810 141, both based in Aviemore.
Macdonald’s Self-Drive, Aviemore. 01479 811 444
ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES
Residencies run from Thursday to Thursday. Check-in time on a Thursday after 4pm. Check out-time is 11am.
We advise travelling light as you will have to transport your own luggage to and from the bothy. A wheel barrow is provided for your sole use.
The bothy is a single space that contains studio, kitchenette, stove and sleeping platform.
The studio space consists of a 2x2m wall and a fold down desk. There are no art materials or tools so bring in any things you will need, but remember you have to carry them.
TELEPHONE & INTERNET
Mobile phone reception is good for most providers except Vodaphone. Internet is possible with a 4G enabled phone.
The bothy sleeps two on a mezzanine bed, with access via a ladder (bedding is provided for this bed only). A further two people can sleep on the studio floor, but must supply their own roll matts and sleeping bags.
There is a wood burning stove with hot plate and oven for cooking and a kitchenette with a sink. Bottled drinking water is provided upon arrival, and can be replenished from a tap on the farm. Pots, pans, plate’s cutlery etc. are all provided. There is a supply of kitchen basics: salt, pepper, cooking oil, sugar.
An outdoor shower bag system is installed on the decking outside the bothy and it works by first heating the water on the stove using the urn provided to fill the shower bag and hanging it on the hook outside. It provides around 5 minute shower time. Where possible natural shampoo and soaps preferred. Additional showering facilities are available in the farm steading. There is a composting toilet 30m from the bothy.
HEATING & LIGHTING
A wood burning stove heats the bothy. The bothy is off-grid, it has a photovoltaic (PV) panel generating enough electricity to provide some lighting and if the sun has been shining there may be enough energy to charge a mobile phone or laptop but this is by no means a certainty and guest are advised to use the electricity sparingly. There is a portable battery at the bothy, which can be charged at the farm. It’s recommended that guests bring a torch.
WHAT TO BRING
Towels (none are provided, please bring your own).
Wellies or hiking boots
Slippers or thick socks for wearing indoors
Hat, scarf, gloves
Waterproofs, torch or head-torch (needed all year round!)
Batteries for torches etc
Sun screen & midge repellent in the summer
Any art supplies required including stationery
(If an additional two guests are staying roll-mats and sleeping bags will be required).
Toiletries (please use natural/organic shower products)
If you don’t come by car then we recommend you bring most of your shopping for the week with you when you arrive. There are plenty of shops in Aviemore, the main one being Tescos, if your coming from the south by car or bike there is a small shop in Kincraig, and Reviving Food sell fresh bread on Friday and Saturday mornings – http://www.revivingfood.co.uk/. There is also some local produce available at Rothiemurchus shop in Coylumbridge and at the local Farmers Market during the summer months. Up to date details of attractions and businesses and their opening times can be found at the Visit Cairngorms website.