A destination for the railway.

An asset for the community.


The Strathspey Railway’s long term ambition has always been to re-open its line all the way from Aviemore to Grantown-on-Spey, fulfilling the vision of those who opposed the line’s closure in the 1960s and those who backed its re-birth.*

The Strathspey Railway Charitable Trust was established by the railway to deliver this goal by extending the line from its present northern terminus (Broomhill) through to Grantown-on-Spey – hence the project title “Rails to Grantown”.

As well as giving the Strathspey Railway’s passengers a destination and not just a train journey, studies have shown that the project will bring more visitors and significant economic benefits to Grantown.

On this site you can find out about the project’s History  its design, what’s been achieved so far, what’s happening now, and how you can help to bring the project to fruition.

* “Ath-Bheirte”, the motto on the railway’s Coat of Arms, is Gaelic for “re-born”

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