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Dalwhinnie Voices

The Grampian Hotel
Dalwhinnie Voices
The Grampian Hotel

Not perhaps a thing of beauty to modern eyes, this hymn of praise to concrete is long gone. Many hotels and tea-rooms in Dalwhinnie have come and gone over the years - if you'd like to share any memories of these, please let us know below!
Picture added on 15 August 2010 at 14:09
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I am delighted to have found this site.

I have many fond memories of Dalwhinnie. My grandparents both worked in the Grampian Hotel. My grandfather until just before he died in 1961 and my grandmother, Nan McLeod(Cloudy)until the hotel was sold by Mrs Kettle in the 80's.

I also worked in the hotel and tea-room as a waitress, when I was a teenager, during my school holidays.

About four years ago on my way to Inverness I drove into Dalwhinnie and was shattered to see the hotel reduced to a pile of rubble. It was as if a chunk of my childhood had been erased.

I will re-visit this site when I have more time and add some of my memories to it.
Added by LORNA MCLEOD on 18 October 2010
I came to stay at this Hotel a number of times in the 70s (from the South of England) with a bunch of motorcycling friends, to ride over the Corrieyairack Pass. Those happy memories will never be forgotten, sorry to hear the hotel is gone now. I remember the tartan carpet, the huge range of malt whisky, and tasting oatcakes for the first time. The proprietor was Moira Kettle in those days.
Added by LJ on 18 November 2010
I fondly remember this hotel from weekend breaks spent there in the late 1980's early 1990's. At that time it was run by the Cox family.
It was a very warm, friendly and sociable hotel and was greatly appreciated by myself, family and friends.
So sorry to hear that it is now a thing of the past.
Added by Ernie Young on 02 November 2014
I have very many happy memories of the Grampian Hotel and the Kettle family from my stays as a Coach Tour driver from Birmingham during the late 1960`s. My fond memories continue to this day with many visits as I married a lass from the village who joined me in 1973 and married in 1978
Added by Tony and Cathie Morgan on 18 September 2015
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