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”




Recycle your ink cartridges – help support the Strathspey Railway Charitable Trust (and do your bit for recycling)

Did you know that you can help us raise funds for the project simply by recycling your printer ink cartridges via our Recycle4Charity programme? For each inkjet printer cartridge recycled via the programme we will receive a £1 donation; so you can help the environment while raising money for Rails to Grantown!

To get started, just go to this address and sign up for your free account –



Latest news

Despite the Covid-19 lockdown, it appears that we may still  be able to undertake the obligatory pre TAWS application re-surveys for European Protected Species (bats and otters) in good time to let the TAWS application to be submitted this year as originally planned…. fingers crossed. Watch this space for more details as they emerge.

The revised and updated plans of the works, hopefully now fully compliant with TAWS Unit requirements (e.g. imcluding sections and chainages) have been completed by Andrew McLeod.