ALISS (A local information system for scotland)

We believe that people of Scotland living with long term conditions, disabled people and unpaid carers should be able to access the information they need to help them live well.

The ALISS (A Local Information System for Scotland) Programme is funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE).

ALISS key objectives are:

  • To increase the availability of health and wellbeing information for people living with long term conditions, disabled people and unpaid carers
  • To support people, communities, professionals and organisations that have information to share
  • To ensure that stakeholders are informed, skilled and confident in the use and application of web services and that they are connected as part of a wider community of practice
  • To ensure that ALISS is used and is strategically aligned with Scottish health and social care needs


Cairngorm bridge club

The Cairngorm Bridge Club, the Bridge Club in Aviemore,  meets most Tuesday evenings, throughout the summer and winter, at St John's Church Hall, Rothiemurchus (nearly opposite the tennis courts, on the ski road). All players and visitors are welcome. Please arrive by 18.45hr and be seated by 18.50hr so that there can be a prompt start. It would be helpful, though not essential, if visitors could contact Carol on tel. 01479 810882 to let us know.

​Tel: 01479 810 882

CaLM - Campaign against living miserably

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. In 2015, 75% of all UK suicides were male.

Our work

  • Offering support to men in the UK, of any age, who are down or in crisis via our helpline, webchat and website
  • Challenging a culture that prevents men seeking help when they need it, through CALMzine and campaigns such as #ManDictionary and #BiggerIssues
  • Pushing for changes in policy and practice so that suicide is better prevented, via partnerships such as The Alliance of Suicide Prevention Charities (TASC), the National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA)
  • Supporting those bereaved by suicide, through the Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP), hosted by CALM, which aims to ensure that everyone bereaved or affected by suicide is offered and receives timely and appropriate support

​Tel: 0800 585 858

learn a language

High Life Highland Libraries offer a wide variety of materials to help you learn a new including language. We have a range of dictionaries, Online language learning resources, language books and packs, and language courses on CD or Cassette.

Language Packs – browse Highland Libraries collection of language learning packs.

Transparent Language Online – the ultimate language-learning system offering something for every language learner – over 100 languages, English materials for speakers of 25+ languages, Intermediate English for everyone and 10 non-English pairs.

​Aviemore Library



legion scotland - veterans

When servicemen and women return to civilian life after serving with the Armed Forces some are in need of community and friendship, maybe as a result of their experiences in the services or purely because they are no longer part of the ‘military family’ they had come to rely. We make a difference every day to the lives of those veterans through our comradeship and befriending programme, developing strong communities and supporting remembrance.

Our large family network is spread across Scotland and helps support veterans and their families to get on with their lives and assists those who require assistance.


Contact: Legion Scotland Strathspey Club, 31 The Square, Grantown on Spey, PH26 3HF

​Tel: 01479 872212