Located in the eastern Highlands, Grantown-on-Spey came into being as a planned village in 1765. To this day, it retains plenty of Georgian and Victorian architecture as well as large tracts of woodlands. The town enjoys proximity to Aviemore and the Cairngorms, supporting a strong tourism and hospitality industry.
Grantown is a hub of social activity, from bridge clubs and amateur dramatic societies to a mother-and-toddler group. The town possesses a library, a primary school and grammar school, while Kingussie High School provides secondary education. Grantown Museum is a valuable resource for culture and heritage.