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For most people, the best known route into the Highlands is to follow the A82 across Rannoch Moor and into Glen Coe. Those that choose the A9 from Perth probably don't appreciate that once they reach the summit of the Pass of Drumochter, the highest point on the road, they have even left Perthshire as they then speed through the eastern Highlands to Inverness!

A short distance after crossing the pass, the A889 splits of from the A9 and passes through Dalwhinnie to join the A86; the last named road heads west through Glen Spean to join the A82 at Spean Bridge. The A9 continues west, towards Newtonmore and Kingussie, where it is joined by the A86; the Ruthven Barracks are to the east of the A9, but it is necessary to follow a road the passes under the main road to reach them.

The A9 now follows the River Spey northeast towards Aviemore before turning northwest and continuing its journey to Inverness. Continuing along the route of the Spey, through Strathspey, the central valley of the River Spey, leads to Craigellachie; strathspey is also the name of a traditional Scottish country dance.

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