Here's a fascinating newspaper article titled "EXCELSIOR ON CAIRNGORM", published in The Scotsman (in the days when they reported snowsports fairly!) on Saturday, December the 23rd 1961.
Written by J A Kerr Hunter (author of "Ski-ing in Britain", Nelson 1963) it looks forward to the opening of the Cairngorm Chairlift that very day and gives a detailed history of the building of the lift.
I wasn't around at the time (I'm not that long in the tooth!) but luckily my dad, a compulsive collector of Scottish newspaper cuttings, cut it out of the newspaper and kept it.
Here it is - I hope you find it as fascinating as I did when I found it
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