Welcome to Dufftown

A vibrant and thriving Highland community that invites visitors to participate in a wide range of traditional Scottish activities and entertainment throughout the year.

Set in the heart of Speyside in north eastern Scotland, Dufftown is situated on the banks of the rivers Fiddich and Dullan at the foot of the Conval Hills.

Like other villages of its period, Dufftown has spacious streets laid out in a regular plan. The four main streets converge at the Clock Tower, which was completed in 1839. The Clock Tower was originally the town jail, became the Tourist Information Centre and is now vacant. The Visitor Information Point is now located in the Whisky Museum.

Whisky making is the life blood of Dufftown. It involves every one from barley farmers to the Customs officers who ensure there are no irregularities with the duty due on the town's spirits.

Whether you already know the north-east of Scotland or are just thinking of visiting, we are sure you will find Dufftown and the surrounding area a beautiful part of the Highlands and a unique opportunity to escape from the pressures of 21st century living.

Whatever the reason you come here, enjoy your visit and, as we say in Scotland: "Haste ye back!"

What's New

Autumn Speyside Whisky Festival 2016

Dufftown 2000 will again hosting a full range of events for the Autumn Speyside Whisky Festival from Thursday 22 to Monday 26 September 2016.  The team are in the process of planning their festival events. We are having a few problems with the website and aim to have the full events programme available on the online booking system by 7 August 2016.

Whisky Nosing & Tasting Evenings 2016

Our first Nosing & Tasting Evening starts on 18th May when we will be celebrating Whisky Month by doing a selection of Dufftown Single Malts. It will be held in the Commercial Hotel Hall at 8.00pm. Tthe price is GBP12 per person and includes a Dufftown Nosing Glass to keep. On the 25th May we will be hosting Glenfarclas. The 2016 Summer season will start on the 6th July and the programme will be available on the website soon.  Again it will be held in the Commercial Hotel at 8.00pm and the price will be GBP12 per person.


A Night on the Dufftown

5 minutes to spare? then why not read this short e-zine article by Paul Stafford who visited Speyside in 2014.  His voyage of discovery included a visit to the Glenfiddich Distillery, the Fiddichside Inn and the Whisky Museum.  It's well worth  a read.  

The Clock Tower, Dufftown