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 but is now home to the Tourist Information Centre.

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

Whisky Nosing & Tasting Evenings 2015

The last Summer Nosing & Tasting Evening takes place on Wednesday 16th September when Balvenie Distillery will be presenting a selection of their malt whiskies.  It's in the Commercial Hotel Hall at 8.00pm and the price is GBP10 per person and includes a Dufftown Nosing Glass to keep.

A Night on the Dufftown

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

Autumn Speyside Whisky Festival 2015

The Autumn Speyside Whisky Festival takes place from Thursday 24th September until Monday 29th September.  There are still some places left on a few of the events so, if you're planning on coming, don't delay in booking online  http://www.whisky.dufftown.co.uk/events.php

On Friday night, the 25th September we have The Ice House Ceilidh Band playing at the Memorial Hall, Dufftown 8.00pm - 11.00pm.  Doors open 7.30pm and Tickets £7.50 can be booked online or bought at the door. Licenced Bar.

On Saturday 26th September or Sunday 27th September why not join Members of Dufftown 2000 for a bus trip to this brand new event, A 'Real Ale 'n' Beer Afternoon with the opportunity to sample a whisky or two!  The event is hosted by Gary Smith at the New Inn in Aberchirder. Gary holds an annual Beer Festival, which this year coincides with the Autumn Speyside Whisky Festival. The ticket price includes:

Coach travel to and from Aberchirder
A basket meal at the New Inn to help soak up the beers
6 'beer' tokens with a face value of £9.00

Gary will be putting on some music to wind away the afternoon. This promises to be a fun afternoon doing something slightly different during the Autumn Festival.  Over 18's only please.

Also on Saturday and Sunday 26th & 27th September there's a Craft Fayre in the Memorial Hall, Dufftown from 10.00am-5.00pm Sat. and 10.30am-4.30pm Sun.   Free entry, Great Crafts, Gifts, Woodturning and more............ Bacon Rolls, Teas, Coffee and Homebakes available.

The Clock Tower, Dufftown