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

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2016

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival takes place 28th April - 2nd May 2016 at venues throughout Speyside.  Dufftown is at the centre of the Festival and will provide a number of events including the Dufftown Pipe Band (Sat 30 Apr 16) and the Whisky Street Market ( Sun 1 May 16).  Fancy some dancing? Join the locals for a Ceilidh on Fri 29 Apr 16 dancing to the Ice House Ceilidh Band.  Over the weekend there is the Dufftown Whisky Fair in the Mortlach Memorial Hall on both Sat and Sun 30 Apr - 1 May 16 and other events.  Tickets can be booked on line at www.spiritofspeyside.com.  Can't make the Spring Festival?  then make a note of the dates for the Autumn Speyside Whisky Festival 23 to 26 September 2016.  The events programme will be available on the website online booking system from the end of July. 


Whisky Nosing & Tasting Evenings 2016

The Summer Nosing & Tasting Evenings have finished for the 2015 season.  The 2016 season will start in mid May and be held in the Commercial Hotel Hall at 8.00pm. Tthe 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 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