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

Autumn Speyside Whisky Festival Auction

Registration forms are now available for this year’s whisky auction which takes place on Sunday 28th September at 3pm in the Commercial Hotel Hall, Dufftown. It you have bottles of whisky that you would like put into the auction please click here (.pdf) or here (.doc) to download the forms. There's still time to put bottles into the auction as the date for forms to be in has been extended til Monday 22nd September.

Summer Nosing & Tasting Evenings

The Summer Nosing & Tasting Evenings have now finished for this season. We've had some great evenings and sampled some wonderful drams.  Many thanks to all the Distilleries and Independent Bottlers for their support.  All the proceeds goes towards the Whisky & Heritage Centre.  For a full programme of what you missed click here

Autumn Speyside Whisky Festival

The Autumn Speyside Whisky Festival takes place 26 to 29 Sep 14.  The festival is centric to Dufftown and will include a programme of events over the weekend to enable whisky connoisseurs to tour and taste an incredible array of fine single malts from a wide range of distilleries. Gordon Haughton will host the "Seven Stills Tour" that visits all of Dufftown's distilleries on a single trip with a dram at each and every one. This is definitely not for the faint hearted!


But there will be more - music, dancing, the Whisky Auction, pipe bands and a craft fairs. The best of Scotland's culture is on show alongside the celebration of its national drink.

 

The Festival event programme is available online where you can book and pay the indivdual events.


The Clock Tower, Dufftown