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

Dufftown Christmas Lights Extravaganza

Make a note in your diary to be in Dufftown on SUNDAY 29th NOVEMBER when the Christmas Lights will be switched on. The Community Association are planning a great programme of events, starting at 1.30pm with a 5K Santa Run - open to all with monies collected being used to offset costs.  There's a Soup & Sweet in the Memorial Hall to warm you up and from there  you can wander up Balvenie Street where there will be Craft Stalls , along with Kiddies rides, mobile catering, entertainment, Keith Silver Band, Dufftown & District Pipe Band, Reindeer, Santa (of course), and the Christmas Lights Switch-On. For more details contact the Community Association on Facebook.


Come and join us for Hogmanay celebrations in The Square at Dufftown on 31st Decemember.  We have drams (courtesy of Wm. Grant & Sons), shortbread (courtesy of Walkers of Aberlour) and fireworks.  The Pipe Band will herald in the New Year.  There's a Ceilidh in The Commercial Hotel so make a date to be in Dufftown.

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2016

Dates for the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival are 28th April - 2nd May 2016.

The online booking programme goes live on 2nd February on www.spiritofspeyside.com

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 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.  

The Clock Tower, Dufftown