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

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival takes place 1 May to 5 May 2014 inclusive.  There will be the usual complement of events arranged by Dufftown 2000 throughout the festival.

The festival will kick off with the Mates of the Whisky Museum event on Thursday evening. The Whisky Fair will be a main feature on Saturday and Sunday. The Seven Stills Bus Tour will depart the Square as usual at 12 noon on Saturday. We will also be arranging our usual selection of bus tours to the distilleries not normally open to the public.

But there is more - music, dancing, pipe bands and food. The best of Scotland's culture is on show in Dufftown alongside the celebration of its national drink.

A bookable programme of all events is now available on the website  www.spiritofspeyside.com 

The Clock Tower, Dufftown