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 River Fiddich and the Dullan Water 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, became the Tourist Information Centre and is now vacant. The Visitor Information Point is now located in the Whisky Museum.
Whisky making is the life blood of Dufftown. From the farmers who grow the finest malting barley to the distillers and the coopers, without Whisky, Dufftown could no longer proclaim itself the "Malt Whisky Capital of the World".
Whether you already know the north-east of Scotland or are just thinking of visiting, you are sure to 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!"
To celebrate Dufftown's Bi-Centenary the Community have commissioned an Art Competition and Exhibition to celebrate the work of John Scott. The competition is open to:
Entries to be submitted by 1 Apr 17.
The Exhibition will be held in the Mortlach Memorial Hall Dufftown 9 to 15 April 2017.
Prizes and certificates will be awarded.
Submissions should preferably be A4 Landscape or Portrait. 2D or 3D, - Don’t be afraid to experiment!
For further details contact Debbie Moir 01340-820076
The Americans have discovered our secret! here is an excellent piece from the Washington Times on 6 Jan 17, well worth a read if you want to have a US view of Speyside!
Happy New Year to you all and best wishes for 2017. Dufftown 2000 are busy putting together their events to support the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival (27 April to 2 May 2017). . The newest member of the Dufftown Team will be offering a Gin Event, teaming up with the Keith Dufftown Railway. The Whisky Fair is planned for the Saturday and Sunday and the ever popular Dramble will be a feature on Monday afternoon. a full bus tour programme will be available over the 4 days of the festival.
Tom Gerrie, the Production Manager at Tomintoul Distillery retires in November. Tom has been a great supporter of Dufftown 2000 over the years in hosting Distillery tours during the 2 Whisky Festivals, supporting the summer nosing and tasting evenings and the Whisky Fair in May each year. In recognition of his outstanding support, Tom was incorporated as an Honorary Mate of the Whisky Museum.
We all wish Tom and long and happy retirement.
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.
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