What's On in Dufftown 2014

 

Stramash

Jan ~ Dec Monday evenings

Every Monday. An evening of traditional Scottish Music and Song for all in the Royal British Legion Lounge, starting 19.30 (approx). Bring your musical instruments along or simply join us as a spectator and enjoy the music. Admission free. For further details ~ Tel: Mary Shiach on 01340 820514, or Andy on 01340 820438.

Scottish Country Dancing

Jan ~ Dec Tuesday Evenings Jan 7th ~ April 1st, Sept 2rd~ Dec 9th 19:00 ~ 21:30

A warm welcome awaits all visitors at the Memorial Hall when Dufftown Country Scottish Dance Club hold their classes 19.00-21.30. Come and join in the traditional Scottish dancing and traditional music.

Summer Dancing: Tuesdays 7.30 - 10.00pm

6th May, 3rd June,1st July, 5th August & 2nd Sept. 2014

Dances:

 

For further details contact: Gary Coull Tel:01542 888471 or Email: garycoull@hotmail.com

Old Time Dancing

Jan ~ Nov Last Wednesday of each month: 29th Jan, 26th Feb, 26th March, 23rd April, 28th May, 25th June, 30th July, 27th August, 24th Sept & 29th Oct. 2013.

Christmas Social:

Come along for an enjoyable evening of Old Time Dancing.

Old Time Dances:

 

For further details contact: Gary Coull Tel:01542 888471 or Email:garycoull@hotmail.com

Dufftown Distilleries Walk - Get off the Tourist Track!

All Year

The Dufftown Distilleries Walks is a relaxed walking tour around the Dufftown distillery sites, past and present. Drink in the history, the surroundings and of course samples from the distilleries themselves! You can visit the sites of: Pittyvaich, Dufftown, Mortlach, Glendullan, Parkmore, Glenfiddich, Balvenie, Kininvie and Convalmore. This is the perfect way to see the Malt Whisky Capital of the World. Click here for more details.

 

Keith & Dufftown Railway

April ~ Sept Fri, Sat & Sun

Travel through picturesque countryside from Dufftown to Keith and back on this privately run railway. For timetable see:

www.keith-dufftown-railway.co.uk

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

May 1st- 5th. Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon

Whisky, Music, Food & Fun throughout Speyside. Dufftown plays host to many events throughout the festival. For the full programme and to book events click onto:www.spiritofspeyside.com

 

World Whisky Day

Saturday May 17th 

Ceilidh Nights

May~ Sept  Every Thursday

Every Thursday during June, July and August. Start 8pm. At British Legion & Commercial Hall alternate weeks. £3 entry. Come along and enjoy traditional Scottish music and have a dance with the locals. If you are in any way musical feel free to go up on the stage and join in with the band! 

Children with adults get free admission.

Moray Way Walking Festival

June 19th ~ June 223rdh Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon.

A variety of walks to suit everyone. Starting on Thursday with a walk to the Top of Ben Rinnes to welcome the dawn. More details available on www.moraywalkingfestival.co.uk

Whisky Nosing and Tasting

25th June ~ Sept 17th Every Wednesday

Every Wednesday at 20:00 in the Commercial Hotel Hall throughout the summer there will be a nosing & tasting evening. GBP10 per person (includes nosing glass). Please contact René Ramon on 01340 820507 or for further information or to pre-book your ticket email: ramon@dufftown.co.uk   For Nosing Programme click here (Please note: Whisky nosing and tasting sessions are open to over 18s only)

Historic Walks

During the Summer

Walks will leave from the Whisky Museum several times a week or by arrangement and take about an hour and a quarter. There will be a small charge which will go to the Museum Fund. For more details see Walking around Dufftown

Dufftown Pipe Band

July 1st ~ Aug 19th Alternate Tuesday evenings in Square & British Legion

There are few more stirring sights and sounds in Scotland than the pipes, drums and dress tartans of a pipe band. We are fortunate enough to have our own small pipe band in Dufftown. Come and hear them play in the Square or in The Royal British Legion at approx 20:00.

Dufftown Highland Games

Saturday July 26th

A full programme of traditional events, spectacular massed pipe bands, highland dancing, tug-o-war competition, Ben Rinnes 5 Tops Hill Race, Overseas Visitor's Dream Race, Children's Races etc.  There is also a Tea Tent and Licensed Beer Tent as well as various attractive side-stalls. For more details go to: www.dufftownhighlandgames.com

Dufftown Flower Show

Sept 7th 

A colourful spectacle of high quality home grown flowers, vegetables pot plants and fruit. There will be teas on sale and raffles. For more details click onto www.dufftownflowershow.co.uk

Autumn Speyside Whisky Festival

Sept 25th ~ Sept 29th Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun.& Mon.

Five days of whisky-filled fun. The programme of bookable events is available online here

Hogmanay Ceilidh

December 31st

Commercial Hotel Hall. For more details contact 01340 820313

 

For more events in the Speyside area click on www.greaterspeyside.com

For Grampian & Highlands click here

Dates may vary so please check with event organiser.