What's On in Dufftown 2015


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 6th ~ March 31st, Sept 22nd ~ Dec 15th 19:30 ~ 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 5th May, 2nd June,7th July, 4th August & 1st Sept. 2015
  • Friday 3rd April: Dance with the David Oswald Scottish Dance Band. 8.00pm - 12.00 mid.
  • Friday 24th April: Concert/Ceilidh with Ireland's Donal Ring Jnr and Terry McCarthy in the Memorial Hall Dufftown at 8pm ~ Admission £7.00
  • Friday 2nd October: Dance with the Robert Whitehead Scottish Dance Band. 8.00pm - 12.00 mid.

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


Old Time Dancing

Jan ~ Nov Last Wednesday of each month: 28th Jan, 25th Feb, 25th March, 29th April, 27th May, 24th June, 29th July, 26th August, 30th Sept & 28th Oct. 2015.

Come along for an enjoyable evening of Old Time Dancing.

  • Saturday 4th April: - Scott Band Scottish Dance Band. 7.30pm-11.30pm.
  • Friday 24th July: - Graeme Mitchell Scottish Dance Band. 8.00-12.00 mid.
  • Saturday 3rd October: - Robert Whitehead Scottish Dance Band. 7.30pm-11.30pm.
  • Saturday 25th November: Christmas Social
  • Saturday 5th December: - Graeme Mitchell Scottish Dance Band. 7.30pm-11.30pm.

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

30th April ~ 4th May 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 16th


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 18th ~ June 28th 

A variety of walks to suit everyone. More details will be available shortly on www.moraywalkingfestival.co.uk


Whisky Nosing and Tasting

mid May ~ Sept 16th 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 7th, July 21st, 4th August and 11th August at 20:00 in The Square. On other Tuesday evenings you can go and hear them in the Royal 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 25th

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

Saturday & Sunday September 12th & 13th

This years Dufftown Horticultural Society celebrate their 130th show and this will take place over two days. Saturday from 1.30 - 5.00pm and Sunday from 11.30am - 4.45pm. 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 24th ~ Sept 28th Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun.& Mon.

Five days of whisky-filled fun. The programme of bookable events is available online from late July.


Hogmanay Ceilidh

December 31st

Commercial Hotel Hall. For more details contact 01340 820313


For more events

Dates may vary so please check with event organiser.