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

Whisky Nosing & Tasting Evenings 2015

To celebrate Whisky Month we are hosting 3 Whisky Nosing & Tasting Evenings in May this year.  The first one takes place on Wednesday 13th May at 20:00 in the Commercial Hotel Hall when David Mair, Brand Ambassador of Balvenie Distillery, will be presenting a wonderful selection of their single malt whiskies.

On Wednesday 20th May it will be hosted by Macallan at 20:00 in the Commercial Hotel Hall

On Wednesday 27th May it will be hosted by Glen Moray at 20:00 in the Commercial Hotel Hall

The Summer Nosing & Tasting Evenings will commence on the 1st July, the programme will be on the web shortly.

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.  

Autumn Speyside Whisky Festival 2015

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2015 was another great success and we at Dufftown 2000 are now at the planning stage for our Autumn festival which takes place from 24th til 28th September this year.  The online booking programme usually goes live around the end of July so bookmark this page if you're planning to come. Meanwhile, if you haven't already booked accommodation, we would advise you to do so without delay.

The Clock Tower, Dufftown