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 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!"

What's New

Autumn Speyside Whisky Festival

The Autumn Speyside Whisky Festival will take place 21 to 25 September 2017. Building on the success of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival earlier this month (2018 dates 3 to 7 May 18), Dufftown 2000 will be providing their usual quality events to support the festival including bus tours to distilleries, tasting and a mini beer whisky and gin fair and the dramble around the 7 stills of Dufftown.  The programme of events will be available on the online booking system from the end of Jul 17.

Create an Artwork Inspired by John Scott's Work

The Art Competition organised by Debbie Moir was a great success. The art exhibition was displayed in the Mortlach Memorial Hall 9 to 14 April. The winners in the various catergories were:

  • Pre School and Primary 1-3 - Charlie Durno Glenlivet School
  • Primaries 4-5  - Hannah Gray Mortlach School
  • Primary 6-7  - Nancy Stewart Mortlach Achool
  • Secondary 1-2  - Megan Davidson Speyside High
  • Adults - Lois Bee

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all the children and adults who took part in the competition.

Scotch Hopping in Scotland

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!

A Night on the Dufftown

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.  

The Clock Tower, Dufftown