Dufftown 2000 Ltd

Background

Dufftown 2000 Ltd is a Company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. The Company is a ‘not for profit distribution organisation’. Dufftown 2000 Ltd was established in 1995 to promote Dufftown as a mainstream tourism location in Moray. Its main aim is to arrange events throughout the year to support tourism especially during the shoulder months and in doing so, provide general prosperity to the Town. The event organisers are all volunteers who give their time freely for the overall benefit of the Town.

Tourism Events

Dufftown 2000 Ltd organise a number of events throughout the year which include:

  • 2 Whisky Festivals
  • Whisky nosing and tasting events during the summer months
  • Christmas and Hogmanay celebrations in the winter
  • Christmas lights along the main thoroughfares of the Town

The Whisky Festivals in May and September generate significant income for all businesses in the Town including:

  • Serviced and self-catering accommodation providers
  • Restaurants, cafes and retailers in Dufftown and the surrounding area.

Funds generated through these activities are used to support local groups and activities, which include:

  • The Dufftown Pipe Band
  • The Annual Run for Life
  • The Dufftown Flower tubs initiative
  • The Dufftown Whisky & Heritage Centre. 

List of Directors

  • Gordon Haughton (Company Secretary)
  • Ian Millar
  • Glo Ramon
  • René Ramon
  • Ann Hewawitharana
  • Andy Cameron
  • Jean Smart
  • Steve Oliver
  • Karen Vidler

Committee Members

  • Karen Vidler (Chairperson)
  • Andy Cameron (Vice Chairman)
  • Gordon Haughton (Treasurer)
  • Steve Crompton (Secretary)
  • Steve Oliver (Minute Secretary/website)
  • Gillian McGarthland (Membership Secretary)
  • Ann Hewawitharana
  • Jean Smart
  • Andrea Fuller
  • Stephen Rhodes
  • Michelle Myron
  • Lee Bowers
  • Zoe Bowers
  • Jo Crompton
  • Debbie Moir