What's On in Dufftown 2016


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 5th ~ March 29th,  19:30 ~ 21:30

A warm welcome awaits all visitors at the Memorial Hall when Dufftown Country Scottish Dance Club hold their classes 19.30-21.30. Come and join in the traditional Scottish dancing and traditional music.

  • Summer Dancing: Tuesdays 7.30 - 10.00pm 3rd May, 7th June, 5th July, 2nd August & 6th Sept. 2016
  • Scottish Country Dances: Friday 1st April 8.00pm-12.00mid James Coutts Scottish Dance Band
  •                                         Friday 30th Sept. 8.00-12.00mid Ian Muir Scottish Dance Band

For further details contact: Gary Coull Tel: 07834690410 or Email: garycoull@hotmail.com or visit www.dufftowndanceclub.com  www.facebook.com/dufftownscdc


Old Time Dancing

Jan ~ Nov Last Wednesday of each month: 27th Jan, 24th Feb, 30th March, 27th April, 25th May, 29th June, 27th July ,31st August, 28th Sept & 26th Oct, 30th Nov. 2016.

  • Old Time Dances: Sat 2nd April 7.30-11.30pm Ewan Galloway Scottish Dance Band
  •                             Friday 29th July 8.00pm-12.00mid. Ian Cruickshanks Scottish Dance Band
  •                             Sat 1st Oct 7.30-11.30pm  Gordon Brown Scottish Dance Band
  •                             Sat 3rd Dec 7.30-11.30pm Graeme Mitchell Scottish Dance Band


Come along for an enjoyable evening of Old Time Dancing.

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

28th April ~2nd 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 21st


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 16th ~ June 26th 

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


Whisky Nosing and Tasting

mid June ~mid  Sept  Every Wednesday

Every Wednesday at 20:00 in the Commercial Hotel Hall throughout the summer there will be a nosing & tasting evening. GBP12 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)


Dufftown  & District Pipe Band

Dates for 2016 - 5th & 19th July, 2nd & 16th August. Come and hear them at 20:00~20:30 in The Square. On other Tuesday evenings, or if it's raining on the nights they are programmed to play in the Square, 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 30th

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 10th & 11th

This years Dufftown Horticultural Society celebrate their 131st 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 223rd ~ Sept 26th , Fri, Sat, Sun.& Mon.

Four 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.