What's On in Dufftown
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 10th ~ March 28th, 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.
Old Time Dancing
Dufftown Distilleries Walk - Get off the Tourist Track!
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
First full weekend in May
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
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
A variety of walks and other outdoor activities to suit everyone. More details are available on the Festival website.
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. GBP15 per person (includes nosing glass). Please contact Gillian McGartland on +44 (0)7816070914, or for further information or to pre-book your ticket contact us using the button on the top menu. For Nosing Programme click here (Please note: Whisky nosing and tasting sessions are open to over 18s only)
Dufftown & District Pipe Band
On 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 Royal British Legion at approx 20:00.
Dufftown Highland Games
Last Saturday in July
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
Second Weekend in September
The Dufftown Horticultural Society Flower She 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
Last full Weekend in September.
Four days of whisky-filled fun. The programme of bookable events is normally available online at the end of July. Click here for the latest information.
Commercial Hotel Hall. For more details contact 01340 820313
For more events
- Speyside area click on www.morayspeuside.com
- Cairngorms National Park www.visitcairnorms.com