Attractions in Speyside

Lovers of the Great Outdoors will find Speyside packed with fun activities for every time of year –
from skiing to wildlife tours, golf to fishing, and canoeing to archery.

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Highland Games

Highland Games

Aberlour »

Aberlour Highland Games

Aberlour Highland Games

Saturday 5th August 2017
Aberlour High School Playing Fields
Events include:
Light Field, Heavy Events, Caber Tossing, Massed Pipe Bands, Highland Dancing, Children's Fancy Dress

For more information please contact the Joint Secretaries:
Brian Cameron / Julie Comins
Tel: 01340 810844

Dufftown »

Dufftown Highland Games

Dufftown Highland Games

Last Saturday in July Every Year
Mortlach School Sports Field, Dufftown
Events include:
Running, Heavy Weights, Solo Piping, Light Field, Highland Dance
Ben Rinnes 5 tops Hill Race, Overseas Visitors Race.

For more information contact the Secretary:
A. Brown, St. Margarets, Balvenie Street, Dufftown, AB55 4AX
Tel: 01340 820342

Tomintoul »

Tomintoul Highland Games

Tomintoul Highland Games

Saturday 15th July, 2017
Public Park, Tomintoul
Events include:
Solo Piping, Highland Dancing, Heavy & Track Events, Tominabat Hill Race, Children's Fancy Dress in Evening.

For more information please contact the Secretary: Ms Patricia Grant, Monriack, 18 Main Street, Tomintoul, AB37 9EX
Tel: 01807 580407
Email: tomintoulhighlandgames@hotmail.co.uk
Web:   www.tomintoulhighlandgames.co.uk

The Highland Games listed are only the games that take place in Speyside and if you wish to know more about the games
please visit:

Scottish Highland Games Association

Art and Craft Activities

Speyside Locations »

Art and Craft Holidays

Art and Craft Holidays

We showcase professional artists and craftspeople who run workshops in their own studios throughout the Highlands of Scotland.
Whether you are visiting the Highlands or are local, you can choose from short taster sessions to one or two-day courses, or even have a course designed for you, confident that the workshops are run by artists who are experts in their craft.

There are a number of Art & Craft Workshops
available throughout Speyside.

Check the Diary of Events for what's available.
or click the links to the left.

Adventure Activities

Glenlivet »

The Glenlivet Estate

Here at Glenlivet amidst open expanses of heather covered hills, clear rushing burns and rivers, sheltered straths, glens and woodlands, you will find some of the finest scenery in the Grampian Highlands. You can enjoy excellent walking, cycling, horse riding and skiing on an extensive network of waymarked trails, but above all you can enjoy a wonderful sense of peace, quiet and open space. Glenlivet welcomes you to explore its tracks and byways and rich diversity of wildlife.

Mulben »

The House of Mulben

You will have a day to remember at House of Mulben, we guarantee it. From action packed quad biking to the more relaxed activities of archery and fishing. To the extreme sport of The Mountain Ball to the challenging off road driving course and fun sport of clay pigeon shooting, we are waiting to welcome you to a great day out in the freedom and beauty of the countryside in Speyside Scotland.

Glenlivet »

argocat tours

The Glenlivet Hill Trek

On our treks, you will learn about local history, encounter native wildlife and view spectacular scenery as we slowly traverse the hills and glens in the comfort of the Argocat. We will transport you to areas of outstanding beauty, wilderness and solitude. Leave your mobile phone and worries behind as you breathe in the pure mountain air and enjoy a thoroughly relaxing Highland experience.

Drummuir »

Loch Park Adventure Centre

At Loch Park, the visitor can enjoy a range of activities under the direction of qualified staff. We can offer kayaking, canoeing, raft building, fishing, gorge walking, a ropes course and archery all in one place.

Tomintoul »

Lecht Ski Centre

The Lecht Ski Centre

Lecht 2090 is based 2090 feet (645m) above sea level amid the beauty of the Eastern Cairngorms. The Lecht Activity Centre is situated in the heart of Scotland’s largest National Park at the top of the pass between Tomintoul and Strathdon. The previously infamous road between Tomintoul and Cockbridge is one of the highest main roads in the UK and the hills around rise up to 2,700ft (775m). This natural playground offers exciting outdoor activities for both the summer and winter seasons and the local staff are keen to make sure you have an enjoyable day out on the hills.

This is by no means an exhaustive list
of adventure activities in Speyside.
There are many activities for you to discover.

Walking Festivals

Moray Walking Festival »

MOray Walking Festival

Moray Wide

From Coast to Mountain, Moray offers a rich variety of landscapes for walkers to enjoy. Picture yourself strolling along clifftops over long sandy beaches watching out for the famous Moray Firth dolphins, or scrambling up a hilltop in the footsteps of whisky smugglers, or ambling along old railway tracks through ever-changing scenery and wildlife.

Tomintoul & Glenlivet Walking Festival »

Tomintoul Glenlivet Walking Festival

Tomintoul & Glenlivet

Join us at the ‘friendly festival’ on some spectacular walks and cycling in the Cairngorm National Park. Offering a wide ranging programme for walkers of all capabilities with most of the walks being very local to Tomintoul / Glenlivet. Our emphasis is placed on you enjoying your time in our fantastic area.


Dufftown »

dufftown golf course

Dufftown Golf Course

The 7th hole is one of the shortest holes in Scotland at 67 yards off the visitors tee across a deep gully and has been described as a testing picturesque little hole. The 9th tee is one of the highest in the UK at 1,294 feet above sea level, while the stunning 10th tee stands at 1,213 feet and has a vertical drop of 339ft from tee to green.

Ballindalloch »

ballindalloch golf course

Ballindalloch Castle Golf Course

This magnificent Championship standard golf course has been designed by Donald Steel and Tom Mackenzie, both internationally recognised golf course architects. They have created a heady mix of challenging golf and aesthetic appeal, just as they have done at their other famous Scottish design, the Carnegie Course at Skibo Castle.

Rothes »

rothes golf course

Rothes Golf Course

Rothes Golf Course was opened in 1990 through the hard work and perseverance of the members of Rothes Golf Club which had been established many years before. Located in the heart of the Spey Valley, an attractive 9 hole inland course, built on parkland featuring lush tree-lined fairways overlooks wonderful panoramic views of the Spey Valley and the friendly village of Rothes

Come and play on our championship standard course
or come and play on the highest course in the UK,
whichever course you play you can be assured that
you are teeing off in some of the most spectacular
scenery in the UK.


Ballindalloch »


Ballindalloch Estate

The steep banks of the Spey and Avon glens and mature hardwoods allow driven pheasants to be shown well to lines of guns. The edge of the moor is particularly well suited to driven partridge shooting. The native birchwood and rough ground offer remarkable roe buck stalking and walked-up shooting.

Craigellachie »

arndilly estate

Arndilly Estate

Extending from Craigellachie to Rothes with a large variety of scenic views of the surrounding countryside and following the renowned River Spey famous for its salmon fishing and including all the moorland of Ben Aigan, the estate is a combination of big fields, woodlands of very old trees, grouse moors and farming

Knockando »

knockando estate

Knockando Estate

Shooting at Knockando is conducted under the supervision of the Estate Gamekeeper, Willie Smith, and can be booked through the main Estate Office. Deer Stalking for both Roe and Red deer can be enjoyed throughout the estate. Driven Pheasant Shoots – can be arranged between November and January for parties of 8 guns.

Glenlivet »


Dell Glenlivet Clay Pigeon Shooting

Situated on a well planned 50 acre wooded area, The Dell Glenlivet Clay Pigeon Shoot offers a wide range of shooting positions and targets to suit both novice and experienced shooter.

Tomintoul »

delnobo estate

Delnabo Estate

Deer stalking, rough shooting and fishing in the spectacular surroundings of the Delnabo Estate in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland. Delnabo is one of the few estates that offers country sporting enthusiasts a range of excellent hunting and fishing opportunities in the Cairngorms National Park by special arrangement.

Most of the Estates listed also provide a range of other
sporting activities including fishing.


Aberlour »

wester elchies

Wester Elchies

John Ashley-Cooper said that Wester Elchies has perhaps the finest pools of all. The beat is approximately 2.4 miles long and is a single bank on the left of the river Spey. Although secluded, access is easy with a road running beside the river to most pools. Wester Elchies is split into two beats each fished by 3 rods and anglers change daily after lunch. There are two huts both have cooking facilities and a fridge.

Rothes »


Glen of Rothes Trout Fishery

Glen of Rothes has 6 acres of water and provides excellent Stillwater bank fishing for Rainbow trout, as well as for Browns, Blue rainbows and Brook trout. The lochs are mainly fly only, but there is a dedicated coarse loch with superb quality Carp, bream, orfe and tench and is the only coarse loch in the area and a seperate bait loch suitable for families with rainbow trout.

Tomintoul »

river avon fishing

River Avon Fishing Association

The Richmond and Gordon have Three stretches of water. The upper beats (Richmond) run the junction of the Avon with the Conglass Water on both banks, to the suspension footbridge below the Tomintoul distillery. The lower beat (Gordon) runs from the Altnaglander Burn at the Altnaglander picnic site on the right bank only, to the junction with the River Livet.

Aberlour »

river spey trout salmon fishing

Fishing the River Spey

The association water sits on the right bank of the lower middle Spey, opposite Wester Elchies, which John Ashley-Cooper once described as having "perhaps the finest pools of all", while immediately above and below are Kinermony and Craigellachie. The association water can be expected to offer fine fishing, particularly during the prime spring and early summer months of May and June.

undiscovered speyside
undiscovered speyside