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  • Distilleries

    Knockando

    Knockando Distillery is an old fashioned traditional distillery that has retained its human touch. Located in Morayshire amidst the hills along the River Spey, the distillery is perched on a high wooded bank between present day villages of Knockando and Archiestown in Speyside. The name Knockando originates from the Gaelic phrase "cnoc an dhu" which means "little black hill".

  • Aberdeen and Grampian

    Craigellachie

    Craigellachie is a small village that goes back to 1750's and is situated in the middle of Speyside in the Highlands of Scotland. The name of the town means "Rocky Hill" which describes its location well, as Craigellachie can be found situated on and around two river valleys. Aberlour village is relatively close to Craigellachie and can easily be reached by foot if you are keen to do ...

  • Aberdeen and Grampian

    Aberlour

    Aberlour is a small village found in the Speyside District and in the region of the Highlands in Scotland. The full name of the village, which has a population of about 1,092, is Charlestown of Aberlour. The name of the village comes from its founder Mr. Charles Grant of Elchies who named it after his son in 1812.

  • Distilleries

    Dalwhinnie

    The highest distillery in Scotland is located at Dalwhinnie in Inverness-shire at an elevation of 1073 feet. The little town lies midway between Perth and Inverness in a glen with the Monadhlaith Mountains on the one side, the Forest of Atholl, the Cairngorms and the Grampians to the other. It was a popular haunt of smugglers and cattle drovers on their way to the markets of the south – in ...

  • Nature Reserves

    Insh Marshes National Nature Reserve

    Insh Marshes National Nature Reserve, located near Kingussie and Kincraig, is a very important wetland covering some 837ha. The River Spey runs right through the Insh Marshes which are part of a natural floodplain in the region. This biologically vital marshland was declared a National Nature Reserve in the year 2003. You certainly don't want to miss seeing this marvelous natural region and ...

  • Distilleries

    Tamdhu Distillery

    In the heart of Speyside, on the banks of the River Spey is a distillery whose name does not begin with Glen…This is Tamdhu, Gaelic for ‘Little Dark Hill’, set in the Spey valley. It was founded in 1897 by a consortium of local distillers and was sold a couple of years later to Highland Distillers, who still own Tamdhu. Lying between Knockando and Archiestown in the Highlands of Scotland, ...

  • Attractions

    Scotland Lochs and Rivers

    Due to its long coastline, plentiful rivers and large inland lakes, the people of Scotland have long been involved in fishing and ship building. Today there are still quite a few fishing hamlets as well as many large cities which have evolved from their prominent positions by strategically important waterways.