Stretching from the Cairngorm Mountains to the wide sandy beaches of the Moray Firth, Speyside and Moray hosts a region rich in tradition, a community with a reputation for hospitality and a landscape of stunning varieties. The City of Elgin is the largest centre and the area is easily accessible from Inverness and Aberdeen airports, and the Scottish Railway network; Moray Speyside is also just a stone’s throw from Aviemore.
We couldn’t talk about Speyside without mentioning the whisky. Speyside contains over half the distilleries in Scotland, many of them open to the public and there’s also a burgeoning gin scene. Pioneers like Carounn in Cromdale and Gordon Castle in Fochabers have lead the way for other artisan gin makers and our tours wouldn’t be Speyside if they didn’t explore the rich whisky heritage of the region along the way.
The River Spey forms the spine of the area, flowing from the high, mountain wildernesses of the central highlands through the pine forests of Strathspey towards the sea.