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Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival  3rd-7th May 2018

First launched in 1999, the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival's annual celebration of Scotland's national drink has developed into one of the largest events of its kind anywhere in the world. With a programme of around 500 whisky-inspired events over 5 days, the Festival is a mecca for the curious beginner and the whisky connoisseur alike. 

Festival events take place throughout Speyside, the biggest whisky producing region in Scotland, located in the Moray area in the North-East of the county between Aberdeen and Inverness.

Event venues are as varied as the experiences on offer - distilleries old and new, charming village halls, local whisky bars, historic castles, old steadings and the great outdoors – each guaranteeing an authentic experience. With activities taking place from Elgin in the North, Kingussie in the South to Keith in the East and Forres in the West, following the length of the River Spey to the sea (one of National Geographic's 'greatest coastlines'), the Festival brings this renowned whisky region to life as visitors from 54 countries are welcomed, greeted by locals as old friends. 

Over the years, the Festival has developed close links with many Speyside businesses and communities who help to fund the festival. It is a true team effort to deliver an ever-improving range of events and services to make the five days of the Festival a truly unforgettable experience.

For full details please visit:

Benromach Distillery Tours
Our local distillery, situated just a few minutes walk from the Hotel,  see the Whisky making process for yourself and sample a wee dram or two!  Use your new found knowledge in Ramnee bar, where you can find a wide selection of Benromachs to sample along with an array of Scottish malts.

Dallas Dhu Distillery Tours

Situated on the outskirts of Forres this historic distillery offers tours for visitors to see just how the Whisky making process is carried out.  For more information visit

European Pipe Band Championships  Grant Park  Forres  Saturday 30 June 2018

            10:00 am – 5:30 pm
European Pipe Band Championships @ Grant Park | Forres | Scotland | United Kingdom

A fun-filled day for all the family – it’s Forres’s biggest one-day event – as over a hundred pipe bands compete to be crowned European Pipe Band Champions.

Forres Highland Games- Grant Park Forres Saturday 7 July 2018

            12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Forres Highland Games @ Grant Park | Forres | Scotland | United Kingdom

Traditional Highland Games with massed Pipe Bands, Tug o’ War, Heavy events, Solo Piping, Athletics, Highland dancing Grass Cycling, a road Race and Pipe band competition.

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