The MoraySpeyside region lies east of Inverness and Nairn, embracing the fertile agricultural coastline north of Aberdeen, and extending south to Tomintoul, set high in the magnificent Cairngorms National Park.
This is an area for relaxation and gentle pleasures, famous for its splendid salmon fishing rivers, like the Findhorn and Spey, its beautiful glens and coastal forests. There are golf courses in some of the most spectacular locations you’ll ever play, and for keen walkers, the Speyside Way.
There are wide sandy beaches to roam, pinewood forests to explore and wildlife to watch from the famous bottlenose dolphins leaping in the Moray Firth to the otters, ospreys and wildfowls
This is Malt Whisky country, with over half of Scotland’s distilleries strung along the River Spey and dotted in the surrounding countryside. There is history here too, this is Macbeth country, and you’ll find ancient communities and magnificent castles to explore. Or discover the ecovillage at Findhorn, a serious experiment in alternative living.
Small friendly communities, Highland hospitality, good food and as many drams as you care to sample, welcome to MoraySpeyside!
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