Events in and around Forres

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Art Exhibition: Mary Black and Jenny Ebdy

Logie Steading Art Gallery Logie Steading, Logie

Mary and Jenny are Moray based artists who have collaborated on exhibitions on arts projects over the past 15 years. They first met as tutors in a community based art therapy project supporting people with mental health issues and went on to tutor art classes in the community. While Mary specialises in oil and acrylic ... Read more


Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival


A week of whisky-related events. Programme currently being planned. See for more details


Roseisle Distillery Tour

Roseisle Distillery Roseisle, Roseisle

This is a rare opportunity to be guided through the distillery by your host, who will share the story of its innovative process. A distillery built to meet demand, here is a chance of a lifetime to see one of the largest distilleries built in Speyside in recent years. Due to popular demand and exclusively ... Read more


Aberlour Trail

Alice Littler Car Park Aberlour, Aberlour

Come join us for a 5 mile guided trail run round the historic town of Aberlour. During this relaxed, socially paced run you'll discover local beauty spots, distilleries, great views and enjoy a celebratory dram - an Aberlour of course! (keeping - Suitable for all running abilities, good trail underfoot, well marked) Start Location - ... Read more


Classic Tour of Benromach Distillery

Benromach Distillery Invererne Road, Forres

Experience firsthand how we make our Single Malt Scotch Whisky by joining us on a tour through our traditional distillery.  Delve into our history and heritage and let your experienced host immerse you in our handcrafted methods of whisky. Tours aisting one hour start at: 10.00am 11:30am 1:30pm 3:00pm


Single Journey by train from Dufftown to Keith

Dufftown Station Station Road, Dufftown

Take a heritage train from Dufftown station to Keith Town station along a beautiful 10-mile track through forest and field and enjoy a wee dram on the way. The journey last about 40 minutes. This line is a heritage railway and is run entirely by volunteers who are passionate to keep it going. Please note ... Read more


Aberlour Hotel – Spirit of Speyside Whisky Awards

The Aberlour Hotel 87 High Street, Aberlour

Be a judge in the  Spirit of Speyside Whisky Awards - the only whisky awards in the world that places the power to crown the winning drams in the hands of the real experts; the whisky-loving public.  Our teams will be on hand to guide you through this most enjoyable and fun event.   During the blind tasting, use ... Read more


Under lock and Key

The Glenlivet Distillery Glenlivet, Ballindalloch

Join our Master Distiller, Alan Winchester, on his swansong at The Glenlivet to discover the truth behind generations of struggles between patrolling excise officers and our distillery team in this wild, rugged landscape. Along the journey you’ll meet some of Alan’s esteemed colleagues, with over 120 years of whisky experience between them, as we see ... Read more


Whisky & Seafood Experience

The Square, Aberlour High Street, Aberlour

The first of its kind at the Speyside Whisky Festival, this is a unique collaboration between two local family owned businesses, Benromach Distillery and The Bothy Bistro, to showcase some of the best hand crafted single malt paired with the freshest seafood from the Moray coast. Hop on the private mini bus and head off ... Read more


Single Journey by train from Dufftown to Keith

Keith Railway Station Keith, Moray

Take a heritage train from Dufftown station to Keith Town station along a beautiful 10-mile track through forest and field and enjoy a wee dram on the way. The journey last about 40 minutes. This line is a heritage railway and is run entirely by volunteers who are passionate to keep it going. Please note ... Read more


A Taste of Moray

Gordon & MacPhail Retail 58-60 South Street, Elgin

Locally distilled whiskies expertly matured by Gordon & MacPhail For over 120 years and through four generations of family ownership, we have built longstanding relationships with many of Speyside’s distilleries, matching spirit to our own bespoke casks to create single malt Scotch whisky of exceptional quality.  Celebrating Speyside, this tasting will comprise of single malts ... Read more


Keith to Dufftown return by train with lunch

Keith Railway Station Keith, Moray

THE WHISKY LINE RETURN FROM KEITH TO DUFFTOWN WITH LUNCH   Take a 1959 heritage diesel train from Keith Town station at 11.30 and savour a wee dram along the way while enjoying the beautiful countryside along this 10-mile route. On arrival at Dufftown station at 12.10 you will be served a light lunch at ... Read more


Star Wars and Whisky

Dowans Hotel Dowans Road, Aberlour

Is it difficult to imagine that these two passions would go hand in hand?! Join us for a tasting that promises to be as unique as each of Jabba’s tummy rolls. Pairing each whisky to a location around the Star Wars universe, we’ll leave it up to you to tell us why we’ve made the ... Read more


Beach Huts Whisky Picnic–Findhorn Beach

Findhorn Beach Huts West Beach, Findhorn

Come and join the Murray McDavid team for lunch in our brand new beach huts, which sit on the breathtaking Findhorn Beach, overlooking the Moray Firth. We’ll be providing a light lunch, some stunning drams and a glass of wine. Why not bring along your beach wear, you could even go for a dip in ... Read more


Archive tasting

The Glenlivet Distillery Glenlivet, Ballindalloch

Explore the art of maturation with an 'exclusive' tour* of our traditional bonded warehouses at The Glenlivet. Immerse yourself in the finely tuned process of cask selection and learn how the oak plays a vital role in defining our whisky. In one of our private tasting rooms, you'll enjoy an exclusive tutored tasting of a ... Read more


Sleeping Giants

Strathisla Distillery Seafield Avenue, Keith

Great whiskies have hearts of oak. Character-building, flavour-creating wooden casks racked silently in the shadows and stillness of a bonded warehouse. Each one carefully nurturing new spirit, and for as long as it takes. You really must experience the atmosphere, so for the first hour of this event Brand Ambassador Caris Simpson will accompany you ... Read more


“I did it Malt Way” by Hans Offringa: Writer in Residence

Dowans Hotel Dowans Road, Aberlour

The Dowans Hotel is proud to have a writer-in-residence this year in the person of Hans Offringa. Don’t be afraid, Hans promises not to croon like Ole’ Blue Eyes. Instead he will take you on an entertaining journey through his more than 30 year career as a whisky writer and connoisseur. Along the way, he ... Read more


AYE AYE, 80s, 90s, 00s

The Craigelachie Hotel Victoria Street, Craigellachie

Come along to the oldest Whisky hotel Speyside, The Craigellachie Hotel. Sitting at the very heart of speyside it has been a focal point for travellers for over three centuries from the original Dovers Inn to the historically important building that stands here today. Designed by Charles Doig the man responsible for the famous pagodas ... Read more


“What lies in Wait” with Ewan George & Stewart Buchanan

The Benriach Distillery Benriach, Elgin

Visit Warehouse 13 where you’ll meet our Warehouse Manager Ewan George to learn all about the Benriach casks lying in wait. Learn from Ewan’s years of experience as he shares how we create some of the finest and most eclectic whiskies in Speyside.   Ewan will be joined by our Global Brand Ambassador Stewart Buchanan ... Read more


Film Forres

Forres Town Hall Main street, Forres

08.04.22 Peter Rabbit 2 29.04.22 The Lorax 13.05.22 The Lorax 13.05.22 Ponyo 27.05.22 Inside Out 10.06.22 My Neighbour Tortoro 24.06.22 Goosebumps 08.07.22 Despicable Me 22.07.22 Monsieur Hult's Holiday

Fish Supper and Whisky at The Kimberley Inn with Murray McDavid

The Kimberley Inn 94 Findhorn, Forres

Join the Whisky Creation Team at Murray McDavid for a superb dinner and whisky pairing evening at the historic Kimberley Inn, which sits on the bay in Findhorn and was established in 1777. The Kimberley pride themselves on using locally sourced produce and the very freshest of ingredients, to create dishes that represent the very ... Read more


Coastal 10k – Beer & Pizza

East Beach Carpark Hopeman, Hopeman

Our guided 10k coastal run take you along the rugged cliffs with stunning views across the Moray Firth and along the beach with ‘fun facts’ along the way to finish at Lossiemouth’s very own craft beer tap room; Windswept. Here we will relax and enjoy your well earned beer and fresh handmade stone baked pizza ... Read more


Whisky & Scottish Cheese Tasting

The Boat Country Inn Deshar Road, Boat Of Garten

Enjoy an evening of Speyside Whisky and Scottish Cheeses that complement each perfectly. Join our whisky and cheese tasting, where you will be guided through four different expressions of whisky.  At the end of the whisky and cheese tasting you'll know which expressions you enjoy and be able to choose from 100s of whiskies behind ... Read more