This evening, I have chosen the Highland town of Grantown-on-Spey as my theme.

Grantown ranks as my favourite town in the Speyside area which in turn is known for fishing (salmon), grouse shooting, deer stalking and whisky making. Some 40pct of Scotland’s distilleries are located on Speyside.

I have become very familiar with Grantown as a function of my small group whisky tours. I use the town as a base for visiting various Speyside distilleries including the likes of Aberlour, Balvenie, Glenfiddich, Macallan, Glen Grant, Glenlivet and many more. There are also castles and stunning scenery to view.

Speyside View

As a destination Grantown impresses as ‘high end’ with many good hotels, guest houses and restaurants to choose from. On the downside Grantown is not immune from extreme winter conditions due a combination of altitude and latitude and did suffer from extreme cold and heavy snow in the winter of 2009-2010 which caused extensive property damage and communication difficulties. Below is an image of Grantown and a video can be found here.

Grantown-on-Spey

 

I tend to visits Grantown at least twice each year and look forward to further visits in the future.

Elsewhere today I have been working on various tours, viz:

  • A new battlefields enquiry from the Army.
  • A self-drive tour of Scotland for a S. African couple.
  • Itinerary for a group tour from a  cruise ship

Also posted information on Smith family history to my Glasgow Ancestry blog.

Lots more to keep me busy tomorrow!

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