Fishing on River Spey
Fishing on River Spey, Scotland
This evening, I am focusing on Speyside, an area in the central Highlands of Scotland containing a rich diversity of interests, attractions and scenery. This is the single largest whisky producing areas with some 45 distilleries, there is also wildlife, skiing (in season), climbing in the Cairngorms, salmon fishing on the eponymous River Spey, castles, hiking, water-sports, opportunities for photography and much more.Some of the key towns in this area are Aviemore, Grantown-on-Spey  and Dufftown.
In course of a year I arrange a number of whisky tours  to the area visiting such distilleries as Glenfiddich, Glenlivet, Macallan, Strathisla and Balvenie.
Here is a typical Speyside landscape view.
Speyside Scenery

Speyside Scenery, Scotland

Here is Balvenie Castle which, unusually for a Scottish Castle, was never subject to a hostile siege. For the visitor this castle is conveniently located close to Glenfiddich Distillery.
Balvenie Castle, Speyside

Balvenie Castle, Speyside, Scotland

Here is a typical Spring scene with the arrival of newborn lambs.
Lambs, Speyside

Lambs, Speyside, Scotland

Here is a view of a snow covered Glenfarclas Distillery.
Glenfarclas Distillery in Winter

Glenfarclas Distillery in Winter, Scotland

Here is the traditional maltings floor at Balvenie Distillery.
Maltings Floor, Balvenie Distillery

Maltings Floor, Balvenie Distillery, Dufftown

This is the centre of Dufftown duly decoratated for the Dufftown Whisky Festival.
Dufftown, Speyside

Dufftown, Speyside, Scotland

Here is a whisky tasting in process at Glenfiddich Distillery, one of Scotland’s largest.
Tasting at Glenfiddich Distillery

Tasting at Glenfiddich Distillery, Scotland

Speyside is a great spot and deserving of inclusion in a Scotland Tour.
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