Mortlach, Speyside

Mortlach, Speyside, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on the village of Mortlach, near Dufftown in Speyside. This is the heart of Scotland’s whisky industry.

The key features of Mortlach are:

  • A very ancient Christian settlement contemporary with Whithorn and Iona, i.e.back to around the 6th century AD. The current church building incorporates features dating back to the 13th century.

    Mortlach Church, Speyside

    Mortlach Church, Speyside, Scotland

Dufftown Distillery, a major producer of whisky for blending.

Dufftown Distillery, Mortlach
Dufftown Distillery, Mortlach, Speyside

Giant’s Chair Walk embracing a wooded gorge, waterfall¬†and river.

Waterfall, Giant's Chair Walk
Waterfall, Giant’s Chair Walk, Mortlach

Looking slightly further afield, options for the visitor include Balvenie Castle, Glenfiddich Distillery, Balvenie Distillery, Speyside Cooperage and the Keith and Dufftown Railway.

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