Scotland’s much loved Festival rolls back into town
Well it’s time to get ready, the Spirit of Speyside Festival will be here before you know it.
Held annually since May 1999, the Festival holds many different events over several different locations within the Speyside region, which is located in the north east of Scotland.
This region is split, lying partly in the Highlands of Scotland and partly in Moray. The River Spey is a rich water source for the many distilleries in these areas and also provides stunning views and wonderful wildlife and runs for over 100 miles. The entire area is steeped in history, from Castles to tales of smuggling and of course distilleries a plenty, all with a story of their own to tell.
This year the Festival runs from 30th April through to the 4th of May with a jam packed schedule, that is as diverse and inspired, as it full.
Unique in just how wide a range of, not only locations, but also events, there really is something for everyone, from whisky tastings, food pairings, guided tours, a photography competition and even a music festival, if you can’t find anything on the packed list of events you like, then you should probably check for a pulse!
The Festival aims to educate as well as provide fun events and works closely with Speyside businesses and communities to ensure that the success and enjoyment for all. The Festival is important for the region and brings in both local and international visitors, with each year more popular than the last.
Last year the Festival Celebrated the year of Homecoming Scotland 2014, this year it’s Year of Food and Drink 2015.
The Year of Food and Drink Scotland will start on 1 January 2015 and end on 31 December 2015. 2015 will build on the momentum generated by Homecoming Scotland 2014 by celebrating the role that food and drink plays in shaping our economic success. Through a series of exciting events and activities, the year will showcase Scotland’s outstanding natural larder and our reputation as a Land of Food and Drink.
The full programme of events will be revealed at the end of January, and tickets will go on sale via the website on 3rd February 2015.
Find out more about the festival here and through our articles below:
5th February 2015 – Cooking and Whisky Combine in New Competition
5th February 2015 – More than 50 SoFSWF events sell Out
4th February 2015 – Distilleries raise a toast
4th February 2015 – Top malts face taste test challenge
4th February 2015 – Shaken and stirred – Sir Sean Connery Tops SoSF Poll
8th December 2014 – Pery Zakeri Appointed as Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival administrator