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Welcome to our guide to getting around and visiting the Whisky Trail.

The Whisky Trail in Speyside boasts some of the most famous whisky distilleries in Scotland, all with a unique history. To help you get around Stagecoach Bluebird operate bus route 36 direct from Elgin bus station, which connects a selection of distilleries along the route with the rural community.

Stagecoach offers a simple single and return fare on all our buses – just tell the driver where you want to go.  There’s no need for exact money, as all our drivers carry change.

Alternatively, for unlimited travel on any Stagecoach Bluebird bus, you can use the Bluebird dayrider to hop on and off throughout the day – for more information click here.

The Malt Whisky Trail, through Speyside, is the world’s only malt whisky trail.  Along this famous trail, you will find more than half of Scotland’s malt whisky distilleries, each one with its own traditions, lore and recipes for everything from malting the barley to the height and size of its stills.

Each distillery has its own warm welcome for visitors, where you will be able to experience the sight, smell, taste and magic of each distilleries whisky.

Along the way, visitors can take in the picturesque lush countryside of Speyside and all it has to offer.

On the trail visitors can visit the historic distillery of Dallas Dhu, which was built back in 1898 to produce malt whisky for the Glasgow firm Wright and Greig’s popular ‘Roderick Dhu’ blend.  Nowadays visitors to the distillery will be able to see and hear how whisky was made, as well as try a sample dram.

The famous Glen Fiddich distillery at Craigellachie, which sits in the heart of the Highlands, and takes its name from the Gaelic for ‘Valley of the Deer’ is also easily accessed on the trail and is well worth a visit.

Little has changed since 1886, when William Grant and his nine children first built the distillery of Glenfiddich.  The same silent warehouses and steamy mash rooms produce the world’s favourite single malt Scotch whisky.

For more information visit our travel shop at Aberdeen bus station, Union Square or Elgin bus station and pick up a leaflet or click here to view the leaflet online.

Use the links on the right to view the full timetable for this route.

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