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More buses for popular Speyside Whisky Festival

06 Apr 2018

Stagecoach North Scotland is supporting the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival in 2018 with additional services operating between Elgin and Dufftown.  

Spirit of Speyside is now in its 19th year and is set to be the biggest festival yet taking place from 3rd until 7th May. It is expected that visitors from more than 30 countries will be set to enjoy a series of events over the May holiday weekend and as a result more transport options have been added for festival-goers.

Stagecoach service 36 connects Elgin and Dufftown every hour Monday to Saturday and during the festival the service has been enhanced to operate on Sunday 6th May too. On May Day, Monday 7th May all bus services in Moray will operate to a Saturday service. 

Those who have booked to attend one of over 500 inspired events held as part of the festival can also take advantage of discounted bus travel saving over 50% from the usual fare. A day ticket for bus travel in the Moray area will cost just £4 when a valid Whisky Festival event booking is shown to the bus driver.

Mark Whitelocks, Managing Director for Stagecoach North Scotland said: "It is fantastic to see the Whisky Festival going from strength to strength and we are delighted to be able to continue to provide additional transport options over the weekend for those visiting as well as our special discounted ticket. We hope that the additional bus connections on Sunday will ensure festival goers can enjoy an extra dram as we'll take care of the driving."

John Blyth, Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Manager said: “It’s great to be working with Stagecoach again this year to provide a transport link to all our festival goers. With the hourly service it really makes sense to leave the car at home and use the Stagecoach bus service.”

Laurie Piper, Operations Manager at Moray Speyside Tourism – the region’s Destination Marketing Organisation said: “Stagecoach North Scotland’s support for this year’s festival is great news for residents and visitors to Moray - especially as using the bus means festival goers can enjoy our region’s world-famous spirit to its full without worrying how to get home!”

For more information or to download the bus timetables for the Speyside Whisky Festival visit Tickets are still available for the festival at