Speyside whisky festival

Speyside Whisky Festival 2018

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Held annually during the first long weekend in May, the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival invites visitors to celebrate Scotland’s national drink through an inventive and wide-ranging programme of whisky inspired events – some educational, all of them fun!


The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, launched in 1999, encourages whisky novices, enthusiasts and connoisseurs to discover the passion behind the world's finest single malt whiskies in Speyside, the largest whisky producing region of Scotland. 

Now entering its 19th year, the festival is attended by visitors from across the globe, delivering a programme of almost 500 inspired events - exclusive distillery tours, tutored tastings, talks, whisky auctions and fairs, outdoor adventures by foot, canoe or argocat, traditional ceilidhs, fine dining dinners, live music and crafts - and everything in between!


We are proud to support Speyside Whisky Festival, and we want to let you know just how easy it is to get to and from the festival events with our services.   

Download our Speyside Whisky Festival Travel Guide   here   and find out how you can get discounted travel throughout the festival!


Head to    to book your tickets for the festival, view the full selection of events, and plan you itenary! 


Along the way, you can also take in the picturesque lush countryside of Speyside and all it has to offer. With our comfortable, affordable and regular bus services in Speyside, you can enjoy a dram or two without the need to worry about how to get home - or to the next distillery!

 River Spey

River Spey


Service 36

Our service 36 connects Elgin with Rothes, Craigellachie, Aberlour and Dufftown   View service 36 timetable here. 

Please note that a special service 36 timetable will operate for the duration of Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival.


Glenfiddich DistilleryGlenfiddich Distillery

Service 34/34X

Our 34/34X service connects Inverness with Aviemore and Grantown-on-Spey.


Service 10 X10 and 11

Getting to Elgin couldn't be easier. Our JET 11 service   connects Inverness and Nairn with Elgin 7 days a week.

Service 10/X10 connects Aberdeen, Inverurie, Huntly and Keith with Elgin and Inverness.



Present a valid E-ticket for Speyside Whisky Festival and get your dayrider for only £4

Dayrider tickets are designed for those making several journeys in one day, providing unlimited travel. All of our dayrider tickets offer unlimited travel in your chosen area.

Those that present a valid E-ticket for the Speyside Whisky Festival will receive an extension on their dayrider ticket to cover travel for the duration of the festival.