Fishing and distillery tours not your thing?

The Spey has a fascinating history to learn about.

Penny Lawson - October 3, 2019

As a taster, have a look at this story on the ‘timmer floaters’, gangs of hardy workers who risked life and limb transporting rafts of logs from the Scots pine forests of the upper catchment to the ship yards at the coast. This website also gives details of guided walks to hear and see more about the history of the river in the Aberlour area.

Other good places to visit to find out about past times in and around the Strathspey and Speyside include the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore, Grantown museum, the new Tomintoul Discovery Centre and the Tugnet Ice House at Spey Bay, the largest in the country by far.