Days out… in Keith

inkeith-daysoutThere’s always lots going on in Keith, be it coffee mornings and sales, or sporting events and concerts. Check on our What’s On guide for a flavour of what’s going on.

The two biggest events in the town’s calendar are the Traditional Music and Song  Association (TMSA) Festival weekend held in June every year and the two day Keith Country Show, held in August.

At Strathisla Distillery, we’ve got the oldest working distillery in the Highlands and lots of visitors make tracks to the Keith and Dufftown Railway.

Here’s some more ways to get a taste of Keith and Strathisla.

Heritage — The area is rich in history and the town is fortunate to have a skilled collective of volunteers who work tirelessly – and very professionally – to capture the area’s heritage.

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Turning back the clock

Turning back the clock!

Walks – Walking is one of the best forms of exercise and Keith has a great range of routes linking town with the surrounding countryside. These have been outlined in the Walks Around Keith leaflets, available from Keith Library.

Outdoor Pursuits – Whether using the four wheels of a quad bike or horse power out on a trek, or even taking to a loch in a canoe, there’s lots of interesting ways to get to know the area a bit better.

Places to Visit –Fancy spending some time in our traditional shopping centre which has conservation status, or how about a chance to sample a dram and find out more about the whisky industry?

Quad Biking in Mulben

Using four wheeled fun to explore Mulben

You can also enjoy a leisurely train trip to nearby Drummuir or Dufftown, as a passenger on the heritage railway located in the heart of the town. The Spirit of Speyside engine and coaches pass by some of Banffshire’s most scenic countryside, where wildlife is abundant.