Discover spring activities in the Cairngorms

Spending spring in the Cairngorms National Park

With Easter just around the corner, we are all looking forward to warmer weather. Bulbs are sprouting despite the seesaw weather and that gives us hope that things are about to change.

Certainly, Grantown’s businesses are gearing up for spring and beyond, with new events and some new faces in the town. It’s a great time to plan a quick getaway and there’s loads of reasons to pick Grantown-on-Spey. Here’s some fantastic ideas for spending time in our town.

The taste of a new distillery

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival kicks off on April 26 and Grantown is a great place to base yourself for the duration. The town is in easy reach of many events and there’s even whisky experiences to be had on our doorstep.

The Cairn is holding a series of exclusive tastings and tours at their brand new location on the outskirts of Grantown. The lucky participants will get to taste four exclusive whiskies devised by Gordon & MacPhail’s master blenders. These drams reflect the expected taste of The Cairn’s future releases and they will be matched with a range of tapas showing the best Scottish food. Yummy!

Tickets cost £100 and you can choose from dates on April 27-May 1 when you book online.

Local drinks producer Angel’s Nectar is also taking part in the festival and will be offering free samples at The Speyside Centre on April 30, 12pm-4pm.

Inspired by the story of the angels’ share – that the amount lost to evaporation during maturation – Angels’ Nectar is the creation of Highfern Ltd’s Robert Ransom. His series of limited editions showcase contrasting styles of Scotch whisky through single and blended malts.


Learn more about Grantown’s history

Grantown Museum and Heritage Trust reopen their doors on April 1 and we’re looking forward to hearing about their new shows aimed at boosting our knowledge of Highland history.

The permanent collections are essential to understanding the development of Grantown since its founding in 1775. And the brilliant Adventures in Costume is always a real treat. Pick your favourite period drama, from Outlander to Bridgerton, and get dressed up like its stars.

You can see the amazing range of costumes on the museum website.



Relax in front of the big screen

Of course, we might still be getting snow in April (fingers crossed not…) so you’ll need an indoor option too.

Grantown Community Cinema has a great range of films on their schedule, including some for children. Head to their website to find the next screening.


Trucking it in Grantown

And finally, one of the town’s best loved events will be back in 2023. Truck In2 Grantown taking place on May, with a spectacular line-up of big vehicles due to be on show – including lorries and cranes. And there will be lots of food and trade stalls to keep you entertained.

You can find all the details on the Truck In2 Grantown Facebook page.


We look forward to seeing you!

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