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Taste Cairngorms

Scotland is renowned for its unique produce and the Cairngorms National Park is the perfect place to enjoy the very best of it.

Celebrate Scotland’s fantastic natural larder and exceptional natural produce, as well as the landscapes, people and culture that make our food heritage so unique.

The Cairngorms National Park plays host to a variety of events and festivals celebrating the very best of food and drink.  Each event honours very different products but they all have one common thread – the celebration of local, top-quality produce.  Various events take place in the National Park throughout the year, providing the perfect opportunity for you to sample our fantastic local produce for yourself.



1st-6th May 2019
Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

Come and celebrate the Spirit of Speyside – its whisky, food, music, people, heritage and culture.  Distilleries, shops, bars, pubs, and entire villages welcome visitors with malt whiskies, special tastings, ceilidhs and a wide array of other entertaining events.
For five magical days immerse yourself in whisky, music, food and fun with ceilidhs and concerts, specialist whisky tours and tastings, gourmet meals, outdoor activities and fun events.

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

October 2019 Dates TBC
26th Annual Golden Spurtle - World Porridge Making Championship

The 23rd annual World Porridge Making Championships takes place in the Scottish Highland village of Carrbridge in Cairngorms National Park in October 2016.The event draws competitors from around the globe to compete for the coveted Golden Spurtle trophy and title of “World Porridge Making Champion.” It also celebrates the diversity of porridge through a speciality section.