Wild History and Whisky Tours

Wild History and Whisky Tours are unique – we take a holistic look at the local history and environment that make up the whisky region of Speyside, whilst enjoying some excellent tours and tastings at selected distilleries that incorporate the local ‘tale’.

2 Day Tour
Mountains to Sea, Speyside Distilled

Day 1 - Cairns to Castles, The Barley Lands of Moray, is spent investigating the ancient history of Laich of Moray, the fertile coastal plain ...
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3 Day Tour
Whisky and Wool, the Making of Speyside

Day 1 - Hidden Seminary and Illicit Stills, The Secret Life of Glenlivet - is spent in the remote Glenlivet area of upland Speyside where ...
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Who We Are

The tours are led by Dr Kathy Ader, Principal of Northern Ecological Services (NES). Kathy has run NES, a high profile and successful Scottish based ...
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We concentrate on places slightly off the beaten track that encapsulate the local story, engaging with local people and businesses, providing insightful and unique visitor experiences. You will come away with an understanding of how the landscape has been fashioned by history, and the place whisky has in this. Numbers on the tours are kept low to provide a more personal experience.

In 2019 we are offering tours focused on Speyside and plan extend to the northern distilleries and Deeside in 2020.

What we offer

We offer our Mountains to Sea, Speyside Distilled two-day tour and our Whisky and Wool, the Making of Speyside three-day tour. Click the links above for summary itineraries. Tours are select and small – with no more than four people in the very comfortable seven seaterVolvo XC90 SUV. Up to six people can be taken on private tours, with two seated in the third row of seats (access to which is not suitable for people with limited mobility).

The two-day tour is based from Lossiemouthon the Moray coast, from accommodation of your choosing – we have arranged discounted accommodation at the Silversands Holiday Park at Lossiemouth as an option, https://silver-sands.co.uk/.

The three-day tour is based from Grantown-on-Spey in the Cairngorm National Park and accommodation is at the 3 star Grant Arms Hotel https://www.grantarmshotel.com/, which is offered at discounted rates. Already well known for its wildlife based holidays, the Grant Arms is the perfect place to stay for the Speyside experience.

We can also offer our beautifully located,highly rated, harbour front self-catering holiday flat at Nairn www.homeaway.co.uk/p8247431 (sleeps four) for both two and three day tours on other dates – email or phone us to discuss your requirements.