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Welcome to the highest village in the highlands
The annual Tomintoul and Glenlivet Walking Festival returns for another year
Welcome to our website, made by the community to help promote what a wonderful place Tomintoul is to visit! Please explore to find out what our lovely little village has to offer, and get to know the people that make their livings here. If you would like to find out more about the history of the area, please, read on!
Tomintoul, located on the Crown Estate of Glenlivet, was planned and built in 1776 by the 4th Duke of Gordon. The Duke’s plan can still be seen today in the wide main street and central square but the flax and linen industry which was intended to support the inhabitants never succeeded, perhaps not surprising as Tomintoul (57 deg 15m. N / 3 deg.22m W) lies at a height of 1170 ft. (356m) and is the highest village in the Highlands of Scotland. Located centrally in the Cairngorms National Park, Tomintoul now proudly claims to be the North East gateway to the Park.
Tomintoul House
Tomintoul Village
The area is high (for the UK!) and winter snows can last late into the spring, but the high Cairngorms to the South West intercept much of the rain and the area is in fact one of the drier areas of Scotland. This is farming country, principally sheep and beef cattle, but the area is better known for the most successful industry – whisky distilling. The secluded hills provided many secure sites for producing illicit spirit, while the tracks provided quiet routes out of the Glen for a product whose quality drew a steady, if illegal, demand. When distilling was legalised in 1823, George Smith a local farmer, obtained the first licence to set up a distillery on his farm near Minmore. Today the successor of his original distillery has the sole right to call its product “The Glenlivet” and the reputation of whisky produced in the glen extends world-wide.

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It’s time to brush off the cobwebs, dust off the collection of maps, and make your way to the annual Tomintoul and Glenlivet Walking Festival. What could be better than getting your friends together and packing up your travel essentials like the vacuum canister and heading out to the vent of the century? The answer is absolutely nothing. So, get up, starting packing, and make your way to enjoying some Glenlivet Malt Whisky!

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You and your friends made plans to visit Tomintoul, and you can’t wait to soak up the sunshine and enjoy the Highlands of Scotland at their best. However, your company car’s insurance is up, and you need to find the best car insurance policy sooner than later. By checking out some car insurance quotes online, you can get the best deal and even save up some cash for the road trip!

What to Pack for Your Working Holiday

Your boss needs you to go to Tomintoul for a meeting with a client. Since you haven’t had a break in a while, you want to take advantage of this trip to have some fun and maybe hike a mountain or enjoy some alone time at a Lakeside resort. However, you first need to pack your best work boots, laptop, a few extra clothes, and then you’re off to enjoy some time away from the city!

What to Pack for Your Babymoon

Your husband just booked a flight to Glenlivet for your Babymoon, and you can’t wait to get away from the hustle and bustle of the streets. Since you don’t want to leave your other baby, you need to ensure that you get a convertible car seat and stroller for her. By checking out some convertible car seat reviews online, you can get the best deal and ensure your child is safe as you travel to one of the most beautiful destinations in the world!

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