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.
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- Great Article On the Best Electric Wheelchair
- This equity release calculator from SovereignBoss.co.uk
- We recommend the electric scooters found here for getting around.
- There’s always dust in the Highlands, so you need the best cordless vacuum. It keeps things neat!
- We’ve recently found a great way to save on car insurance, so you should also review yours!
- This is the best driving school we’ve come across.
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.
Our recent projects
A new running event for Tomintoul is coming this summer – a race covering 10km of our beautiful area.
Between the 27th and 31st August 2015 professional mountain guides will be taking groups out to some of the most scenic areas