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Welcome to Whisky May!

Whisky May celebrates “the water of life”, Scotland’s national drink. Discover Scotland’s whisky heritage and our hospitality at Whisky festivals across the country.

  • Welcome to Whisky May!

    Welcome to Whisky May!

    Whisky May celebrates “the water of life”, Scotland’s national drink. Discover Scotland’s whisky heritage and our hospitality at Whisky festivals across the country.

  • What else to do in May

    What else to do in May?

    May is a great time to hire a bike and discover Scotland via the many cycle routes. Find out what else to do and see in May. Read More...

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Scotland by Month

January

Glasgow buzzes with Celtic Connections, Scotland’s premier celebration of Celtic Music. Over 300 events and 2000 artists will banish winter blues.

February

In February, cuddle up in a castle, stroll along a lonely beach, share freshly caught seafood and languish by a log fire.

March

Visit the castles and monuments that serve as a reminder of Scotland’s dramatic past.

April

Enjoy authentic, artisan food from Scotland’s delicious natural larder, and freshly caught seafood from our shores.

May

Whisky May celebrates “the water of life”, Scotland’s national drink. Discover Scotland’s whisky heritage and our hospitality at Whisky festivals across the country.

June

Summer is a great time to explore Scotland by foot, on wheels or on water. You will also see some amazing wildlife on your way!

July

See a different side of Scotland exploring our many islands. Enjoy the stunning landscapes, wildlife and culture.

August

For a whole month Edinburgh hosts the largest art festival in the world. Choose from thousands of performances. Don’t miss the Edinburgh Tattoo.

September

Experience Scotland’s music and dance at traditional music festivals across the country, as well as ceilidhs with the locals!

October

Keep a close eye on the loch waters, moors and mysterious castles during autumn. Sightings of beasties can’t be guaranteed - but it’s worth taking a look.

November

Cosy up in a snug wee guesthouse with fabulous views of the autumn landscape or find a traditional pub and chat to the friendly locals.

December

Enjoy romantic winter festivals and then dance in the New Year at our world famous Hogmanay celebrations. No-one does New Year’s Eve like the Scots!

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Scotland's Food and Drink

Food and Drink

Scotland is renowned for its unrivalled produce, and its unspoilt habitats and varied weather are perfect for producing a wide variety of high quality fresh fruit and vegetables, fish and meat and much more.

Scotch Whisky

Whisky

The earliest surviving reference to whisky dates from 1495 when James VI gave barley to monks 'wherewith to make aqua vitae’. Since then, Scotland has been synonymous with this much loved export which is as widely varied as the country itself.

Food and Drink trails

Whisky Tours

Enjoy a range of tours to Scotland's whisky distilleries and attractions to discover the secrets of making the perfect dram

Stunning beaches

What else to do in May?

May is a great time to hire a bike and discover Scotland via the many cycle routes. Find out what else to do and see in May.

Kevin's Tips

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Kevin Reid - Technician at Strathisla Distillery

I’m Kevin, I work at Strathisla Distillery, a picturesque distillery on the famous Malt Whisky Trail in Speyside in the Highlands of Scotland, the only trail of its kind in the world. My job at the distillery is to operate all aspects of the distillery process from ordering the raw ingredients to dispatching the final product. I love living in the Highlands and I enjoy the quiet life. I am passionate about the outdoors and spend as much time as I can in the Scottish mountains where we have the best scenery in the world.

Kevin Reid

Kevin Reid - Technician at Strathisla Distillery

I’m Kevin, I work at Strathisla Distillery, a picturesque distillery on t…

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  • Hidden beauty spots

    Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve is one of my favourite places in Scotland. There are a number of walking trails there, for a range of abilities. There are…

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  • Fresh Mountain Water

    Fresh mountain water is my favourite drink, I always carry water when hillwalking but the finest stuff runs out of the hills, and because of our weat…

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  • Malt Whisky Trail

    Strathisla Distillery is part of the world’s only Malt Whisky Trail, in fact it’s the oldest working distillery in the Highlands. Visit s…

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  • Wild Camping

    Spring is a great time to get the tent out for some wild camping. You can camp almost anywhere in Scotland, but make sure you “leave no trace&r…

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  • Haggis!

    One of my favourite Scottish foods is Haggis, a traditional dish that we eat with “neeps and tatties”, particularly on Burns Night when w…

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    Read on to find out more of my insider tips for Scotland!

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