Celebrating 50 Years

𝐈𝐭’𝐬 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝟓𝟎𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐚𝐫𝐲! What a journey it’s been! Here’s our story so far…
 
The Speyside Centre started as Skye Landscapes in 1972 when David, Betty and their two young sons Craig and Iain came north after David decided to leave his job as a landscape drawing officer for Glasgow City Council and set up his own business after falling in love with the area during numerous visits.
 
They lived in a caravan for three years and David carried out some landscape work until he was able to buy the Skye of Curr plot where he set up shop with Betty. At the time Iain was only two years old and Craig had almost turned four.
 
David had a passion for Scotland’s famous heather plants and propagated them on site for sale while Betty set up a small Tearoom, one table and two benches, probably the smallest tearoom in Scotland! Visitors started to ask for other plant material so the leap was taken to create a small plant centre, which expanded to become ‘The Speyside Heather Centre’.
 
Over the years the family gradually added to and improved the facilities to make the Centre more interesting, extending the catering facilities, specialising in Scotlands traditional pudding, Clootie Dumpling, made to ‘Big Al’ , Bettys Fathers own recipe, as well as adding a unique ‘Heather Exhibition’ showcasing the diverse uses of this iconic plant throughout history and eventually attracted 80,000 visitors per year.
 
The Centre was devastated by a fire on the 29th of April 2016.
 
Since then the family have battled many obstacles to reinstate a Centre they hoped would be worth visiting again and in the Spring of 2020 the doors of the new Centre opened, albeit for six hours until news of the lockdown due to Covid 19 filtered through.
 
Thankfully we are now able to open our doors again and the Story continues… 
 
We would like to say a massive thank you to each and every one of our visitors, suppliers and amazing team, the last 50 years would not have been possible without you! 
 
To celebrate our 50th year we are going to have lots on so please keep an eye on our Facebook page
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Monthly Draws

To celebrate our 50th year we would like to give away a £50 Speyside Centre Voucher to one of our customers every month of 2022! How do you get involved? When you buy something from our garden or gift shop on a certain day of each month, no matter what it is, you will automatically be entered in to our prize draw! Upon purchase you will be given a raffle ticket. Keep it safe and we will announce the winner the following day on this page and our Facebook page. If you stay further a field we can ship your voucher to you. Just a reminder there is no minimum or maximum spend!

March 2022

Date: 27/03/2022 – Mother’s Day
Winning Number: Yellow 74 – If this is your number,  please get in touch so that we can make arrangements to get you your £50 Speyside Centre Voucher.  

April 2022

Date: 1/05/2022 – May Bank Holiday Weekend
Winning Number: Green 54 – If this is your number,  please get in touch so that we can make arrangements to get you your £50 Speyside Centre Voucher.  

May 2022

Date: 28&29/05/2022
Winning Number: Pink 128 – If this is your number,  please get in touch so that we can make arrangements to get you your £50 Speyside Centre Voucher.  

June 2022

Date: 26/06/2022
Winning Number: Green 243 – A massive well done to Kirsty Gemmill who was our last month’s voucher winner! 

July 2022

Date: 31/07/2022
Winning Number: Yellow 189 – A massive congratulations to Marie Fowlie who was the lucky winner of our £50 voucher this month!

August 2022

Date: 28/08/2022
Winning Number: Yellow 83 – If this is your number,  please get in touch so that we can make arrangements to get you your £50 Speyside Centre Voucher.  

September 2022

Date: 30/09/2022
Winning Number: Green 295 – If this is your number,  please get in touch so that we can make arrangements to get you your £50 Speyside Centre Voucher.  

October 2022

Date: 31/10/2022
Winning Number: Yellow 375 – If this is your number,  please get in touch so that we can make arrangements to get you your £50 Speyside Centre Voucher.