About The
Speyside Centre

Our Story

Speyside Centre’s journey began in 1972 when David and Betty, along with their sons Craig and Iain, ventured north to pursue their love for the Scottish countryside. Leaving behind city life, they lived in a caravan, where David worked on landscaping projects while Betty transformed a modest space into a cozy tearoom. Their dedication led to the establishment of Skye Landscapes, which eventually evolved into the Speyside Heather Centre.

Over the years, the family expanded and enhanced the centre, adding facilities and attractions to create a unique destination. Despite setbacks, such as a devastating fire in 2016 and challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, their spirit of resilience never faltered. In spring 2020, the doors of the new Speyside Centre opened, marking a new chapter in its storied history.

Our Values

At Speyside Centre, our values are rooted in authenticity, community, and sustainability. We honour the legacy of David and Betty by preserving the natural beauty of the Cairngorms while providing exceptional hospitality to our guests. Our commitment to sourcing local produce supports regional farmers and artisans, ensuring that each visitor experiences the true essence of Scotland. Furthermore, we actively engage in initiatives to minimise our environmental impact, safeguarding the land for future generations.


Our Offerings

Step into Speyside Centre and embark on a journey through Scottish hospitality and culture. Indulge in traditional Scottish delicacies at our restaurant, explore unique gifts in our shop, and discover the finest whiskies in our emporium. Our garden centre offers a serene escape amidst lush greenery, while our pet haven provides pampering for furry companions. For special occasions, our function suite offers an elegant setting for gatherings and celebrations. Each corner of our centre tells a story of perseverance and passion, inviting guests to experience the rich heritage of the Cairngorms.

Our Commitment

As stewards of the land, we are committed to giving back to our community and preserving the natural wonders that surround us. Through partnerships with local organisations and initiatives, we support efforts to conserve Cairngorm National Park and its diverse ecosystems. Our dedication to excellence drives us to continually enhance our offerings, exceeding the expectations of our guests. At Speyside Centre, the journey continues, and we invite you to be a part of it as we celebrate the beauty and heritage of Scotland.