Strathspey, Scotland


Strathspey, Scotland

Strathspey (Scottish Gaelic, "Srath Spè") is the area around the strath of the River Spey, Scotland, in both the Moray council area and the Badenoch and Strathspey committee area of Highland.

It is also one of the main centres of the Scotch whisky industry, with a high concentration of single malt distilleries in the region, including the Glenfiddich distillery and the Balvenie distillery. The Anglicised form is 'Speyside'. The capital is Grantown-on-Spey.

Recently there has been some controversy over attempts to Anglicise the name into "Spey Valley".

See also

*Speyside Single Malts
*Strathspey (dance)
*Strathspey Railway
* [http://greaterspeyside.com/ Speyside tourism]


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