Tomintoul & Glenlivet

End of season lunch

Thanks to all the staff and volunteers who came along to our end of season lunch. It’s been another amazing season here at TGDT with the new Tomintoul & Glenlivet Discovery Centre proving popular with visitors and The Smugglers Hostel going from strength to strength. Staff and volunteers have also been busy delivering elements of the Tomintoul & Glenlivet Landscape Partnership so it was absolutely right […]

Wild in the Park Programme Announced

Take a look at the exciting programme of activities on offer as part of our Wild in the Park event at Glenlivet Hall this October holiday. The event is free and open to all.

As well as fun activities and interesting speakers there will be lots of lovely crafts on offer from local crafters, a great range of wildlife books, and refreshments available from our WILD café. […]

Smugglers Hostel retains 4* Visit Scotland rating


Our community owned, community run hostel got an end of season boost this week when Visit Scotland revealed the hostel retains it’s 4* rating. The assessment that was carried out anonymously highlighted the improvements to the heating, customer communications, and the high level of customer service provided by the warden as areas we’d excelled in this season. Thanks to everyone […]

Open Afternoon

Drop in to Tomintoul & Glenlivet Development Trust’s Open Afternoon at the Discovery Centre on Wednesday 26th September. Pop in any time between 4 and 7 pm for a cuppa and a chat, meet the team and speak to our Directors. Get an update on the work of the Trust and progress made to date on the Community Plan.  Find […]

We’re recruiting – Discovery Centre Assistant


DC Assistant job advert August 2018

Due to a staff member returning to University we have a vacancy for a Discovery Centre Assistant for the remainder of the season (28th October 2018). No experience is necessary to apply for the position of Discovery Centre Assistant but retail and customer service skills and a willingness to work weekends would be an advantage.

The […]

Discover Tomintoul Distillery: Evening Talk & Whisky Tasting

Join Tomintoul & Glenlivet Development Trust and discover Tomintoul Distillery with Master Distiller, Robert Fleming at the Discovery Centre, Tomintoul.

Robert’s family have been making whisky in the Speyside Glenlivet region for four generations and Robert himself began working in the whisky industry in 1974. Robert will give a talk sharing his extensive knowledge of whisky making and a guided tasting […]

Conservation in the Cairngorms National Park

Join us for an evening talk with Dr Pete Mayhew, Director of Conservation and Visitor Experience, Cairngorms National Park Authority on Wednesday 25th July, 7 -8.30pm at Tomintoul & Glenlivet Discovery Centre. Find out more about plans to safeguard and enhance the outstanding nature of the Cairngorms National Park.

Why not also take the opportunity to have a look around the […]

Meet Local Author Angela MacRae Shanks

Join us for an evening with author Angela MacRae Shanks as she talks about her debut novel “The Blood and The Barley”, a historical romance set in 1780 in Strathavon and Tomintoul (‘Balintoul’ in the novel) against a backdrop of illicit whisky smuggling.

The book is described as, ‘an evocative tale of kinship and survival, loyalty and love’ and is rich […]