History

The Speyside Way is one of 29 routes known as Scotland’s Great Trails and is one of the longest established. It was launched in 1981 as a route from Spey Bay to Ballindalloch. By 2001, the route had been extended to Buckie in the east and Aviemore in the south-west, with the Tomintoul spur added to the south. In 2009 an extension to Newtonmore was approved, but was completed only in 2020 with its official opening due in 2022. For updates on the extension, see this CNPA page.

Route management

The route is managed mainly by Moray Council (northern part) and the Cairngorms National Park Authority (southern part) with a few miles between Tormore and Mains of Dalvey managed by Highland Council. This is the official website that was commissioned in 2021 by Moray Council and is managed by them. For contact details, see the footer at left below, and for more about the website see footer at right below.