Craigellachie Village Council

Scottish Registered Charity No: SC018399

Welcome to the Village Council's web site. You can find information on our community and its environs, where to stay, where to eat and where to shop. You can also find information on what's on in the area through our calendar and much more.

We hope you enjoy our web site and our beautiful corner of the Speyside valley.

You can find out more about the Village Council, the Primary School, the Village Hall, Businesses & much more in the tabbed boxes below »

About Craigellachie

Craigellachie is built on and around the north facing bluff defined by the two river valleys. The name means rocky hill and was first applied to the cliff on which much of the village is sited, above the River Spey. Craigellachie dates back to at least 1750, when there was a ferry across the Spey below where the village stands.

Craigellachie has two art galleries, Leap Gallery and the Greenhall Gallery, two distilleries and is home to the Speyside Cooperage, the only working cooperage in the UK where you can experience the ancient art of coopering. Craigellachie Bridge over the River Spey was built by Thomas Telford in 1814. The bridge is a remarkable piece of engineering, and can be viewed from above or below. The bridge was chosen for the last parade of The Gordon Highlanders and The Queen's Own Highlanders before the were amalgamated in 1994 to form 'The Highlanders'.

weddingsCraigellachie Bridge is also a licenced wedding venue and has already had several ceremonies performed on it.
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The Village Council

Scottish Registered Charity No: SC018399

The Council is made up of committed volunteers and the current Committee and Office Bearers are:

Office Bearers:

The Committee:

Laura Strathdee, Rae Spark,
Lynda Clark, Rab Fotheringham,
Dod Watson, Donna Smart, Reverend Shuna Dicks,
Shiobhan Woolgar, Edith Powley

mfcha Member of the Moray Federation of Community Halls & Associations

Speyside Area ForumMember of The Speyside Area Forum

Our Aims

  • To promote the benefit of the Craigellachie and environs without distinction of political, religious or other opinions, by association the inhabitants, voluntary organisations and local authorities in a common effort to advance the education and to provide facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation and leisure time occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life for said inhabitants.
  • To administer and maintain funds and properties formerly belonging to Craigellachie Association, the Craigellachie Public Hall and the Craigellachie Playing Fields Association.

200th Anniversary of Craigellachie Bridge

Details of the events for the 200th anniversary celebrations
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Further details of the launch events for the 200th anniversary celebrations are now available
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Whisky Auction Sunday 6th May 2018

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Whisky Auction Sunday 30th April 2017

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Whisky Auction Sunday 1st May 2016

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Whisky Auction Sunday 3rd May 2015

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Whisky Auction Sunday 4th May 2014

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Click here to read about the Play Park Success.

Watching Bluebottles - Craigellachie Hall Tales - 22th March 2013

High Street

Getting Out & About

Here you can find web links and phone numbers for airports, train stations, buses and taxis to help you get around the area.

You can use the journey planners to find routes and times on public transport and to plan your own car journeys from door to door.

Journey Planners


Latest News

Here you can find the latest news from Craigellachie.....



The Defibrillator has moved.


July 2020 Newsletter

Please click the link below to open the July Newsletter from The Village Council
Newsletter July 2020 »

Craigellachie Bridge

Royal Mail launch a first class stamp of Craigellachie Bridge

First Class


2022 Whisky Auction

Whisky Auction

Sunday 1st May 2022

Craigellachie Village Hall

After having to cancel last year’s auction due to covid, we are aiming to hold our popular fundraising Whisky Auction on Sunday 1 May 2022 at 2pm.

Download this years forms below:-

2022 Bidder Registration Form HERE»
2022 Seller Registration Form HERE»
2022 Whisky Auction Catalogue HERE »

Last Updated 29/04/2022


Useful Info

In this section are many telephone numbers that you may need and find useful.

Grampian Police (non emergency calls) 0845 600 5700
Police Call Centre 0845 600 5700
Fleming Hospital - Aberlour 01340 871464
Aberlour Heath Centre 01340 871210
Stephen Cottage Hospital - Dufftown 01340 820215
Heath Centre - Dufftown 01340 820888
Glenlivet Medical Practice 01807 590 273
Dr Gray's Hospital - Elgin 01343 543131
Aberlour Pharmacy 01340 871279
Dalziel Chemist - Dufftown 01340 820228
Craigellachie Post Office 01340 871115
Aberlour Post Office 01340 871201
Dufftown Post Office 01340 820244
Aberlour Library 01340 871693
Dufftown Library 01340 820272
Moray Council 01343 543451
Moray Council out of hours 08457 565656
Hydro-Electric power cuts 0800 300999
Speyside Car Sharing Scheme 01807 580293
Emergency Dental Service 0845 456 6000
Craigellachie Primary School 01340 881271
Aberlour Primary School 01340 871255
Speyside High School 01340 871522


Craigellachie Primary School

John Street, Craigellachie, AB38 9SX.
Tel: 01340 881271
Click here for the Craigellachie School Handbook

The school itself is situated in the village of Craigellachie, overlooking the River Spey. Formal education has been provided here since 1870 and in our present building for over 100 years.

Although a listed building, the inside has been modernised and equipped to meet the needs of today's curriculum. This has also been helped by our extra accommodation in the playground, which provides a P6/7 classroom and a room for expressive arts.

Our accommodation has been enhanced by the addition of the Spey room. This room provides a quiet teaching and learning area for individuals and small groups. We are continually developing our grounds to increase opportunities and facilities for learning, socialising and relaxing.

At the moment the Village Hall, local amenities and Speyside High School are used for a variety of curricular and social purposes.

Teaching Staff

  • Head Teacher - Ms Shiobhan Woolgar
  • P1 - P2 - Miss Ashley Scott
  • P3 - P5 - Mrs Jennifer Beveridge
  • P6 - P7 - Mrs Shona Jamieson
  • P2/3 Literacy / Numeracy Group - Mr Neil Andersen
  • Support Staff

  • Children’s Supervisor and Auxiliary - Mrs Sarah Morrison
  • Classroom Assistant - Mrs Angela Ingram
  • Education Auxiliaries - Mrs Gill Cammack & Ms Sarah Thornhill
  • Primary School Administrator - Mrs Kathleen McCulloch
  • Breakfast Club Support Worker - Mrs Linda Esson
  • Cleaning Supervisor - Mrs Audrey Mackie
  • Visiting Janitor - Mr Andy Burrows

  • Information

    Local Businesses

    You can find information about local businesses in this section plus links to their web sites.
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    If you wish to list your local business in this section
    please contact The Village Council using the contact form in the main menu at the top of the page.
    A minimum donation to The Village Council is required.


    Craigellachie Village Hall

    John Street, Craigellachie, AB38 9SW.
    For details please contact the Bookings Secretary:-
    Mr Willie Hendry
    5 Brickfield, Craigellachie AB38 9TG
    Tel: 01340 881289

    Opened by Lady Findlay on 9 December 1932

    Activites include:
    Zumba, Senior Citizens Group, Carpet Bowls
    The local primary school also use the hall for serving their school lunches, gym and after school sports activities.

    • Main hall with stage and stage extension
    • Small meeting hall
    • Kitchen
    • Male, female and disabled toilet
    • Disabled access
    • Grassed car park
    We also have a Football Pitch in another location
    Tennis courts and tennis pavilion available near the Speyside Way


    Craigellachie Church

    Aberlour Kirk

    Aberlour Church

    Craigellachie Church

    Built on a site overlooking the River Spey as a mission church from Aberlour. A simple T-plan church with Gothic details built in the local pink granite with a slate roof. Inside, a traditional layout with the pupit in the centre of the long wall. A meeting room was constructed in 2002 and provides a useful resource.


    Sunday 9.45 am


    Reverend Shuna Dicks is Minister for both churches


    Aberlour Church

    Originally dedicated to St Drostan, the church was built in 1812. The neo-Norman tower 1840 by William Robertson, architect, Elgin, was the sole survivor of a disastrous fire in 1861. George Petrie, architect, rebuilt the church in neo-Norman style. Choir added 1933 by J Wittet in memory of Sir James Ritchie Findlay. First organ by Brindley & Foster 1900, rebuilt by Ernest Lawton 1932, and present organ rebuilt by Sandy Edmonstone 1991.


    Sunday: 11.15am


    Local Clubs

    Craigellachie Angling Association

    Bill Lassiter

    Kirk Walking Group

    Craigellachie and Aberlour 2’s Group and Playgroup

    Aberlour Primary school.

    Craigellachie Bowling Club

    Tuesdays in the winter