Tomintoul (pronounced "Tom-in-T'owl") is a village which is the base camp for climbers and walkers in the area round the rivers Avon and Livet. Nearby, Cromdale and the Ladder Hills foreshadow the Cairngorm Mountains. This is the high, remote Livet countryside that once abounded in illicit distilleries. Tomintoul itself had a good few.
It is a few miles from the village to the present distillery which is on the
edge of forest, close to the Avon but still within the parish of Glenlivet.
The Tomintoul distillery was built in the 1960s and is of a modern appearance.
© Michael Jackson 1994
The Cockbridge to Tomintoul road is notorious for the ease with which it becomes snowbound in winter and it would probably be more useful if the winter road reports enumerated the days when it was not blocked with snow. [jhb]
Ballindalloch, Banffshire, AB3 9AG
Hear "Tomintoul" pronounced in AU or WAV format
Search Dr. Do'g's index for the history of Tomintoul
There just might be some news about Tomintoul in The "Scotsman" newspaper