Dufftown Glassworks

Ali and Mark welcome you to Dufftown Glassworks.

Come in and relax in a friendly atmosphere, treat yourself to one of our quality, freshly-prepared coffees, a pot of tea or a delicious, locally-made piece of cake (gluten-free and vegan options available). Alternatively why not just browse our unique and contemporary handmade Scottish gifts, cards and artwork.

For those on the move or wanting to take a few minutes out of a busy day but stay in touch with the wider world we offer free WiFi and a selection of reading materials.

 

About

Having Scottish family, we have been visiting Scotland for many years and fell in love with this part of the Highlands whilst on our honeymoon in 2011. We initially bought a holiday lodge in Glenlivet so that we could spend as much time up here as we could but our dream has always been to move here permanently.
As frequent customers to the coffee shop whilst it was in the ownership of Maggie & Steve, we often joked about how we would love to own it and couldn’t believe it when the chance arose. As well as our love of a good cup of coffee and a nice slice of cake (see Ali) we both have a love of art and crafts and were already running our own businesses in England.

Although needlework and crochet have been a long-time hobby, Ali’s main interest now is needle-felting. This addiction began after a one-day workshop….and she hasn’t stopped since! She is a member of the International Feltmakers Association.
As an animal-lover, she generally prefers to concentrate on animal-related projects – both 2 and 3 dimensional. These include wildlife, pets (on a commission basis) but she also enjoys creating brooches, bag charms and decorative items. She has been commissioned to make pieces for customers as far afield as the USA and Australia.

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Mark is a freelance photographer, with a passion for wildlife and the natural environment. His love of photography started when he was just 8 years old when his parents gave him a Kodak Brownie 127.
Mark’s work has been used by various wildlife trusts and environmental and animal charities both nationally and internationally, but has also taken him in other directions with local music festivals. With a broad spectrum of photographic subjects this has given him the perfect understanding to offer training and workshops where enjoyment of the subject is always key. He has also been shortlisted for Wildlife Photographer of the Year and British Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

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News

Welcome!

It all seems a long time ago- from the day we moved to Dufftown in the ice and snow, to today, as we sit here sweltering in one of the most prolonged heatwaves in recent memory. It’s actually only three months though and, what an amazing three months it has been . It has surpassed …

Come and Visit Us

We are situated near to the clock tower in Dufftown next to the Whisky Museum and Tourist Information office.
If you are coming from Aberdeen take the A96 to Huntly and then the A920. From Inverness use the A96 to Elgin and then the A941. From Aviemore take the A95 to Craigellachie then the A941.
There is plenty of free roadside parking on Conval Street.

Our Coffee & Cakes

We pride ourselves on the quality of our coffee; our beans are selected to blend perfectly with the local water and are carefully stored and freshly ground.

We have both undergone barista training to ensure our customers receive only the best cup of coffee.

If coffee isn’t your cup of tea (!), we also have  a selction of fruit, herbal and chai tea, all made in a proper teapot and served in a china cup and saucer.

We can offer non-dairy alternatives such as coconut, soya and oat milks plus flavour shots and some unique house specials!

Just as important, are the cakes and traybakes we try to tempt you with.

Two local bakers produce a delicious array of cakes, scones, fruit slices and tiffin, including vegan and gluten-free options and we can toast you a teacake or warm you a buttery (rowie).

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