Celebrate Easter Weekend at The Scottish Gin Festival!

Forget Eggs this Easter, if you're on the hunt for superb Scottish Gin then get down to the Lochter Activity Centre for what is going to be an incredible weekend!

Here's What You Can Expect:

Scottish Gin...Lots of it!

We'll have over 70 Scottish Gins on site for you to try! The festival is split up into 8 bars- which represent all the regions in Scotland. We've also added a Scottish Beer and cocktail bar into the mix to keep all taste buds happy!

Meet The Makers

Throughout the sessions we'll be hosting FREE meet the makers from the best local producers and distillers, this will give you insider knowledge into the gin-making process that you can later impress your Gin Pals with..

Food from Lochter!

Be sure to come hungry because Lochter are treating us to an unbelievable menu! The menu includes: 

BBQ Buttermilk Fried chicken...with corn cob & homemade slaw

Lochter Cullen Skink served with oatcakes

Shawarma Roasted Cauliflower Florets

And one that will excite a lot of people: Bennachie Loaded Fries, that's: Haggis, Black pudding, gravy, Cheddar cheese and crispy fried onions served over chips...*drools*

Beer from Torr Lager

Delicious local Scottish Mountain Lager for the beer drinkers among us!


We have some amazing Scottish talent to keep you entertained as the night goes on! See below for the line up:

Traveling To and From the Venue

From Aberdeen:


Get a Stage Coach bus from Aberdeen Bus Station- the Number 10, 37, X37 and N37 will get you to Inverurie where you can then hop on a Bains shuttle bus to the venue!

These buses leave Aberdeen bus station every 15 minutes from 16:45 on Friday. Get back into town on the 21:59 or 01:10 bus!

Saturday Day: these buses will leave the bus station at 30, 45, 05 and 15 past the hour. Getting back into Aberdeen, Stagecoach buses are every 03 and 33 past the hour. 

On Saturday Evening, jump on any of the above buses at the following times: 16:45, 17:05, 17:15, 17:35 and on the way back there is a 21:59 bus back into town. 0110 is the last bus into town from Inverurie!


Get on the Scot Rail Inverurie Train from Aberdeen Railway Station. Hop off at Inverurie and get on one of our shuttle buses! 

Train Times:

Friday- ABDN-INR

Outward: 16:55, 17:22, 17:56, 18:22, 19:18

Return: 20:08, 21:24, 23:19

Saturday DAY- ABDN-INR

Outward: 11:16, 11:34, 12:04, 12:50

Return: 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:23


Outward: 17:22, 17:37, 17:56

Return: 21:02, 21:54, 22:56, 23:29

Shuttle buses will be running from Inverurie Town Hall & Oldmeldrum Square


Bains Taxis - 01651 872365

Always Taxis - 01467 633333

Alpha Taxis - 01467 625037

Garioch Taxis - 01467 625454

Call Com Cab on 01224 353535

Rainbow City Taxi's on 01224 878787


At True OriGINs - The Scottish Gin Festival we want to make your experience as easy and enjoyable as possible. So we've gone cashless. Instead, all you need to do is download the TicketCo Wallet App, set yourself up, add some credit and away you go. All the bars within the festival use the cashless payment system. - Please note cash is still accepted at the event.**

Read more about cashless in our cashless blog ** Please note cash is still accepted

And Remember...We still have tickets available for this coming weekend at Lochter! 

Friday Evening -17:30 - 00:00 

Saturday Afternoon -12:00 - 17:30 

Saturday Evening - 18:30 - 00:00

Get your tickets now:


Check out our promo video from our Edinburgh festival last month:



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