Social Centre Activities

Last edited: 25th Jul 2013

Location information

Dyke Hall

Dyke Hall is our Social Centre and is situated at the end of the small village of Dyke, close to the Brodie estate. It can be accessed on foot along a marked route (0.75 miles) from the Event Campsite. It will have a range of activities on offer every day. There is also ample parking outside the hall, and if needed, there is overflow parking space in an adjacent field by kind permission of John Davidson of Mudhall Farm.

The Hall has excellent facilities for the varied programme on offer, with a large hall, stage, family room and a grassy outdoor space (with a fantastic view), where we hope you will be able to socialise and enjoy a drink from our Dyke Hall Bar.

The Bar

This is being run by Shona Darnley and her team from Dyke Primary School Council as a fund raising enterprise.

Bar stock is supplied by Gordon and Macphail and will feature their local Benromach Whisky. Also featured will be keg beer from two local independent breweries: Speysidecraft Brewery (Forres) and Windswept Brewing (Lossie).

The bar is open every evening 18.30 to 23.00 (23.30 on Ceilidh Night).
Soft drinks, tea and coffee are also on sale.

In Scotland it is a legal requirement that alcohol is sold only to persons older than the legal minimum age of 18. Underage drinking is not permitted.
It is usual practice that alcohol is sold only to persons who look 25 years or older. If you look younger you may be asked for proof of age.

Entry and Tickets

Entry to all events on the Social Programme at Dyke Hall is by ticket only. Prices vary, and some events are free. Ticket prices are set to cover costs only.
All tickets can be obtained on Saturday 27th during Registration Day (Applegrove School, Forres) and each Event Day at Ticket Sales (Enquiries Tent in the Assembly Area).
Popular events sell out quickly, so collect your tickets early to secure your entry.

Please note that ticketed entry is for Social Programme Events only and visitors may socialise in the hall before and after events.

Activity details

More details to follow but here is a summary of the activities on offer:

Benromach Whisky logoDay 1 8:00pm Whisky Tasting

Enjoy the opportunity to learn more about whisky and to sample some fine local products under the expert guidance of Stephen Rankin, Director UK Sales, Gordon and Macphail.
Whisky from the local Benromach Distillery will be featured, and is on sale in the Dyke Hall Bar.

You will have the opportunity to sample award-winning single malt whiskies from Speyside’s smallest distillery, Benromach. Gordon & MacPhail, the world’s leading malt whisky specialist and owner of Benromach Distillery, will also present some of their independent bottlings and Dunkeld Atholl Brose whisky liqueur.
Tickets: £5 

For more information about guided tours around the distillery please go to our "Things to Do" page.

WDCS_logo.jpgDay 2 7:30pm Whale and Dolphin Talk

A chance to find out more about these amazing creatures and the work of the Whale and Dolphin Centre in Spey Bay.

Presentation given by Julie Hanks

Tickets: £3, £1

£1 of each adult ticket sold will be donated to their charity

The Scottish Dolphin Centre at Spey Bay is an exciting destination for visitors to Moray. Why not take time out and go to their Visitor Centre?  There are daily walks and tours, and an interactive centre with video cameras to watch dolphins in the nearby sea and river.


Free Admission
Open April – October: 7 days a week
10.30am – 5.00pm

WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre  
Spey Bay
Moray IV32 7PJ

Day 3 7.30pm Ceilidh

Big Fat Electric Ceilidh Band logo

Our Scottish 6Day Ceilidh – the sell-out ticket of our Social Programme!

Make sure you buy tickets early, available from July 27 at Registration Day.

Big Fat Electric Ceilidh Band    
The explosive Big Fat Electric Ceilidh are blowing audiences away in Scotland with their fresh, new and intense ceilidh experience.

Imagine dancing the Dashing White Sergeant or Strip the Willow to live original electronic dance music mixed with live pipes, fiddle and scorching guitar, in a club environment with fantastic visual projections.

Big Fat Electric Ceilidh Band photo

BFEC are creating a fresh amazing sound that is pushing the boundaries of the ceilidh tradition, bringing it right into the 21st Century.

It is truly a phenomenal event that has to be experienced.

Pre-view their sound - BFEC provide the backing music for the Moray 2013 promotional video.

Or check out their website or Facebook page

Tickets £10/£5

Beetle logoRest Day  Family Fun from 3pm to 9pm

Relax and enjoy some Rest Day ‘down time’ at the Dyke Hall Social Centre.

Bar will be open and selling soft drinks, crisps etc.
Tea, Coffee and Homebakes

Table Tennis 15.00-17.00 (free)

Indoor Bowls, a ‘come and try it’ opportunity hosted by the local club

17.00-18.30 (free)

Beetle Drive (£1) 19.00-21.00

Family fun full of fast moving action, artistry and excitement. Prizes.

Day 4 7:30pm Quiz Night


A 6 Day favourite hosted by Terry Penny our experienced Quiz Master (Royal Deeside 2003


Maximum 6 persons per team.

Register your team in advance, if possible.

Random Prizes (you might win!) Fast and Furious brain-teasing competition!

Tickets £2 per person obtainable on Registration Day and daily in Information Tent.

Windswept Brewing

Day 5 8pm and 9pm Meet the Brewers

Join us in a toast to fine beers. Relax, enjoy, socialise and find out a bit more about our enterprising local independent brewers in an informal atmosphere.

8pm Speysidecraft Brewery

Speycraft Brewery is in Forres. Visit their entertaining website.

Windswept Brewing


9pm Windswept  Brewing 

You might like to visit Windswept Brewing on Day 1 or the Rest Day when there are events near Lossie. Check website for location.

Tickets: £2

Day 6  8pm last Night at the Dyke hall 

A lively musical miscellany to enjoy with friends.
Come along for a last feel-good memory from Moray 2013.

8pm Robin van Zelst, has been a performing musician since the age of twelve. He plays a wide range of music from contemporary folk to pop, country to traditional.
He will be offering: "Acoustic music for tired feet and aching limbs, both traditional and modern, to give your vocal chords a workout and your weary muscles a rest."

Windswept Brewing

9pm Nae Reel
An up and coming group of young local musicians who will entertain you with their lively Scottish sound.

Visit their Facebook page, to find out more.

Tickets  £2

FootballSoccer7s (in Grant Park, Forres)

Rest Day, Day 4, Day 5 and Day 6

See all the details on the Soccer 7s page

Categorized under: Social Things to Do

Jump to: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6


Nearest town: Dyke, nr. Forres
Postcode: IV36 2TF
Grid Ref: NH 989584
Latitude: 57.60526
Longitude: -3.69134
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