About Bluefolds

Born out of a passion for the Scottish Highlands

Above Portsoy Harbour

Meet Chris & Sue

‘Bluefolds is our passion and as such we hope it will become yours too.’

It all started in 2000, when we arrived here on holiday with our family for the first time and fell in love with Scotland.  We returned here almost every year until we had the opportunity to purchase and relocate to Bluefolds, that was in March 2018 and being honest, we are still pinching ourselves now that we are lucky enough to call Bluefolds our home, we are even more passionate about the place.

We love helping our guests get the most from this stunning area and to enjoy their stay in our cottages. 

As we have got to know the locals it never ceases to amaze us how friendly and welcoming everyone is, and so we extend that warm welcome to you and look forward meeting you, come Spring, Summer, Autumn and of course Winter.

Here’s a little about us, Chris is a keen photographer and is improving his camera skills, as the scenery and wildlife has to be experienced, it is a constant inspiration. Sue volunteers in the Dufftown Whisky Museum & Heritage Centre and loves walking as well as baking. We have two children and, so far, one granddaughter, she especially likes the wildlife that sit on the lawn. They love it here and visit as often as they can. they want to share that feeling with their partners and their families. 

 ‘We look forward to welcoming you here meeting you and yours, hoping that you will find Bluefolds as enchanting as we do!’

Our Vision

Following the Bluefolds’ tradition, we continue to invest, promote and improve the business so that you enjoy the Holiday Experience of your Dreams. We aim to have everything in place to share our knowledge and passion to inspire your pleasure during your stay so you will look forward to returning. 

We aim to achieve this through a wealth of information, simple inspiration like photography, suggestions for “days out” or the chance to interact with the community as well as us having the understanding to leave you, your family and friends to enjoy the tranquillity yourselves at our cottages.

Here For The Whisky?

If you’re a malt whisky drinker, you’ll be pleased to hear that Steve Oliver the previous owner is a true expert on Speyside malts and gives regular talks and tastings during the Spirit of Speyside and the Autumn Speyside Whisky Festivals based in Dufftown.

In addition, Steve assists Dufftown 2000 in running weekly whisky tastings during the summer season from July to September. He is always delighted to share his local insights with interested visitors and yes, you can be sure it is not difficult to persuade Steve to discuss his passion and maybe share a ‘wee dram’ at Bluefolds. Ask us about Steve’s popular “Around Scotland” and “Speyside Secrets” whisky talks and tastes.

Steve Oliver | Local Whisky Expert
Bow wave disturbing the peace

Photographic Inspiration

Once experienced, this unspoilt, natural, beautiful, wild and remote area is an inspiration to attempt to capture it forever.  Since moving here, Chris has taken the opportunity to improve as a photographer.  Where better than here to find the inspiration to try to capture this stunning area, it’s wildlife and natural beauty.  Hopefully you feel he has too, as he shares his pictures in our photo gallaries and on our Facebook and Instagram  pages. He is always happy to share the best places to take photographs and we love exploring to find new places to go to and pass this on to you.

We are looking forward to hearing from you and welcoming you here.