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Photographs of Elgin Cathedral Scotland

A former cathedral city and Royal Burgh in Moray, Scotland. The town originated to the south of the River Lossie on the higher ground above the flood plain. Elgin is first documented in the Cartulary of Moray in 1190. It was created a Royal Burgh in the 12th century by King David I of Scotland and by that time had a castle on top of the present day Lady Hill to the west of the city.

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Old Elgin. Besides the expected views of the town, the Cathedral and the Bishop's Palace are the Oakwood Rustic Motel (possibly Scotland's first motel), some sensational views of locomotives struggling through the 1915 floods, Bishopsmill and New Elgin. Old Elgin.

Moray. 40 Coast and Country Walks. The Moray coastline has a string of superb sandy beaches, and towns such as Buckie, Lossiemouth and Nairn (historically part of Morayshire) have long been popular for family holidays. For the walker there are cliffs, arches and stacks as well as sand and dunes, whilst offshore it may be possible to glimpse the famous Moray Firth dolphins. Set back from the coast are fine stone-built towns such as Forres and the small Cathedral city of Elgin. From here heading southwards the character of the countryside changes to one of wide, spacious glens and sweeping, purple heather moors and hills. This is Speyside, Malt whisky country par excellence. The main centres here are Keith, Aberlour and attractive Dufftown, as the hills slowly merge into the Cairngorms National Park. Moray: 40 Coast and Country Walks.

Elgin From Old Photographs offers a fascinating glimpse into life in this Scottish town over the last hundred years or so. More than 230 images illustrate the changes that have overtaken the area and its surrounding villages. Drawing upon an eclectic collection of photographs, the author offers a charming glimpse into the history and natural beauty of this area. There is something for everyone here, whether they have lived in this corner of Scotland all their lives, or whether they are just visiting this beautiful area. Elgin From Old Photographs also shows how photography has continually evolved to keep up with an ever changing society. Elgin from Old Photographs.

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