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Burghead, Moray

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Burghead, Moray

Burghead (Scots: Burgheid or The Broch, Scottish Gaelic: Am Broch) is a small town in Moray, Scotland, about 8 miles north-west of Elgin. The town is mainly built on a peninsula that projects north-westward into the Moray Firth, meaning that most of the town has sea on 3 sides. The present town was built between 1805 and 1809, destroying in the process more than half of the site of an important Pictish hill fort.
Post townELGIN
Administrative CountyMoray
Traditional CountyMorayshire
OS GridNJ1169
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityGrampian
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGrampian
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGrampian
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01343
Populationest. 1,650 (2006)
 

Other names by which Burghead, Moray has been known in the past

Brugh ~ Burgh

Burghead, Moray in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Burghead, quoad sacra par. and seaport, Duffus par., N. Elginshire, 10¾ miles NW. of Elgin by rail -- q.s. par., pop. 2076; town, pop. 1428; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. It is a herring-fishing sta., and has also a salmon hery. Many Roman remains are in vicinity. The prom. of Burghead has an alt. of 80 ft.

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