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Lossiemouth, Moray

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Lossiemouth, Moray

Lossiemouth is a town in Moray, Scotland. Originally the port belonging to Elgin, it became an important fishing town. Although there has been over a 1,000 years of settlement in the area, the present day town was formed over the past 250 years and consists of four separate communities that eventually merged into one. From 1890 - 1975 it was a police burgh as Lossiemouth and Branderburgh.
Post townLOSSIEMOUTH
Administrative CountyMoray
Traditional CountyMorayshire
OS GridNJ2370
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityGrampian
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGrampian
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGrampian
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01343
Population6,803
 

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

Lossiemouth and Branderburgh

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

Lossiemouth (and Branderburgh), seaport town with ry. sta., Drainie par., Elginshire, at mouth of river Lossie, 5½ miles NE. of Elgin and 573 NW. of London by raft, pop. (including Branderburgh, Sea-town, and Stotfield), 3497; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; the industries are chiefly connected with shipping and fishing, and in the vicinity, on Goulard Hill, are sandstone quarries.

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