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Craigellachie, Moray

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Craigellachie, Moray

Craigellachie is a small village in Moray, Scotland, at the confluence of the River Spey and River Fiddich (whose valley or glen gives its name to the famous Scotch whisky Glenfiddich), in walking distance of the town of Aberlour. The name means rocky hill and was first applied to the cliff on which much of the village is sited, above the River Spey. Craigellachie dates back to at least 1750, when there was a ferry across the Spey where today's village now stands.
Administrative CountyMoray
Traditional CountyBanffshire
OS GridNJ2844
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityGrampian
 

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

Craigellachie.-- vil. and ry. junc., on river Spey, W. Banffshire, 13 miles SE. of Elgin and 68 miles NW. of Aberdeen; P.O., T.O.; an iron bridge, 100 ft. in span, here crosses the Spey, and connects Elginshire with Banffshire.

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