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Dufftown, Moray

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Dufftown, Moray

Dufftown is a burgh in Moray, Scotland. The town was originally named Mortlach in the Middle Ages, until the 19th century when the Earl of Fife built the town as a housing for soldiers returning home from war. He named the town Dufftown. Dufftown also hosts a highland games event every July which attracts many tourists. Dufftown's notable buildings include Balvenie Castle, which was partly built with stones from the ruins of nearby Auchindoun Castle.
Post townKEITH
Administrative CountyMoray
Traditional CountyBanffshire
OS GridNJ3239
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityGrampian
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGrampian
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGrampian
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01340
Population1,454 (2001 census)
 

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

Dufftown, police burgh with ry. sta., Mortlach par., Banffshire, near the Fiddich, 4 m. SE. of Craigellachie Junction, and 64 NW. of Aberdeen, pop. 1252; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks; was founded in 1817 by James Duff, fourth Earl of Fife; has limeworks and a distillery (Mortlach).

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