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Fochabers, Moray

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Fochabers, Moray

Fochabers (Scottish Gaelic: Fachabair or Fothabair) is a village in the Parish of Bellie, in Moray, Scotland, 10 miles east of the cathedral city of Elgin and located on the east bank of the River Spey. Around 2,000 people live in the village, which enjoys a rich musical and cultural history. The village is also home to Baxters, the family-run manufacturer of foodstuffs. Its name may be from Gaelic 'feith' meaning a bog and 'aber' meaning 'river-mouth'.
Post townFochabers
Administrative CountyMoray
Traditional CountyMorayshire
OS GridNJ3458
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityGrampian
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGrampian
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGrampian
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01343
Population1,499
 

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

Fochabers, vil. with ry. sta., Bellie par., Elginshire, on right bank of river Spey, 2½ miles E. of its ry. sta., which is 6¼ miles SE. of Elgin, pop. 1189; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Fochabers (which is a burgh of barony under the Duke of Richmond and Gordon) is the centre of business for a considerable extent of surrounding country, and has several annual fairs. It contains Bellie parish church and Milne's Free School (1846).

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