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Lossiemouth, Scotland

Lossiemouth, Scotland

Set at the mouth of the River Lossie on the beautiful coast of Scotland, the town of Lossiemouth is a busy port town. In the beginning, the town was to be a harbour for to help with its trading and house craftsmen, merchants, and builders. Over the years since it was established in the mid-1700’s, the new Lossiemouth has transformed from a small port town serving Elgin to a thriving port in its own right.

Lossiemouth is home to several examples of incredible architecture from different centuries. As you tour through the area, there are some landmark buildings that you cannot help but be drawn to. The history that permeats this area cannot help but be felt by those that visit Lossiemouth. Read the full story


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Stotfield-Lossiemouth’s Roots

Another of the villages that Lossiemouth has derived its origins from is Stotfield. The settlement of Stotfield has a few possible names, depending on which map and from which period of time those maps are from. Some have it listed as Stotfold, or Stodfauld. In the English of the day, it meant “Horse Fold”. Bearing in mind that name, one can tell it was an area in which horse breeders found a paradise, many had brought their horses to, or quite possibly an area of naturally occurring herds of them. The fact that it was not a Scottish name giving the origin to the city has definitely led to the popular conclusion by historians that it was a settlement settled by foreigners and not those from the native land. Read the full story


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Lossiemouth’s Origins in Kinneddar

Lossiemouth’s Origins in Kinneddar

Lossiemouth’s origins have been derived from five separate and distinct communities that were in the immediate area. These communities were Lossiemouth, Branderburgh, Seatown, and the ancient towns of Kinneddar and Stotfield. The roots deep into the past has helped to give Lossiemouth its character.

Existing in what some would call a shambles currently, the original nature of the lands comprising the town of Kinneddar have disappeared since their original formation. In the past, when the settlements were first formed in the area, they were called “Ferm Touns”. Essentially a collective of settlements and domiciles in a group to denote structure. The original placement of those facilities are now long gone. In current existence are evidence of a Pictish settlement having been in the area, as well as many large carved stone pieces. Dating these has placed the lands of Kinneddar to approximately the 8th or 9th century. Most likely a Christian continuance of the original faith, due to there having been many crosses found in the area as well. Read the full story


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