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Things to Do and See in Lossiemouth

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Things to Do and See in Lossiemouth


So you are visiting Lossiemouth and are looking for things to do? You do not need to look very far because there are many activities to be undertaken. With the warm Gulf Stream air, Lossiemouth has a temperate climate, ideal for enjoying the many incredible sights and activities that are available.

For those visitors that are interested in immersing themselves in history, there are plenty of ancient ruins and examples of period architectures throughout the area in and around Lossiemouth. Whether you are wandering through the ruins of Spynie Palace or Duffus Castle, feeling very small among the majestic ruins of Elgin Cathedral’s octagonal chapter house, seeing the grandeur of Gordonstoun, or being awestruck by the magnificence of Pluscarden Abbey; you will feel the history that is radiates from these historic sites. Close your eyes and you can easily imagine how imposing these structures were in their day. Read the full story

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Elgin Cathedral, Lossiemouth

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Elgin Cathedral, Lossiemouth


Residing in the northern part of Scotland, in Moray District, exists what is now the ruins of what was a once great and old structure. Lossiemouth can claim this great structure as its own. The Elgin Cathedral, which is referred to in many texts as the “Lantern of the North”, is an early place for the emerging and strengthening presence of churches and cathedrals dedicated to the Holy Trinity.

In that century the seats of Papal authority existed in surrounding areas both close and far away from Elgin itself. The position and residence of that seat was held by Bishop Bricius. For his own personal reasons and possibly for a greater cause, the petition was a success in 1224 when it was finalized. The original cathedral remained in its prior position in Spynie until the successor to Bricius who was in power when the cathedrals institution in Elgin was confirmed. Read the full story

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Lossiemouth, Scotland

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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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Lossiemouth’s Moray Golf Club

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Lossiemouth’s Moray Golf Club


Founded in 1889, the original membership of the Moray Golf Club in Lossiemouth included some influential distillers and had a high percentage of women players within a few years of opening. From an initial membership of 82, by 1904 there were over 500 members with almost 25% being women. Having so many women members says a lot given that day and age. Currently the membership at Moray Golf Club stands at around 1700. Golfing in Scotland is a national pastime.

The distillers within the membership impacted the club and the effects of that membership continue to this day. Beginning in 1900, the Moray Golf Club purchased 54 gallons of Glen Grant whiskey. Buying whiskey and bottling it as “club malt” has been a tradition that is maintained to this day. In 1992, the club switched from Glen Grant to Macallan Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky. The malt is bottled for the club when it is 10 years old. Read the full story

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