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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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