Local Resources

Scotlands Places website- numerous useful for resources for Moray including:-

Local History
There are various books which describe Banffshire (which includes sections of Moray) and its development including the schools.
Google book Statistical Account of Scotland Parish of Elgin
Statistical account of Scotland
Volume V includes fascinating details about the history of Elgin.

New Statistical Account
The History of the Local Area is written about in detail in the New Statistical Account of Scotland.
Example- Bishopmill, Elgin
Search by putting Bishopmill in the left hand search box or go to page 98 onwards in the Elgin section of the book.
Bishopmill Google books
Moray Poor House, Bishopmill

http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Morayshire/  The Map of the Moray Poor House on this web page also shows the location of the local primary school on Balmoral Terrace and the farm fields around Bishopmill around 1905. To look at other old maps of the area go to the Useful Links/Scottish Maps page on this website and follow the NLS link.

List of Moray Combination Poorhouse residents in 1881

Loch Spynie and Adjacent Grounds Scotland Places Map link— amazing map showing the land where Loch Spynie was north of Elgin. The land started to silt up and it was slowly drained for farm land from the close of the 15th century onwards. More information about Loch Spynie from a Gazetteer relating how Loch Spynie Scotlands Places mapthe area of Spynie and Drainie which drained.

Records for Burghead including maps of fishing grounds etc.

Follow the Local resources links to the other local pages.


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