Scotlands Places website- numerous useful for resources for Moray including:-
There are various books which describe Banffshire (which includes sections of Moray) and its development including the schools.
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.
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.
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 the area of Spynie and Drainie which drained.
Follow the Local resources links to the other local pages.