Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Moray. You may be able to find further references to Moray in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
Elginshire or Moray a maritime county Groome
Moray ancient province Bartholomew
Moray Firth the largest and most regular arm of the sea indenting the coast of Scotland Groome
Moray, Province of an extensive district Groome
Morayshire Bartholomew

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Moray within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
Thomas Pennant Appendix II: Of Elgin and the Shire of Murray 5
Thomas Pennant August 14-18: Inverness and the Black Isle 4
Daniel Defoe Letter 13, Part 2: Dundee, Aberdeen and the Highlands 2
Thomas Pennant July 24-31: Fife and Perthshire 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Archiestown 0 2
Carron 0 2
Aberlour 0 2
Spey 0 2
Craigellachie 0 2
Knockando 0 2
Rothes 1 2
Balvenie 0 2
Dufftown 0 2
Mortlach 0 2
Ballindalloch 0 2
Balloch 0 3
Dundurcas 0 2
Cragganmore 0 1
Birnie 0 2
Boharm 0 2
Lossie 0 2
Botriphnie 0 2
Advie 0 2
Dallas 0 2