Grantown on Spey  Moray


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Grantown on Spey like this:

Grantown, small market town with 2 ry. stations, Cromdale par., SW. Elginshire, ¾ mile NE. of its sta. on the Highland Ry., 1¼ mile NW. of its sta. on the Great North of Scotland Ry., 23½ miles S. of Forres, 24 SW. of Craigellachie Junction, and 141½ NW. of Edinburgh, pop. 1374; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks.Market-day, Friday. Grantown was founded in 1776 by Sir James Grant, Bart., of Castle Grant (1½ m. NE.). It is pleasantly situated, and is coming into favour as a health and holiday resort. Grantown has several annual fairs.

Grantown on Spey through time

Grantown on Spey is now part of Highland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Highland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Grantown on Spey itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Grantown on Spey, in Highland and Moray | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 12th August 2022

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