Spey  Scotland


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

Spey, river; rises 8 miles E. of N. end of Loch Lochy, Inverness-shire, and flows E. and NE. through Inverness-shire and Elginshire and along border of Banffshire to the Moray Firth at Kingston between Lossiemouth and Portknockie; length, 107 miles; area of basin, 1300 square miles; is the most rapid river in Scotland, ranks next to the Tay in point of length and volume of water, and ranks next the Tay and the Tweed in the area of its drainage basin and in the importance of its salmon fisheries.

Spey through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 13th June 2024

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