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Tugnet Ice House

Erected at the mouth of the River Spey, 4 miles (6 km) north of Fochabers in Moray, the vast Tugnet Ice House once formed part of a salmon-fishing station operated by the Dukes of Richmond and Gordon. A complex of three brick-vaulted blocks were built in 1830 to replace an earlier structure, its function being to store salmon prior to being packed in ice for the journey to southern markets. At the end of the 18th Century this industry employed 150 people servicing two dozen London-bound vessels carrying salmon. The restored buildings include displays on the former salmon fishing and boat-building industries at the mouth of the River Spey.


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