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Chapeltown

(The Chapeltown of Glenlivet)
Moray

The Chapeltown of Glenlivet lies nearly 3 miles (5 km) east of Knockandhu in the uplands of Moray. Now a distillery village, it was once a remote refuge for persecuted Catholics and whisky smugglers at the heart of the Braes of Glenlivet. The old School was closed in 1960 after 100 years in use and in the Catholic Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour is a memorial to Abbe Paul Macpherson (1756 - 1846), a pupil of the nearby Scalan Seminary who was engaged in 1812 by the British Government to warn Pope Pius VII of his imminent rescue from the fortress of Savona where he had been held by Napoleon.

Mineral water is also produced commercially here.


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