Elgin

Classification and Statistics

Settlement Type: small town
Population (2011): 23128    
(2001): 20829
(1991): 19027
(1981): 18907
(1971): 16407
(1961): 11968
(1951): 10624
(1901): 8407
(Parliamentary Burgh)
(1881): 7413
(1871): 6241
(1861): 6403
(1831): 4493

Tourist Rating: One Star
Text of Entry Updated: 13-FEB-2021
Location

Latitude: 57.6491°N Longitude: 3.3185°W
National Grid Reference: NJ 214 629
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Geography
Elgin has a classic Mediaeval layout with a high street and associated burgage plots stretching out between castle and cathedral and widening out in the middle to contain the market and high kirk. On the castle motte at the west end a monument to the Duke of Gordon (1839) now dominates the skyline.
References and Further Reading
Seton, Mike and Pete Bonar (1980) Elgin Past and Present. Moray District Libraries, Elgin

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