A small settlement in Strathavon, Moray, Drumin lies close to the confluence of the River Livet with the Avon. On a bluff overlooking the two rivers stand the ruins of Drumin Castle which guarded the entrance to Speyside from the Lecht. Dating from the 14th century, it was once in the possession of Sir Alexander Stewart, the Wolf of Badenoch (1342 - 1406) who also owned the strongholds of Lochindorb and Loch-an-Eilean. The farmhouse at Drumin (1818) , now a museum of country life, was the home of James Skinner, factor to successive Dukes of Gordon from 1824 to 1873. Skinner was a grandson of the well-known violinist and composer of Strathspey reels, William Marshall (1748 - 1833), himself a factor to the Duke of Gordon.

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