The town originated to the south of the River Lossie on the higher ground above the flood plain.
Elgin is first documented in the Cartulary of Moray in 1190. It was created a Royal Burgh in the 12th century by King David I of Scotland and by that time had a castle on top of the present day Lady Hill to the west of the city.
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Elgin Museum, 1 High Street
Elgin Library, Cooper Park
Elgin Golf Club, Hardhillock, Birnie Road
Glassgreen Golf Range, Birnie Road
Cooper Park: boating, pitch and putt, tennis
Moray Leisure Centre, Borough Briggs Road, containing swimming pool, ice rink and a gymnasium
Town Hall with auditorium for production of shows
Community Centre, Trinity Road: badminton
The Lantern Gallery, 18 South Guildry Street
Red Shoes Theatre and music venue, High Street
Elgin Youth Café, Francis Place
WHAT TO SEE:
Elgin walking tour:
Elgin - Moray Motor Museum
Elgin - High Street
Elgin's Surroundings Driving Tour :
Elgin - Birnie Church
Elgin - Pluscarden Abbey
Elgin - Spynie Palace
Elgin - Duffus Castle
Elgin - Gordonstoun School
Elgin - Burghead Well
Elgin - Brodie Castle and Country Park
I visited the Cathedral: wonderful! I adore the dark charm of ruins and cemeteries! I posed for pics near the graves like Kevin did! I walked on Elgin High Street, where there are all the shops, in the afternoon and at night,. In the same point, near the Museum, two funny episodes happened to us (I was there with friends). A nice-looking guy came near to us saying "I come in peace" LOL My friend answered: "Peace and prosperity!" I'm still laughing! After dinner another one guy, drunk, came near us (after a patriotic song sung in a loud voice) murmuring something. We looked at him very badly without saying anything and then he told us "I only wanted to know if you are Italians" LOL
There are a lot of beautiful houses and an adorable little lake with ducks and Weeping Willows (my favourite trees with the Jacarandas).
I've found two interesting sites about Elgin:
I slept in the Hotel Eight Acres in Elgin, for two nights. For the first time in Scotland I ate 'Fish and Chips' and 'Haggis' (good!)! Unfortunately, no Skirlie there.
IN THE VIDEO, AFTER ELGIN (KEVIN'S CITY), PICS OF FILMING LOCATIONS RELATED TO SOME KEVIN'S MOVIES:
MADE OF HONOR
Dunvegan Castle is a castle a mile and a half to the North of Dunvegan (22 miles west of Portree) on the Isle of Skye, situated off the west coast of Scotland. Home to the Chief of Clan MacLeod.
Despite being set in Edinburgh, almost all of the film was filmed in Glasgow, apart from the opening scenes of the film which were filmed in Edinburgh, and the final scenes which were filmed in London.
Notable locations in the film include:
-The iconic opening scene showing Renton and Spud being chased by store detectives was filmed on Princes Street, Edinburgh. A scene showing the actual theft was filmed in the music department of the since-closed John Menzies, also on Princes Street, but did not make the final cut.
-The scene where the chase ends is on Calton Road, Edinburgh, near the rear entrance of Waverley Station.
- Corrour railway station is the setting for the "great outdoors" scene in the film.
-The flat that Renton shows the young couple around when he gets the job as an estate agent and ultimately stashes Begbie and Sickboy in is 78A Talgarth Road in West Kensington, London, opposite West Kensington tube station.
16 YEARS OF ALCOHOL
Edinburgh; Rutherford's Lounge Bar in Drummond Street