Place:Grantown-on-Spey, Moray, Scotland

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NameGrantown-on-Spey
Alt namesGrantown on Speysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Grantownsource: wikipedia
TypeTown
Coordinates57.317°N 3.617°W
Located inMoray, Scotland     ( - 1975)
Also located inInverness-shire, Scotland     (1898 - )
Highland Region, Scotland     (1975 - 1996)
Moray (council area), Scotland     (1996 - )
See alsoBadenoch and Strathspey, Highland Region, Scotlandadministrative district in which it was located 1975-1996
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Grantown-on-Spey is a town in the Highland Council Area in Scotland. It was founded in 1765 as a planned settlement on a low plateau at Freuchie beside the River Spey at the northern edge of the Cairngorm mountains, about 20 miles southeast of Inverness (35 miles by road).

It is the main town in what was the ecclesiastical (and later civil) parish of "Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie" formed by the union of the same-named parishes in the 16th century. Until the 1860s it was formerly in the county of Moray, but was partly within a detached portion of Inverness-shire. From 1898 to 1975 it was a burgh in Morayshire before being subsumed into the Badenoch and Strathspey district of the Highland Region until 1996 when the districts and regions of the two-tier system were abolished. It then became part of the Highland Council Area.

Originally simply "Grantown" (after Sir James Grant), the addition of "on Spey" was one of the first actions of the newly created burgh in 1898.

The 2001 population was 2,166.

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