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Tomintoul (; , meaning Hillock of the Barn) is a village in the Moray council area of Scotland; until 1975 it was located in the county of Banffshire.
It is said to be the highest village in the Scottish Highlands, but at is still significantly lower than the highest village in Scotland (Wanlockhead, in Dumfries and Galloway).
The village was laid out on a grid pattern by the 4th Duke of Gordon in 1775. It followed the construction, twenty years previously, of a military road by William Caulfeild – now the A939. By 1841 the parish reached a population of 1,722. In 1951 this had fallen to just 531. The 2001 census reveals a village population of 322 with the total parish population now unavailable.
The 2004 film One Last Chance starring Kevin McKidd and Dougray Scott was filmed in the village and the areas around it.
Despite its small size, it is on the famed Whisky Trail, which also includes Dufftown, Keith, Tomnavoulin, and Marypark. The surrounding countryside forms the Glenlivet Estate