Edward I described Elgin as a ‘bon chastell et bonne ville’. Situated 36 miles from Inverness and 64 miles from Aberdeen, it is the administrative and commercial centre for Moray.
A Royal Burgh in the 12th century, it is well-known today for its whisky production and cashmere manufacturing.
Although now in ruins after fires and sacking, Elgin Cathedral is deemed one of the finest examples of medieval architecture in Scotland.
‘Elgin Cathedral’, Moray. From John Parker Lawson’s Scotland Delineated. London: Day and Son, 1858.