Longmorn

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Longmorn
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OS grid referenceNJ230583
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Moray
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townELGIN
Postcode districtIV30
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
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Longmorn (Scottish Gaelic: Lann M'Eàrnain, St Earnain's Church) is a village in Moray, Scotland, famous for its malt whisky distilleries. It lies approximately 2+12 miles (4 km) south of Elgin, on the main road from Elgin to Rothes.

This village was once a small railway junction, and the beginning of the Birnie Distillery rail spur; the now disused Elgin to Craigellachie line then continued south to Aviemore and beyond. Longmorn station and its platform still survive and are in good condition.[1] While the station house is lived in, the track is long gone. There are currently moves to clear the track to create a cycle path that would link Elgin to the Speyside Way at Craigellachie and from there to Aviemore and the National Cycle Network.

Most of the village is taken up by the BenRiach distillery (reopened 2004), and the Longmorn distillery. Relatively few people are employed in them and the village is mainly a dormitory of Elgin.

References

  1. "Aberdeenshire Council Historic Environment Record – Moray – NJ25NW0017 - LONGMORN STATION". Aberdeenshire Council. Retrieved 5 July 2020.

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