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Morayshire

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Traditional Morayshire
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Administrative Morayshire 1889-1975
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Morayshire or Elginshire (Siorrachd Mhoireibh in Gaelic) is one of the traditional counties of Scotland, bordering Nairnshire to the west, Inverness-shire to the south, and Banffshire to the east. The traditional county town is Elgin.

There are two large detached portions of Morayshire situated locally in Inverness-shire, and a corresponding part of Inverness-shire situated locally in Morayshire. On the creation of the new administrative counties of Scotland in 1889 (which were distinct and separate entities from the traditional counties), these parts were considered to be part of the administrative county in which they locally lie. The administrative county shown was initially officially called Elginshire.

Morayshire is also that name of a registration county for property, and a slightly smaller area is a Lieutenancy Area named Moray. This area consists almost exactly of the rump of the traditional county, without its exclaves in Inverness-shire.

Towns and villages in the traditional county

Places of Interest in the traditional county

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