Set in the gorgeous highland county of Moray, Elgin is a town – and former cathedral city – of proud heritage and great beauty, with a potent sense of community. It is particularly known for the achitectural wonder that is Elgin Cathedral. The cathedral was first built in 1224, but subsequently razed by fire in the year 1270. But the locals bounced back, and the cathedral was repeatedly rebuilt and restored. In 1506 disaster struck again when the central tower collapsed; and the Elginites simply bounced back, restoring the tower by 1538. Many other historical events and figures have occurred in Elgin, including visits from Daniel Defoe and the opening of the Morayshire Railway.
Elgin has strong transport links to the cities of Aberdeen and Inverness, and exists on the route between these two, but it is also an independent town in its own right, with a railway station, hospital, three secondary and numerous primary schools, and a Scottish Football League team in Elgin City. Many citizens are employed by nearby RAF Lossiemouth, and the new army base at Kinloss. The tourist industry also brings many visitors to Elgin, eager to visit the Scottish Highlands.
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