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Elgin



Introduction of Elgin
Town in Grampian region, on the Lossie River, 36 miENE of Inverness. Chartered in 1234, it marked thenorthernmost limit of the English occupation of Scotland in 1291. The cathedral of Moray, the “Lanternof the North” was founded here in 1224. Damaged byfire in 1270 and 1390, it was rebuilt and was one ofthe finest Gothic churches in Scotland until it wasfinally ruined in the 18th century. Philip, duke ofEdinburgh, and his son Charles, prince of Wales,attended Gordonstoun School, founded here in 1934.Town in Grampian region, on the Lossie River, 36 miENE of Inverness. Chartered in 1234, it marked thenorthernmost limit of the English occupation of Scotland in 1291. The cathedral of Moray, the “Lanternof the North” was founded here in 1224. Damaged byfire in 1270 and 1390, it was rebuilt and was one ofthe finest Gothic churches in Scotland until it wasfinally ruined in the 18th century. Philip, duke ofEdinburgh, and his son Charles, prince of Wales,attended Gordonstoun School, founded here in 1934.

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