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grant lodge
Nov 15, 2017

By Tom McPherson

grant lodge

‘The walks’ Elgin
Nov 15, 2017

By Tom McPherson

‘The walks’ Elgin

oldmills 2
Nov 15, 2017

By Tom McPherson

oldmills 2

Back at Oldmills, Elgin

Nearly gone
Nov 15, 2017

By Tom McPherson

Nearly gone

oldmill wheel
Nov 15, 2017

By Tom McPherson

oldmill wheel

The Oldmills Water Wheel, Elgin

Diageo Plant, Elgin
Nov 11, 2017

By Tom McPherson

Diageo Plant, Elgin

Frosty Laich
Nov 11, 2017

By Tom McPherson

Frosty Laich

A frosty Laich O’ Moray view from Duffus Castle

Morriston Bridge
Nov 10, 2017

By Tom McPherson

Morriston Bridge

Nuthatch
Nov 8, 2017

By j.miner

Nuthatch

Fitchie Creek

Woodpecker
Nov 8, 2017

By j.miner

Woodpecker

Fitchie Creek

Cedar Waxwing
Nov 8, 2017

By j.miner

Cedar Waxwing

Fitchie Creek

Duffus Castle
Nov 5, 2017

By Tom McPherson

Duffus Castle

Oldmills
Nov 1, 2017

By Tom McPherson

Oldmills

Oldmills, Elgin

young love
Sep 2, 2017

By Tom McPherson

young love

Cooper Park, Elgin

Elgin Cathedral, Moray
Sep 2, 2017

By Tom McPherson

Elgin Cathedral, Moray

Elgin Cathedral is a historic ruin in Elgin, Moray, north-east Scotland. The cathedral—dedicated to the Holy Trinity—was established in 1224 on land granted by King Alexander II outside the burgh of Elgin and close to the River Lossie. It replaced the cathedral at Spynie, 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) to the north, that was served by a small chapter of eight clerics. The new and bigger cathedral was staffed with 18 canons in 1226 and then increased to 23 by 1242. After a damaging fire in 1270, a rebuilding programme greatly enlarged the building. It was unaffected by the Wars of Scottish Independence but again suffered extensive fire damage in 1390 following an attack by Robert III's brother Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan, also known as the Wolf of Badenoch. In 1402 the cathedral precinct again suffered an incendiary attack by the followers of the Lord of the Isles. The number of clerics required to staff the cathedral continued to grow, as did the number of craftsmen needed to maintain the buildings and surrounds. The number of canons had increased to 25 by the time of the Scottish Reformation in 1560, when the cathedral was abandoned and its services transferred to Elgin's parish church of St Giles. After the removal of the lead that waterproofed the roof in 1567, the cathedral steadily fell into decay. Its deterioration was arrested in the 19th century, by which time the building was in a substantially ruinous condition.

Elgin Cathedral
Sep 2, 2017

By Tom McPherson

Elgin Cathedral

Elgin Cathedral is a historic ruin in Elgin, Moray, north-east Scotland. The cathedral—dedicated to the Holy Trinity—was established in 1224 on land granted by King Alexander II outside the burgh of Elgin and close to the River Lossie. It replaced the cathedral at Spynie, 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) to the north, that was served by a small chapter of eight clerics. The new and bigger cathedral was staffed with 18 canons in 1226 and then increased to 23 by 1242. After a damaging fire in 1270, a rebuilding programme greatly enlarged the building. It was unaffected by the Wars of Scottish Independence but again suffered extensive fire damage in 1390 following an attack by Robert III's brother Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan, also known as the Wolf of Badenoch. In 1402 the cathedral precinct again suffered an incendiary attack by the followers of the Lord of the Isles. The number of clerics required to staff the cathedral continued to grow, as did the number of craftsmen needed to maintain the buildings and surrounds. The number of canons had increased to 25 by the time of the Scottish Reformation in 1560, when the cathedral was abandoned and its services transferred to Elgin's parish church of St Giles. After the removal of the lead that waterproofed the roof in 1567, the cathedral steadily fell into decay. Its deterioration was arrested in the 19th century, by which time the building was in a substantially ruinous condition.

Steppin’ Stanes
Dec 22, 2016

By Tom McPherson

Steppin’ Stanes

'The Stanies' at Sherrifmill, by Bow Brig, Elgin

Duffus Castle
Dec 16, 2016

By Tom McPherson

Duffus Castle

Down the Lane
Dec 16, 2016

By Tom McPherson

Down the Lane

Elgins’ lanes

river Lossie Elgin
Nov 23, 2016

By Tom McPherson

river Lossie Elgin