In the heart of the world-famous whisky region, the small town of Elgin sits on the south coast of the Moray Firth. A former cathedral city, Elgin is home to the picturesque ruin of what was once one of Scotland’s foremost cathedrals. The pleasant and walkable centre is easily accessible to nearby new housing developments, and the fully pedestrianised high street features a range of shops and services. Step off the High Street into a warren of alleys and closes which are home to a number of independent shops and interesting places to visit.

What is so special about Elgin? 

Elgin was shortlisted because of the Council’s pioneering commitment to pedestrian safety, with wide pavements and attractive places to relax. The public realm in Elgin is of high quality, and Elgin is also well connected to other parts of Scotland.

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