Tour Scotland Video Old Photographs Tomintoul Moray

Tour Scotland wee video of old photographs of Tomintoul, a village in Moray, Scotland. It is said to be the highest village in the Scottish Highlands. The village was laid out on a grid pattern by the 4th Duke of Gordon in 1775. It followed the construction, twenty years previously, of a military road by William Caulfeild, now the A939. The 2004 film One Last Chance starring Kevin McKidd and Dougray Scott was filmed in the village and the areas around it. James Stuart, born 1791, died 1874), a local farmer at Lynchork appears in a number of birth, baptism, death and Kirk Session records in this and surrounding parishes as the admitted or reputed father of children of his female servants. Grigor Willox was a reputed white witch who lived in Tomintoul in the 18th century. He was said to derive his powers from two amulets: a brass hook from a kelpie's bridle and a mermaid's crystal. Among his alleged powers were making cows produce milk, curing barren women, and detecting thieves. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.

All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission.

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