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Moray Motor Museum, Elgin

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  • Set off to visit this little car collection as it was recommended to us , and we were not disappointed!!! It's excellent even if your not into cars cause it's so interesting all the different fancy ca...  more »
  • Easily accessible motor museum. A lovely collection of cars. All in beautiful condition. Knowledgeable assistant on hand to answer questions. Short trip - small museum but very interesting.  more »
  • As I live locally , today I made my annual pilgrimage to this superb facility . With the exception of 2 vintage cars , all the other exhibits are road going and many are seen at the local car shows. E...  more »
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  • One on one tour, great cars, a real family museum.... Ask what he has downstairs....
  • Beautifull little museum, with great historic cars and a few nice old motorcycles. Visit in april 2016 with Kels on tour. Thanks to our privste guide.
  • First built in AD1010, Oldmills is the oldest named building in Elgin.Predating the catastrophic Orkney Viking Invasion of 1013 when they sacked Forres, leaving Scot King Malcolm for dead under the bridge, slaughtering all the Picts in their capital of Burghead, and then had a go in Elgin too. On the original main road to Inverness, the mill was the property of the King. It was owned by Macbeth, amongst others, but was finally given to the Church in 1230, when it was described as Oldmill, as it could no longer be called Kingsmill. Pope Urban wrote a papal bull to the Scottish king thanking him for this fine gift. The monks of Pluscarden ran the mill, with compulsory milling from all the surrounding farms, which annoyed many, as there were cheaper mills! Beer was brewed here from an early time, and regular Ecclesastical court records show the miller being put in the stocks outside the church for the duration of the church service, with a notice saying"selling beer during the sabbath" prominently displayed! I believe this was a form of advertising, as there are so many regular convictions, and all the parishioners could see where they could go to buy their beer! Finally the church lost its land, and the mill was bought by private families, such as the Culbard family, and they had the same problem with farmers looking for cheaper milling. The bane of the mill is explosive fire, and a devastating fire in 1763 ruined the machinery. The disaster was seen as an opportunity to modernise, and bigger new machinery was bought. There have been 7 mills on the site, each new one bigger and better than the previous. The very first was most likely to be a Norse vertical mill, only changing to the more efficient Roman horizontal mill on rebuild. The mill is working, and there is a brewery in it once again, but milling is not financially viable, I have trouble even giving it away! The Mill is attempting to build a a Tilapia Fish Farm on some spare land, with a polytunnel aquaponics unit to demonstrate Stirling Universities new farm diversification project. An EFF grant has awarded the Mill £80 000 to get the farm producing, all profits will be used to regenerate the mill, and make this an exciting place to visit. Feel free to visit, come and do some work! It is good for the soul.