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Grantown-on-Spey

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Grantown-on-Spey is a town in the Highland Council Area, historically within the county of Moray. It was founded in 1765 as a planned settlement on a low plateau at Freuchie beside the river Spey at the northern edge of the Cairngorm mountains, about 20 miles south east of Inverness (35 miles by road).Originally called simply "Grantown" after Sir James Grant, "on Spey" was added by the burgh council in 1898.The population in 2001 was 2,166.The town is twinned with Notre-Dame-de-Monts in the Vendée, Pays-de-la-Loire, France, and Grant Town, West Virginia in the United States.Since 2011, Grantown-on-Spey has been home to Shinty club Strathspey Camanachd.Visitor Information Map There is a small museum located in Burnfield Avenue near one of the town's three free car-parks.
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