Aberlour, officially named ‘Charlestown of Aberlour’ is in the middle of the Spey Valley between Inverness and Aberdeen in the North East of Scotland. It is surrounded by the Cairngorm Mountains on one side and the Moray Firth coastline on the other.

Aberlour is famous for it’s two main industries – Shortbread and Whisky. The Walker family has been producing shortbread in Aberlour for over a century and there are over 50 whisky distilleries within a 15 mile radius.

Aberlour Orphanage, which housed up to 500 children, was built in 1882 and closed in 1967. The Clock Tower remains and there is also a memorial garden.

The river Spey runs through Aberlour and salmon fishing is a popular pastime for residents and tourists.

The road network links to all the major towns and villages. The nearest railway stations are Elgin, Keith and Aviemore. Air travel is served by Inverness (Dalcross Airport) and Aberdeen (Dyce Airport)

Download a map of Aberlour here.

Old Photographs from Bill Hendry

Old Aberlour Postcards

Prince Charles visit to Aberlour during the village bi-centenary


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