You can’t go wrong with the definitive guide to Elgin

Jenny Main has written the definitive, fully-illustrated A-Z guide of Elgin’s history, people and places.

Elgin has a wealth of history which is explored in Jenny Main’s A-Z Guide of the town. The last of the Pictish kings – Macbeth – ruled this area, with his rival, Duncan, dying of his battle wounds in the town in 1040.

Edward I took up residence in the summer of 1296 and Bonnie Prince Charlie even stayed here. Learn more about Elgin’s role in these important events in Scottish history, as well as some of the more modern developments taking place in the town including major engineering projects and the new building for the University of the Highlands in Main’s informative guide.

The book also highlights some of the rich wildlife which can be found in the area, as well as charting the story of some of the town’s most well-known exports like whisky and, of course, cashmere.

Jenny Main has lived in Elgin for most of her life meaning that the guide has a well-informed and local perspective. A great tour of the town for both locals of the area and those with an interest in Moray.

A-Z of Elgin, by Jenny Main, published by Amberley Books, £14.99.

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