Keith, Banffshire, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on the town of Keith in the Scottish Highlands.

Keith is located about 56 miles east of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands and has a population of about 4800. The town has evolved from an amalgam of three earlier communities, namely Old Town, Keith and Fife Keith.

The name Keith may have a Brittonic origin and mean wood or forest.

The core of Keith was laid out around 1750 by the Earl of Findlater.

In common with other parts of N.E. Scotland, the local dialect is Doric, which has a long history dating back to Anglo-Saxon times.

One of the key visitor attractions in Keith is Strathisla Distillery. There are two other distilleries, namely Strathmill and Glenkeith. All three distilleries fall within the Speyside whisky region.

Strathisla Distillery, Keith, Scotland

 

Keith War Memorial, Scotland

St Rufus Parish Church, Keith, Scotland

Grampian Hotel, Regent Square, Keith, Scotland

Regent Street, Keith, Scotland

Mid Street, Keith, Scotland

Video clip of Reidhaven Square, Keith, Scotland

Keith Highlanders Pipe Band, Washington State, U.S.A

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