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Keith is a small town in the northeast of Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba) is a country or nation and former independent kingdom of northwest Europe, and one of the four constituent parts of the United Kingdom. Scotland has a land boundary with England in the island of Great Britain and is otherwise bounded by seas and oceans. These boundaries... Scotland with a population of around 5000. It is part of the district of Moray, one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland, lies in the north-east of the country and borders on the regions of Aberdeenshire and Highland. It covers parts of the traditional counties of Nairnshire, Morayshire, Inverness-shire and Banffshire. Towns in Moray Buckie Craigellachie Cullen Deskford Dufftown Elgin Findhorn... Moray.


The oldest part of the town dating back to around Events April 13 - Frederick Barbarossa issues the Gelnhausen Charter November 18 - France Emperor Antoku succeds Emperor Takakura as emperor of Japan Afonso I of Portugal is taken prisoner by Ferdinand II of Leon Artois is annexed by France Prince Mochihito amasses a large army and instigates the Genpei War between... 1180. The main part of the town today is on higher ground above the river, laid out in Events January 25 - Moscow University established. July 9 - French and Indian War: Braddock Expedition - British troops and colonial militiamen are ambushed and suffer a devastating defeat inflicted by French and Indian forces. During the battle, British General Edward Braddock is mortally wounded. Colonel George Washington survives. November 1 - Portugal, Lisbon... 1755 by the The title Earl of Seafield was created in 1701 for James Ogilvy, who served as Secretary of State for Scotland, President of the Scottish Parliament, Royal Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Lord High Chancellor of Scotland, Lord Chief Baron of the Court of the Exchequer... Earl of Findlater.


It is strategically located at the crossing of the A95 and The A96 is a major road in Scotland. It runs north west from Aberdeen, bypassing Kintore, Inverurie, Huntly and Elgin. It runs through Fochabers, Nairn, Forres and Keith. The road terminates at the A9 outside of Inverness. Categories: Road stubs | UK roads ... A96 roads.


It has a several local services including a Health Centre, Dentist, Optician and multiple Hairdressing Salons. The town is home to three schools: Keith Grammar School, Keith Primary School and St Thomas RC Primary School. Tesco logo Historic Tesco store in St Albans Tesco PLC is a United Kingdom based international supermarket chain. Originally specializing in food, it has moved into areas such as clothes, consumer electronics, consumer financial services, internet service and consumer telecoms. In the year ended 28 February 2004 Tesco made pre... Tesco are building a new 24-hour supermarket in the town. Linda Gorn is the local councellor.


A Visitor attraction is a place that primarily, or as a side-effect of its main purpose, caters for visitors, be they tourists, day-trippers or those on an educational mission. The term is now the preferred term in the UK for what was formerly called a Tourist attraction as... Tourist attractions

It has the only A tartan is a specific woven pattern that often signifies a particular Scottish clan in the modern era. The pattern is made with alternating bands of coloured (pre-dyed) threads woven as both warp and weft at right angles to each other. The resulting blocks of colour repeat vertically and... tartan museum in Scotland, an indication of the town's history in the wool industry. Keith is at the start of the MALT also means mucosal-associated lymphoid tissue. Malted barley Malting is a process applied to cereal grains, in which the grains are made to germinate and then quickly dried before the plant develops. The term malt refers to several products of the process: The grains to which this process has... Malt Whisky (or whiskey) is an alcoholic beverage distilled from grain, often including malt, which has then been aged in wooden barrels. bottles of whisky Spelling The spelling whisky (plural whiskies) is generally used for those distilled in Scotland, Canada, and Japan, while whiskey (with an e; plural whiskeys) is used... Whisky trail, and the town itself is home to three Distillation is a means of separating liquids through differences in their boiling points. Known since antiquity, the concentration of alcohol by the application of heat to a fermented liquid mixture is perhaps the oldest form of distillation (see distilled beverages). However, the technique is now widely used for a variety... distilleries, amongst them Chivas Brothers - one of the oldest in the The Scottish Highlands are considered to be the mountainous regions of Scotland north and west of the Highland Boundary Fault. The area is generally sparsely populated, with many mountain ranges dominating the region. Regional administrative centres include Inverness. The Highland Council is the administrative body for around 40% of this... Highlands. The The Keith & Dufftown Railway (“The Whisky Line”) operates part of the former Great North of Scotland Railway line which linked Aberdeen with Aviemore. The section runs for 11 miles from Keith Town railway station to Dufftown. External link The Railway website Categories: Rail stubs | Heritage railways | Moray... Keith and Dufftown Railway is an 11-mile A scene on a heritage railway. An ex-British Railways 4MT 2-6-4T tank engine takes on water at Bishops Lydeard station on the West Somerset Railway, Somerset, England. A heritage railway or a preserved railway is a term used, especially in Great Britain, for a railway which is... heritage railway running to Dufftown is a burgh in Moray, Scotland, United Kingdom. Dufftown is located on the River Fiddich and is the location of several Scotch whisky distilleries. It produces more malt whisky than any other town in the UK. The largest and best known of these distilleries is the Glenfiddich distillery that... Dufftown.


Sons and Daughters of Keith

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  • Edward Colin Hendry (born December 7, 1965 in Keith) is a former Scottish professional football defender. Hendrys first team was his local club, Keith F.C.. He later moved on to Dundee United F.C. and was picked up by Blackburn Rovers F.C. in 1987. He played over... Colin Hendry
  • Irvine Laidlaw is Scotlands second richest man, owning about 720 million pounds. He began the company Institute for International Research in 1973. He was born in 1943 in Keith in Banffshire, and is one of the largest financial backers of the UKs Tory Party. He has won the... Irvine Laidlaw
  • James Naughtie, normally known as Jim, (born 1952 in Milltown of Rothiemay) is a BBC journalist and radio news presenter, especially of Radio 4s Today programme. Educated at Aberdeen University and then the Syracuse University in New York, he began his journalism career in 1975 at the Aberdeen Press... James Naughtie
  • Saint John Ogilvie

External links

  • Information on "Undiscovered Scotland" (http://www.undiscoveredscotland.com/keith/keith/index.html)
  • Tartan Museum Community Website (http://www.keithcommunity.co.uk/)
  • Census data (http://www.moray.gov.uk/census_2001/uvtownspop_keith.htm)
  • This article is about the map grid references in the UK. For the Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. The national grid reference system was devised by the Ordnance Survey, and is heavily used in their survey data, and in maps (whether published by the Ordnance Survey or... Grid reference: NJ429507 (http://getamap.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/getamap/frames.htm?mapAction=gaz&gazName=g&gazString=NJ429507)

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Alexander Keith - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (321 words)
Alexander Keith (October 5, 1795 – December 14, 1873) born in Halkirk, Caithness, Highland, Scotland, he immigrated to Canada in 1817 and founded the Alexander Keith's brewing company in 1820.
Keith was perhaps best known to the Halifax public as a leader of the freemasons.
Alexander Keith is buried at Camp Hill Cemetery across from the Halifax Public Gardens.
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Josiah Keith b 25 Dec 1678, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA; md Mary Lathrop 6 Jan 1702/03, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA.
Susannah Keith b 6 Mar 1696/97, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA, d bef 1719, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA; md Jonathan Cary 11 Dec 1717, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA.
Born in Scotland in 1643, and educated at Aberdeen, he arrived in Boston, aged 18, in 1662.
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