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Encyclopedia > Moray
The Moray Council area
Location
Image:ScotlandMoray.png
Geography
Area Ranked 8th
 - Total 2,238 km²
 - % Water  ?
Admin HQ High Street
Elgin
Moray
IV30 1BX
ISO 3166-2 GB-MRY
ONS code 00QX
Demographics
Population Ranked 25th
 - Total (2005) 88,120
 - Density 39 / km²
Politics

The Moray Council
http://www.moray.gov.uk/
Control Independent
MPs
MSPs
Scotland

Moray (pronounced Murray, spelled A Moireibh in Gaelic) is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland. It lies in the north-east of the country, with coastline on the Moray Firth, and borders the council areas of Aberdeenshire and Highland. council area of Scotland File links The following pages link to this file: Moray Categories: NowCommons | GFDL images ... Map of Scotland Although Scotland is a relatively small country, with a land area of 78 772 km², its geography is highly varied, from the rural lowlands, to the barren highlands, and from large cities to uninhabited islands. ... This is a list of council areas of Scotland ordered by area. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elgin (Scottish Gaelic: ) is a former cathedral city and a former Royal Burgh in Moray, Scotland and is the administrative and commercial centre for Moray. ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for the United Kingdom correspond to the nations administrative divisions. ... The Office for National Statistics coding system is a hierarchical code used in the United Kingdom for tabulating census and other statistical data. ... This is a list of council areas of Scotland ordered by population. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This is a list of Members of Parliament at the House of Commons in Westminster representing constituencies in Scotland, arranged by party. ... Angus Robertson Angus Robertson, born 28 September 1969, Wimbledon, London, England, is a Scottish politician. ... Moray is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The Scottish Parliament is composed of 129 members called Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) or, in Gaelic, Buill Pàrlamaid na h-Alba (BPnA). ... Richard Lochhead (born May 24, 1969 in Paisley, Scotland) is a Scottish politician. ... Moray is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament. ... Nora Radcliffe (born 4 March 1946) is a Scottish Liberal Democrat politician, and Member of the Scottish Parliament for Gordon, first elected in 1999. ... Gordon is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... // Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. ... The council areas of Scotland form the local government areas of Scotland, all of them unitary authorities. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots2 Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - UK Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I 843  Area    - Total 78,772 km... The Moray Firth is a roughly triangular area of the North Sea, north and east of Inverness. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Highland unitary authority area (Roinn na Gàidhealtachd in Gaelic) is a local government area in the Scottish Highlands and the largest local government area in Scotland. ...

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Towns and villages

Aberlour, also known as Charlestown of Aberlour after its founder, is a town in Moray, Scotland, 12 miles south of Elgin. ... Archiestown is a small village in Moray, Scotland, named in honour of its founder Sir Archibald Grant of Monymusk. ... Buckie Harbour, with town in background Buckie (Gaelic: Bucaidh) is a burgh town of about 9,000 inhabitants on the Moray Firth coast of Scotland in Moray. ... Burghead (Scottish Gaelic: or Ceann Bhuirgh) is a burgh in Moray, Scotland. ... Fahan Clochans on the slopes of Mount Eagle, Dingle Peninsula, Kerry, Ireland A Clochan is drystone hut with a corbelled roof, dating from the early middle ages. ... Craigellachie (Gaelic: Creag Eileachaidh) is a small village in Moray, Scotland, at the confluence of the River Spey and River Fiddich (whose valley or Glen gives the name to the famous Scotch whiskey Glenfiddich), in walking distance of the town of Aberlour. ... The Royal Burgh of Cullen (Gaelic: Inbhir Cuilinn) is a burgh in Moray, Scotland, on the North Sea coast 20 miles east of Elgin. ... Cummingston is a small town between the villages of Burghead and Hopeman on the Moray Firth, in north east Scotland. ... Dallas Village looking South West along the central road, with the hill of Mill Buie in the background Dallas (Scottish Gaelic: Dalais meaning valley of water) is a small rural village in Moray, Scotland, south west of Elgin. ... Drybridge is a village in North Ayshire, Scotland. ... Dufftown is a burgh in Moray, Scotland, United Kingdom. ... Duffus is a village in Moray, Scotland, centred on a Mercat Cross. ... Elgin (Scottish Gaelic: ) is a former cathedral city and a former Royal Burgh in Moray, Scotland and is the administrative and commercial centre for Moray. ... Findhorn is a village in Moray, Scotland. ... Findochty is a village in Scotland. ... Fochabers is a village in the Moray region of North-East of Scotland, not far from the cathedral city of Elgin and located on the bank of the river Spey. ... Suenos Stone in Forres The Royal Burgh of Forres (Gaelic: Farrais), an ancient burgh, is situated in the north of Scotland on the Moray coast. ... Fogwatt is a small village near Elgin, in Moray, Scotland. ... Garmouth is a village in Moray, north east Scotland. ... Hopeman is a small, seaside village in Moray, Scotland. ... Keith Church Keith is a small town in the northeast of Scotland with a population of around 5000. ... Kingston is a small village in Moray, Scotland. ... Kinloss is a village in Moray, Scotland. ... St. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Lossiemouth, is a burgh in Moray, Scotland. ... Mosstodloch is a small village in Moray, Scotland, lying on the A96 between Fochabers and Elgin on the west bank of the River Spey. ... Portknockie is a coastal village on the Moray Firth in northeastern Scotland, halfway between Aberdeen and Inverness. ... Rafford is a village in Moray, Scotland. ... Rothes is a village in Moray, Scotland, south of Elgin and on the banks of the River Spey. ... Rothiemay is a beautiful mill town village about an hours drive from Aberdeen, in Scotland. ... Spey Bay is a small settlement in Moray, Scotland. ... Tomintoul is a village in the old county of Banffshire, now subsumed within Moray council. ... Urquhart is a small village in Moray, Scotland. ...

Politics

Moray Council

The Moray council area was created in 1996, under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, with the boundaries of the former Moray district of the two-tier Grampian region. The Local Government Act etc. ... Grampian (Roinn a Mhonaidh in Gaelic) was a local government region of Scotland from 1975 to 1996. ... The local government regions and districts of Scotland were established under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 as a two-tier system of local government in Scotland. ...


Local government districts had their own directly elected councils. Therefore they were said to be part of a two-tier system of local government. This was abolished by the 1994 legislation, in favour of unitary council areas. The districts, and the regions, had been formed in 1975, under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973. A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single-tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (1973 c. ...

Moray Sign
Moray Sign

The Moray district had been formed by combining the local government county of Moray, except Grantown-on-Spey and Cromdale areas, with Aberlour, Buckie, Cullen, Dufftown, Findochty, Keith and Portknockie areas of the county of Banff. The Grantown-on-Spey and Cromdale areas had been combined with Kingussie and Badenoch areas of the county of Inverness to form the Badenoch and Strathspey district of the Highland region. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 2. ... The local government of Scotland is organised into 32 unitary authorities covering the mainland and islands of Scotland. ... Moray, or Morayshire or Elginshire (Moireibh in Gaelic) is one of the Registration counties of Scotland, bordering Nairnshire to the west, Inverness-shire to the south, and Banffshire to the east. ... Grantown-on-Spey is a small burgh in the Scottish Highlands founded in 1765, on the River Spey with a population of 3,409 [1]. It lies at the northern edge of the Cairngorm mountains, about twenty miles south east of Inverness. ... Cromdale is a small, growing village in the Highland council area of Scotland, on the A95 road, where it crosses Cromdale Burn, between Grantown-on-Spey and Aberlour. ... Aberlour, also known as Charlestown of Aberlour after its founder, is a town in Moray, Scotland, 12 miles south of Elgin. ... Buckie Harbour, with town in background Buckie (Gaelic: Bucaidh) is a burgh town of about 9,000 inhabitants on the Moray Firth coast of Scotland in Moray. ... The Royal Burgh of Cullen (Gaelic: Inbhir Cuilinn) is a burgh in Moray, Scotland, on the North Sea coast 20 miles east of Elgin. ... Dufftown is a burgh in Moray, Scotland, United Kingdom. ... Findochty is a village in Scotland. ... St. ... Portknockie is a coastal village on the Moray Firth in northeastern Scotland, halfway between Aberdeen and Inverness. ... The County of Banff is a registration county for property, and Banffshire (Siorrachd Bhanbh in Gaelic) is a Lieutenancy area of Scotland. ... Kingussie is a small burgh in the Scottish Highlands adjacent to the A9 road, although the old route of the A9 served as the towns main street. ... Badenoch, a district of south-east Inverness-shire in Scotland, bounded on the north by the Monadhliath mountains, on the east by the Cairngorms and Braemar, on the south by Atholl and the Grampians, and on the west by Lochaber. ... Inverness-shire or the County of Inverness (Siorrachd Inbhir Nis in Gaelic) is one of the registration counties of Scotland. ... Badenoch and Strathspey was created in 1975 as a one of the eight council disricts of the Highland local government region of Scotland. ... The Highland unitary authority area (Roinn na Gàidhealtachd in Gaelic) is a local government area in the Scottish Highlands and the largest local government area in Scotland. ...


Current political composition:

This article is about the Scottish Labour Party founded in 1976. ... The Scottish National Party (SNP) (Scottish Gaelic: is a centre-left political party which campaigns for Scottish independence. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the centre-right in the United Kingdom. ...

Parliamentary constituencies

In the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster), the council area is covered the Moray (Westminster) constituency. The House of Commons is a component of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which also includes the Sovereign and the House of Lords. ... The Houses of Parliament, seen over Westminster Bridge The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative body in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories. ... The Palace of Westminster, also known as the Houses of Parliament or Westminster Palace, in London, England is where the two Houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (the House of Lords and the House of Commons) meet to conduct their business. ... Moray is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...


In the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood), most of the council area is covered by the Moray (Holyrood) constituency, which is in the Highlands and Islands electoral region. The Keith area, however, is within the Gordon (Holyrood) constituency, which is in the North East Scotland electoral region.
For the national legislative body up to 1707, see Parliament of Scotland. ... The Scottish Parliament building in April 2006 The Scottish Parliament Building is the home of the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood, within the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Edinburgh. ... Moray is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament. ... The Highlands and Islands is one of the eight electoral areas for the Scottish Parliament through which 7 of the 56 Additional Members System MSPs are elected. ... St. ... Gordon is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood). ... North East Scotland is one of the eight electoral areas for the Scottish Parliament through which 7 of the 56 Additional Members System MSPs are elected. ...


Moray economy

Employment

The working population of Moray in 2003 was nearly 40,000 of which around 34,000 were employees and 6,000 self-employed. Of this 34,000, 31% are employed in the public sector compared with 27% for Scotland and 25% for the UK (the RAF personnel are not included in these figures). Only 18% of jobs are managerial or professional compared to 25% for Scotland. RAF is an three letter acronym for: Royal Air Force -- the Air Force of the United Kingdom (see also Air Ministry) Red Army Faction (Rote Armee Fraktion) -- a German terror organisation Rigas Autobusu Fabrika -- a factory making buses in Riga, Latvia Rapid Action Force in India Računarski Fakultet RAF...

People employed in Moray (2003)
People employed in Moray (2003)


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Economic performance

The gross value added (GVA)[1]in Moray was £1.26 billion, in 2003. This corresponds to an output of £14,500 per resident and was 6% below the average for Scotland and 12% below that of the UK. Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots2 Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - UK Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I 843  Area    - Total 78,772 km...


The diagrams show the strong reliance on the food and drink industry i.e. the distilling, canned food and biscuit manufacturing industries. The public sector is also very prominent. Of the total GVA of £1.26billion, food and drink is responsible for 19% while 3% is the Scottish figure and 2% for the UK. Moray is responsible for 9% of the entire food and drink GVA of Scotland. Significant areas where Moray has a larger than average share of national markets are in tourism, forest products, textiles and specialized metal working. In contrast, however, Moray is significantly under-represented in the business services area at 15% of GVA while it is 19% for Scotland and 25% for the UK. The Gross value added is GDP - taxes on products + subsidies on products = GVA GVA + taxes on products - subsidies on products = GDP See also Measures of national income and output External links GVA - Gross Value Added ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots2 Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - UK Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I 843  Area    - Total 78,772 km...

GVA per head of population (1998 - 2003)
GVA per head of population (1998 - 2003)
Industry GVA (2003)
Industry GVA (2003)
Manufacturing GVA (2003)
Manufacturing GVA (2003)

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Earnings

Compared to Scottish or UK levels, average incomes in Moray are low. The average wage in 2003 was £286 per week which was 12% below the Scottish average and 18% below the UK (these statistics exclude the armed forces). These figures reflect the large amount of part-time employment, with fewer qualified workers and less managerial and professional jobs. 16% of residents out-commute which is relatively high and of these, two-thirds work in Aberdeen or Aberdeenshire mainly in the oil and gas industry. These out-commuters earn significantly more than local workers.


Business base

In 2004, there were around 2,500 VAT registered businesses in Moray with 75% of businesses employing fewer than 5 people and about a half of firms with a turnover of less than £100,000. 60% of employees are employed in small firms compared to 48% for Scotland as a whole. vat can be a type of barrel used for storage. ...


Moray's major companies export their products to other UK regions and abroad and many of the smaller companies have direct involvement with neighbouring economies in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Highland. Also, a large out-commuting workforce (estimated to be in excess of 5000 people) derives its income from the neighbouring centres of Aberdeen and Inverness. For other uses, see Aberdeen (disambiguation). ... Inverness (Inbhir Nis in Scottish Gaelic) is the only city in the Highland council area and the Highlands of Scotland. ...

VAT registered enterprises in Moray (2004)
VAT registered enterprises in Moray (2004)


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Note: 2003 and 2004 data at SCOTDAT is the most uptodate as of August 2006


Population

Unlike many other regions of Scotland which are experiencing population decline, Moray's population is expected to grow modestly to around 91,000 by 2024.

Projected population for Moray (2004 - 2024)
Projected population for Moray (2004 - 2024)

Source: General Register Office for Scotland[[1]]
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External links

  • Moray Council

Footnotes

  1. ^ GVA = Gross Value Added is the term now used for total wealth created in the regional economy. Measured at basic prices, it is close to what was formerly known as Gross Domestic Product at factor cost.

References

Joint report HIE Moray and Moray Council entitled "MORAY 2020: STRATEGY FOR THE DIVERSIFICATION OF THE ECONOMY OF MORAY FOLLOWING RESTRUCTURING OF THE RAF BASES AT KINLOSS AND LOSSIEMOUTH" available at both web sites.


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