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Fochabers Town Information

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This pretty village lying on the River Spey was created in the 18th century by the 4th Duke of Gordon who believed the original village lay too close to his castle. It boasts a number of antique shops and an abiding reputation for producing top-quality ‘fiddlers’. Indeed, it was the birthplace of the well-known fiddler and composer William Marshall (1748-1833).

The family-run firm of Baxters, which uses secret recipes in its tinned products, is based here. The company was founded in 1868 by George Baxter, a one-time gardener at the former Gordon Castle.

Gordon Castle, Fochabers - Photo © Anne Burgess
Gordon Castle, Fochabers
Photo: Anne Burgess CCL

Fochabers Folk Museum, based in a converted church, has many rural artifacts ranging from model engines to a turnip-chopping machine.