Keith’s fortune was mainly built on whisky and textile production and some of the largest and grandest houses in Moray can be found here. The information boards give good glimpses into the past. It’s worth taking the time to discover Milton Tower and St Rufus Church within the town. You will find waterfalls and old kilns while walking in the surrounding countryside. Population 4491.
The Keith and Dufftown Railway originally opened in 1862 to serve the whisky industry and towns. The dedication of volunteers keeps the 11 mile line going. It takes about 40 minutes for a one-
The Auld Brig, built in 1609, is situated across from the old station and crosses the River Isla. It is a pleasant picnic stop. Sometimes the smell of whisky wafts across from the Cooperage where barrels are made and refurbished. Nearby is the spot where “witches” were drowned.
There is an extensive collection of trails that combine Keith’s history and the natural beauty on its doorstep. Find ancient limekilns and beauty spots such as the Falls of Tarnash. Pick up the impressive free pack “Paths Around Keith” available from Tourist Information Offices.
The Keith Show, held in August is a big event in Keith. It’s one of the oldest shows in the area – now in its 137th year. Events include livestock competitions, country dancing, tractor pulling and tug o’ war. It also features market stalls and pipe bands. (The 2011 show is on the 7th & 8th of August).
A modern facility with a 25m*11m swimming pool. As well as swimming you can relax in the sauna and steam room.
A short distance from the town centre on Banff Road. Tel: 01542 882222