Castle to Cathedral to Cashmere
Funding BodyHeritage Lottery Fund
The lead partners were Moray Council, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Elgin Business Improvement District, Robert Gordon University, Elgin Fund, Historic Scotland, Moray College UHI, Johnstons of Elgin, Moray Speyside Tourism and others.
The project was an initiative over several years designed to bring the history and heritage of the centre of the Royal Burgh of Elgin alive for both visitors and local. It created a heritage route between the site of Elgin Castle to the cathedral and on to Johnston’s Cashmere Mill. By doing more to celebrate individual buildings and those who lived there, it is hoped greater numbers of visitors will be attracted to both the town and wider area, while a deeper pride will be instilled in local people for its historical and environmental legacy.
Staff from Robert Gordon University led two aspects of the work focusing around the heritage interpretation across the town centre (including both physical and virtual interpretation) and also the 3D scanning of historic buildings across the town. The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund with the end goal of encouraging more people into the centre of the town and to tell the story of the burgh more fully and more visibly than ever before. Full details can be found at: