Local Area Information
Lossiemouth is a popular holiday resort with extensive stretches of sandy beach on either side of the town. It is perhaps best known for being the birthplace of the first Labour Prime Minister, Ramsay MacDonald. As well as having a championship golf course Lossiemouth can boast excellent sailing and angling facilities. There are shops to cover basic requirements.
There is currently no official aircraft viewing area at RAF Lossiemouth, however an area of track runs parallel to the station perimeter and the B9040 from where the Stations runways and dispersals can be seen. Tornados flying from and to RAF Lossiemouth can be viewed easily from Lossiemouth town.
The Royal Burgh and market town of Elgin, situated 6 miles south of Lossiemouth, houses the Moray Council Headquarters. It is best known for its ruined cathedral of 1224, which is one of the finest ecclesiastical buildings in Scotland. Elgin’s long history includes connections with Bonnie Prince Charlie, Dr Johnson and Boswell. Like most county towns, Elgin has many fine amenities, which include a library, a leisure centre with swimming pool/ice rink, and Cooper Park. The park is set amongst mature trees, surrounded by the River Lossie, and having a boating pond and small skate park it provides relaxation and entertainment for young and old. Elgin is the main shopping centre for the area: there are 2 large 24hr supermarkets, many specialist shops and an extensive retail park with all the usual major outlets.
Inverness & Aberdeen
Inverness is 43 miles west and Aberdeen is 70 miles east of Lossiemouth. Both cities have major shopping facilities and cultural elements and are served by good rail and road links.
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