Archiestown is a small village in Moray Scotland with a population of about 180 occupants and is situated on the world famous Malt Whisky Trail in the Speyside region of the Highlands. The town was founded and named after Sir Archibald Grant of Monymusk and its plan is based on the traditional 18th century grid street and village square. The Duke of Richmond and Gordon unveiled the 5.5 meter high war memorial in 1920 and most of the buldings around the square were built using local stone.
The central part of the village is a Conservation Area and Archiestown always ranks very highly in the Moray Best Kept Village Competition due to the efforts of the residents who keep the gardens and public areas in immaculate condition. Archiestown was originally intended to be a weaving centre but it is probably better known for the distilleries which are located nearby.
For more useful Archiestown information visit the Archiestown Website created by Archiestown Village Council.