Sitting on the south coast of the Moray Firth, and nestled in the heart of the world-famous whisky region, is the town of Elgin. Want a taste of the local whisky? Head to the local Glen Moray, Glen Elgin, and Gordon & MacPhail distilleries – open days for the public and whisky trails!
Indulgence aside, the picturesque town is surrounded by breath-taking scenery, and many who live in Elgin visit the rugged coastline regularly for walks. Located on two A roads and with its own train station, it is not surprising that many enjoy the balance of outdoor and contemporary life that Elgin has to offer.
Just 30 minutes from Elgin is the Britannia Greers office, located in Keith. Britannia Greers is a family owned removals business and can help with moves throughout Scotland.
Moving to Elgin
Families looking to buy a detached property in Elgin, with four bedrooms, should look to have a minimum budget of £230,000. There are some outstanding and expansive country properties on the market for prices over £550,000. Smaller detached homes are upwards of £180,000 and family sized semis start at £130,000. Two bed terraced homes are a popular option for first time buyers, with some on the market for under £100,000. Flats start at £75,000.
There are my no means as many properties to let as there are to buy, but it is a viable option in Elgin. One bedroom apartments hover around £395 pcm, rising to over £450 pcm for two bedrooms. Terraced homes fall in to the £500 pcm to £600 pcm bracket. Semidetached and detached homes are rarely on the market.
Schools in Elgin
There are eight primary schools throughout Elgin, with some receiving excellent results from their latest inspections. New Elgin, Seafield, Greenwards, and West End are all ‘good’ primary schools. St Sylvester’s RC and Mosstowie are ‘very good’.
There are two secondary schools in Elgin. Elgin High is ‘satisfactory’, whereas Elgin Academy is ‘good’.
Transport Links Elgin
With the A96 running east to west through Elgin, and the A941 heading south, those who need to get around this corner of Scotland for work will not have a problem. The city of Inverness is just an hours’ drive away. Local and regional buses also benefit from the fantastic road links.
Elgin railway station is comprised of two platforms. The basic service is two trains per hour; west to Inverness and east to Aberdeen. During peak hours, there tends to be more services. The first train to Aberdeen on week days continues through to Dundee and Edinburgh Waverley, with the same service running late in the evening for commuters. On Sundays, there are only five services.