On the main through fare between Aberdeen and Inverness is Fochabers and what a wonderful place. Home to the maker of world class haggis, the village stands aside the Spey river which boasts some of the best salmon fishing in Scotland. Baxters the purveyor of some of Scotland's finest foods was founded here and today still has a large factory here with a very large visitors centre which includes a replica of their first shop. On the main street there is a fantastic folk museum with literally thousands of exhibits. The Gordon's founded the village and Gordon Castle proudly stands on the outskirts of the village. Christies garden centre on the east end of the village is one of the finest in the area. A walk around the lake in the castle grounds is relaxing. Milnes Institute is probably the finest school building architecturaly speaking in the whole of Scotland and what a picture it makes at night - absolutely amazing!
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