House of Biscuits

Aberlour House in Moray was built in 1838 by William Robertson for Alexander Grant, a slave-owner, planter and merchant from Aberlour, after his return to Britain. His niece, Margaret Macpherson Grant, lived in it after Grant died, and it was later home to John Ritchie Findlay of The Scotsman newspaper and his descendants. It was requisitioned for military use during the Second World War.

Aberlour House  then became a preparatory school for Gordonstoun until it was purchased, restored and renovated by Walkers Shortbread for use as their head officeand now use it as their head office.

On the last day of July 2020, I visited the now ruinous East Lodge of Aberlour House.

This was once home to the Morrison family. The only son of the Morrison family, John MacGregor Morrison, died of wounds in Italy in September 1944. His sisters and aunts – the Misses Morrison – used to dance at the Craigellachie Annual Ball:

Aberlour East Lodge, a building at risk, is a single storey, cruciform, classical, polished ashlar gate lodge.

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