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Located in Speyside area, Elgin is famous for whisky production. It is also home of a cashmere wool factory.
Elgin Bus Station is on the A96 in the town centre. The town is fairly well served with the hourly 10 service which connects Aberdeen and Inverness via the A96 corridor. There are also buses serving the various communities such as Lossiemouth, Burghead etc. which all depart from the bus station.
Elgin's rail station is located just south of the town centre. Trains are available to all stations on the Aberdeen to Inverness line, there is no set frequency of trains though, as a rough guide, trains are between 1 and 2 hours apart in each direction.
By Bus - Elgin city bus services depart from the bus station and bus routes will be found around the city. By Taxi -ByThis is probably the most efficient form of transport after hours, as most bus services cease or become less frequent at about 7pm. You won't be expected to pay a great deal for a taxi by UK standards as Inverness is rather small and routes are very direct.
St Giles Shopping Centre, Plenty of shops on the High Street, If you are into woollen products, there is a visitor centre at Johnstons of Elgin  together with their shop (and a small museum).
Pubs And Clubs Are Mainly Found in The City Centre. The Most Popular Are:
Johannas NightClub, Downtown USA Nightclub, The Granary Nightclub, The Cooperage, Diceys Bar, The Muckle cross (Weatherspoons)
Laichmoray Hotel, Mainsfield Hotel 4 Star*, Sunninghill Hotel, Mansion House Hotel, Premier Inn,
Elgin's a good base for exploring the many distilleries of the Speyside whisky region, and the county of Morayshire. It's also midway between the cities of Inverness and Aberdeen, each around an hour's drive away. On the Moray Firth coast there are opportunities for dolphin-watching, and you can visit the strange Findhorn Foundation - a 1960's new age community which has morphed into an ecological living centre, complete with self-built houses, circular meditation room, and wind turbines.