The image top is of Reidhaven Square at the
south side of Keith.
St Thomas Catholic
Church is by the Square, with an
interesting interior, especially the Dome.
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This Church was built in the 1830s with the
Copper Dome added in 1916.
Mid Street is the narrow Main Street in the
Town, where most of the shops, cafes, and
restaurants can be found.
At the end of Mid Street is Church Road,
where you can find the War Memorial and
Also on Church Street is St Rufus Church, built in the
early 1800s to replace the Medieval Church of
A short walk downhill from St Rufus Church
is the Old Cemetery, and Old Bridge
built in 1609, claimed to be the oldest
surviving dated Bridge in Moray.
By the Old Bridge is the Keith &
Station. This line was closed to Passenger
Trains in 1968. It was re-opened in 2000 for
Heritage Trains to run in Summer between Keith
and Dufftown, 11 miles in distance.
Strathisla Distillery and St Rufus
Park are down Seafield Avenue, by St Rufus
Church. The Distillery was founded in 1786,
oldest working Distillery in North Scotland,
producing Single Malt Whisky from 8 to 65 years
This is one of a number of Single Malt
Distilleries in Speyside that ca be visited,
The Grampian Hotel is on
Regent Square, where you can find Notice Boards
giving information on Keith and the Area.
Keith Golf Club
is a short distance up Fife Street from Regent
Square, founded in 1901. The original Course
was closed during WWII to be used as Farm Land.
The new Course was opened in the 1960s.
The most notable Clan in this area was:
Ogilvie, with Gordon, Grant, and MacDuff /Duff
1100s - Old Keith evolved on the west side
of the River Isla around a Church. A Cattle
Market emerged with Highland Drovers taking
Cattle to Keith to be sold to Southern