Morayshire - Duffus
Duffus is a village in Moray, Scotland. The Duffus Village Inn,
along with the local shop, Post Office and Duffus Village Hall
provide a focal point for the community. Nearby are the impressive
remains of Duffus Castle, St. Peters' Kirk, and Spynie Palace.
Duffus has consecutively won numerous awards, including "Best Kept
small village in the North of Scotland". Also to the east side is
Gordonstoun School which takes over 150 acres (0.61 km2).
The name of the village Duffus derives from the lands of Duffus in
Moray, Scotland. What is presently known as Duffus Parish
encompasses the lands of the ancient Barony of Duffus and comprises
9,565 acres (38.71 km2). The Duffus name has undergone a variety of
spelling changes through the years; in 1290, "Dufhus", and in 1512,
"Duffous". The name is probably a compilation of two Gaelic words,
dubh and uisg, meaning "darkwater" or "blackwater". At one time, the
region was below sea-level and the Loch of Spynie and stagnant pools
of water were a conspicuous feature of the area.
Duffus was the base of the regionally powerful de Moravia family
during the High Middle Ages. The family was probably of Flemish
origin. Freskin de Moravia came north from his lands in Lothian as
part of an army of David I to put down another rebellion by the men
of Moray. At his side, and soon to be a neighbor, was the ancestor
of the Innes'.
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