Explore our village and the surrounding area

Welcome to the Archiestown website, created by Archiestown Village Council, which aims to promote the area as a delightful place to live or spend a holiday.

The website describes the local amenities and acts as a noticeboard for the community so that they can keep up to date with village events and village council proposals.

Archiestown is a vibrant community which has expanded in recent years. Currently there are around 180 residents served by a post office/shop and a hotel. The local school is Knockando Primary about 4 miles away.

Although the community of Archiestown is small in number, it is big in heart as is evident in the tidy nature of the village.   Archiestown has frequently won the Moray village in bloom competition.   Archiestown no longer has its own school and is serviced by the primary school in the tiny village of Knockando which lies around 3 miles to the west.

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Archiestown, the only village in the parish of Knockando was founded in 1760 by Sir Archibald Grant of Monymusk who had inherited his “Highland Estate” on his marriage. Planned villages were mushrooming in the North East of Scotland and Sir Archibald an improver, followed suit establishing it as a community of linen weavers. A fire in 1783 destroyed many of the houses.

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Calendar of Events and Village Hall Booking

Please click here to see all upcoming meetings and events.

Village hall bookings are marked on the calendar too, if you’d like to book the village hall please contact:

Steve Oliver

Telephone: 01340 810442

Email: steveoliveradi@tiscali.co.uk

You’ll need to look at the two forms below:

AVC Hall let prices 140414

AVC Review of Contract to Let 140414

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