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LocationMoray, United Kingdom
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VIAF ID: 146692928

57° 42′ 01.44″ N, 3° 29′ 04.92″ W

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Deutsch: Burghead ( schottisch-gälisch: Am Broch) ist ein Ort in Moray im Nordosten von Schottland mit 1.680 Einwohnern (Schätzung 2004). Er liegt auf einer Halbinsel im Moray Firth.
English: Burghead (, Scots: The Broch) is a small town in Moray, Scotland, United Kingdom about 8 miles North-West of Elgin. The town is mainly built on a Peninsula which projects north-westward into the Moray Firth, meaning that most of the town has sea on 3 sides. The present town was built between 1805 and 1809, destroying in the process more than half of the site of an important Pictish hill fort. General Roy’s map shows the defences as they existed in the 18th century but he wrongly attributed them to the Romans. The fort was probably a major pictish centre and was where carved slabs depicting bulls were found; they are known as the Burghead Bulls. A chambered well of some considerable antiquity was discovered in 1809. Each year on January 11th a fire festival known as the burning of the clavie takes place, it is thought the festival dates back to the 1700s. Burghead is often known as The Broch by locals; confusingly, Fraserburgh is also known by this name.
Gàidhlig: Tha Am Broch na bhaile ann am Moireabh (Beurla: Burghead). Tha e mu 8 mìltean air àird an iar-thuath Eilginn. 'S e seo na co-chomharran aige: 57° 42′ 1.54″ Tuath agus 3° 29′ 4.84″ Iar. 57°
Nederlands: Burghead is een plaats ( burgh) in het Schotse bestuurlijke gebied Moray en telt 1640 inwoners. Het huidige Burghead is gebouwd in de periode 1805 tot 1809 waarbij een oud fort van de Picten grotendeels het veld moest ruimen.
Norsk bokmål: Burghead er en liten by i Moray i Skottland. Byen er hovedsakelig bygd på en halvøy som går nordvestover inn i fjorden Moray Firth, hvilket betyr at det meste av byen har havet på tre sider.


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