The 2001 population was 2,166. Grantown-on-Spey is twinned with Notre-Dame-de-Monts in Vendee, Pays-de-la-Loire, France. From 1898 to 1975 it was a burgh in Morayshire before being subsumed into the Badenoch and Strathspey district of the Highland Region until District and Regions were abolished in 1996. It was formerly in the county of Moray, until the 1860s being partly within a detached portion of Inverness-shire. It is the main town in what was the ecclesiastical (and later civil) parish of "Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie" formed by the union of the same-named parishes in the 16th century. High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Originally simply "Grantown" (after Sir James Grant), the addition of "on Spey" was one of the first actions of the newly-created burgh in 1898.
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