In the heart of Malt Whisky Country nestling below Ben Rinnes, at 2755ft (840m) Moray's highest mountain, the scattered rural community of Edinvillie
(population less than 400) abuts the southern outskirts of Charlestown of Aberlour.
Edinvillie is virtually equidistant from Inverness & Aberdeen, being 55 miles & 60 miles away respectively.
Although surrounded by farmland, the outlying community is home to world famous distilleries such as:- Benrinnes, Glenfiddich, Aberlour, Glenlivet, Glenfarclas, Balvenie, Mortlach to name just a few. More correctly known as Milltown of Edinville, the ruins of the old mill still stand by the Lour burn that runs through the village to the nearby River Spey.
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What was once the village shop is now a veterinary practice and to supplement the diverse commercial scene there is a Tree Surgeon,
Farming Contractors, Building Contractors, a Childminder, Soft Furnishings Designers, a Web Designer, a Contractor specialising in all
types of earth moving machinery, two Electrical Contractors, a Lighting Studio and bed and breakfast establishments.
The Lour burn starts its life on nearby Meikle Conval and Ben Rinnes as the burns of: Scurran, Rowantree, James, Henheads, Hollen, Beatshach, Lowing, Kelter, Black and Lynetian falling through a series of waterfalls, growing in size, through to the Linn Falls and finally into the River Spey at Aberlour. Feeding three distilleries enroute (1st Benrinnes, 2nd Glenallachie and finally Aberlour distilleries). Some of the burns that run off the Ben also feed other distilleries such as Glenfarclas and Allt a Bhainne.
Edinvillie is in a former county of NE Scotland lying between Morayshire to the west and Aberdeenshire to the east,
Banffshire had an area of 641 sq. miles (1660 sq. km) and extended northwards from the Cairngorm Mountains to the coast of the Moray Firth.
Watered by the River Spey and River Deveron, its county town was Banff.
The region remained largely Roman Catholic after the Reformation (16th century) and suffered greatly in the ensuing struggles. During the English Revolution (17th century), Banffshire was a Royalist stronghold. Located in the area are the ruins of several medieval castles and the 12th-century church of Gamrie. In 1974 it was incorporated into the Banff and Buchan District of the newly created Grampian Region and in the local government reorganisation of 1996 was divided between Moray and Aberdeenshire Council Areas.