Lossiemouth Heritage

If you enjoy history, there’s so much to discover in Lossie! Fishing, railways, a lighthouse, politics, even dinosaurs!

Britain’s first Labour Prime Minister, Ramsay Macdonald, was born in Lossiemouth.

Find out more about this and other aspects of Lossiemouth’s history on a walk about the town.

We have created a suggested itinerary that covers three of the main aspects of Lossiemouth heritage; town history, military heritage, and geology, as well as a circular town walk to take in the main sites.


Did you know that some of the oldest dinosaurs in the UK were revealed in Lossie rocks? Or that, once upon a time, Lossiemouth was an island?

There’s so much to learn about Lossie and we’re here to help you discover it all.

Dive into Lossiemouth’s history with our heritage day out itinerary, including a circular town walk.

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An iconic landmark, Covesea Lighthouse was built by the Stevenson Family, completed in 1846.

In summer, you can climb to the top for the best view in Lossie (please book in advance). The cliffs below the lighthouse house giant caves, once home to families of tinkers. Great fun to explore!

There’s free parking at the RAF heritage centre for the lighthouse and beach.
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For over 100 years, the old wooden bridge granted access to East Beach. But, in July 2019, under the weight of thousands of feet, paws, buggies, and boards, the bridge failed and was closed.

A community campaign was launched to fund a new bridge, and this summer, a new bridge will open, from the esplanade, allowing excited beachgoers access to the white sands of Lossiemouth East Beach once again.

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Ramsay Macdonald

Britain’s first Labour Prime Minister was born in Lossiemouth in 1866.

From the humble beginnings of the tiny house near the Mercat Cross, he went on to build a fine family home, Hillocks, on Moray Street.

Now home to his granddaughter, the house is occasionally opened up to the public. Follow our circular walk to find out more.

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Ramsay Macdonald Viewpoint

directory of services

Follow the link below to find a full listing of all LBA member businesses across every sector.

In time, this will be expanded to include a brief listing of non-member businesses to provide a complete information resource for our visitors.

If the service that you require is not listed in this directory, use your preferred search engine to find them.

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directory of services

Getting Here

Lossiemouth is on the Moray coast, approximately 40 miles east of Inverness and 70 miles northwest of Aberdeen. The A96 is the main road between these two cities. 

Travelling by bus or train, head to Elgin for a connecting bus service to Lossiemouth.