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Wikishire is where you may find the best of Britain and Ireland.

Wikishire is where you are; whether you are on the Shetland islands or the South Shetland Islands, or the places between, Wikishire is a growing guide on all you need to know about the British and Irish lands.

Tell the world what you love about your home. Each shire, from Kent to Kerry is here, with ever-growing detail; if your town or village is not in Wikishire, or if something important is missed out, then log on, then -

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To begin, you can peruse the list of counties of the UK or Republic of Ireland, or even go directly to a random page! To accompany the encyclopædia we also have an interactive map of the counties of the British Isles.

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Lossiemouth

Lossiemouth

Lossiemouth is a town in Morayshire. Originally the port belonging to Elgin, it became an important and innovative fishing town. Although there has been over a 1,000 years of settlement in the area, the present day town was formed over the past 250 years and consists of four separate communities that eventually merged into one.

There were villages along the shore here long since (Stotfield, Kinneddar, which disappeared, and Seatown between the river and the canal) Lossiemouth itself was founded at the creation of a new harbour on the River Lossie, the 18th Century; Lossiemouth was built as a planned town on a grid system, and it came to incorporate Stotfield and Seatown, which retain building s older than the town of which they now form a part. (Read more)

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Few things stay still for long, and here you can keep updating or improving the articles. A wiki is a constant work in progress.