Keith: Where the streets have new names

Keith lanes Local historians have played a part in choosing the names

More than 50 streets in the Moray town of Keith are finally being given names.

The lanes - which make up part of the town's grid formation - have been unidentified for more than a century.

Land Street, Mid Street and Moss Street run north to south through the centre of the town, and are intersected by 22 lanes, only a handful of which had names.

The names were prompted by the emergency services who had concerns about areas not being identified.

Local historians have played a part in choosing the names, so there are farming references in the local Doric dialect, with Ploo Lane and Fairmers Lane among the new titles.

Others reflect historic industries, such as Weavers Lane and Coopers Lane.

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