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TITLE
Coopers, For Good Things to Eat, Grantown on Spey
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_04_015_0018
PLACENAME
Grantown on Spey
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
MORAYSHIRE: Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie
DATE OF IMAGE
29 June 1976
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
14905
KEYWORDS
badenoch shops
Coopers, For Good Things to Eat, Grantown on Spey

Cooper's - For Good Things to Eat - has a number of adverts in its windows. In the 1970s fine fare mandarin oranges would cost you 12p, Schweppes mixer drinks were 7p, Persil was 36p and Fairy liquid was 24p. Next door was Joseph Walker, baker and confectioner.

Grantown on Spey was founded as a planned settlement by Sir James Grant, the local landowner, in 1765. It is situated beside the River Spey at the northern edge of the Cairngorm mountains and, at the time of founding, was well served by two military roads. It was originally just Grantown after Sir James Grant but the 'on Spey' was added in the late 1890s.

At one point, two railways reached Grantown on Spey which gave the town a boost to industry and tourism. Although both lines have since closed the town is still a very popular tourist destination. The Strathspey Steam Railway has its current terminus at Broomhill Station, about three miles south of Grantown on Spey. It is hoped that in the future the line can, again, be extended to Grantown on Spey.

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Coopers, For Good Things to Eat, Grantown on Spey

MORAYSHIRE: Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie

1970s

badenoch shops

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

Cooper's - For Good Things to Eat - has a number of adverts in its windows. In the 1970s fine fare mandarin oranges would cost you 12p, Schweppes mixer drinks were 7p, Persil was 36p and Fairy liquid was 24p. Next door was Joseph Walker, baker and confectioner.<br /> <br /> Grantown on Spey was founded as a planned settlement by Sir James Grant, the local landowner, in 1765. It is situated beside the River Spey at the northern edge of the Cairngorm mountains and, at the time of founding, was well served by two military roads. It was originally just Grantown after Sir James Grant but the 'on Spey' was added in the late 1890s.<br /> <br /> At one point, two railways reached Grantown on Spey which gave the town a boost to industry and tourism. Although both lines have since closed the town is still a very popular tourist destination. The Strathspey Steam Railway has its current terminus at Broomhill Station, about three miles south of Grantown on Spey. It is hoped that in the future the line can, again, be extended to Grantown on Spey.