Dallas, Moray

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Coordinates: 57°33′11″N 3°28′01″W / 57.553°N 3.467°W / 57.553; -3.467

Dallas
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Dallas Village looking South West along the central road, with the hill of Mill Buie in the background
Dallas is located in Moray
Dallas
Dallas
 Dallas shown within Moray
Population 138 (1971 census)[1]
OS grid reference NJ124523
Council area Moray
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Forres
Postcode district IV36
Dialling code 01343
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Moray
Scottish Parliament Moray
List of places
UK
Scotland

Dallas (Scottish Gaelic: Dalais meaning 'valley of water') is a small rural village in Moray, Scotland, south west of Elgin.

It has a population of between 150 and 200. Although not well known, many larger settlements around the world are named after it. George Mifflin Dallas, whose family originally came from here, became the Vice President of the US, and Dallas, Texas may have been named after him. In Australia, Dallas, a suburb of Melbourne is also named after it.

Dallas is known locally as having a good community spirit. It holds an ambitious village Gala every July in which local girls are picked to be the Gala Queen and her attendants. The gala is a bigger event than might be expected for such a small village, and attracts many visitors from surrounding areas.

There is a lot of forestry in this region. The gardens of Dallas Lodge are often open to the public. The Church of St. Michael in the village dates from 1793, but is built on the site of an earlier church known from records to have been in existence in 1226.

William Anderson VC (November 1885 – 13 March 1915), a World War I recipient of the Victoria Cross, was born in Dallas.[2]

Dallas Castle[edit]

Ruins of Dallas Castle

Dallas Castle is barely standing, with only one small wall remaining. Tradition says it was used by the Wolf of Badenoch as a storehouse.

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