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|Scottish Gaelic: Tom an t-Sabhail|
Tomintoul shown within Moray
|Population||322 (Census 2001)|
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Tomintoul ( listen (help·info); from Scottish Gaelic: Tom an t-Sabhail, meaning Hillock of the Barn) is a village in the Moray council area of Scotland; until 1975 it was in the county of Banffshire.
The village was laid out on a grid pattern by the 4th Duke of Gordon in 1775. It followed the construction, twenty years previously, of a military road by William Caulfeild – now the A939. By 1841 the parish reached a population of 1,722. In 1951 this had fallen to just 531. The 2001 census reveals a village population of 322 with the total parish population now unavailable.
The artist and writer Mary Barnes died there in 2001 after living there for some time.
- "Lord" Tony Williams
The Gordon Arms Hotel saw significant improvement in the 1990s when it was lavished with funds from the media styled Lord Tony Williams. It is a myth that villagers referred to Tony Williams as 'Lord'. This was a media invention. 'Lord' Williams spent at least £1 million on improving the hotel, and invested yet more money in other projects within the village. The money proved illusory: rather than a wealthy peer of the realm Williams was a former Deputy Director of Finance in the Metropolitan Police and had used his talents to defraud them of £4.5 million. He was sentenced to seven years imprisonment. After his arrest a 10 metre fibreglass Zulu was discovered in the hotel beer cellar - its purpose was never determined.
- Percy Toplis - The "Monocled Mutineer"
Percy Toplis took refuge in the area in 1920 before being discovered by a local farmer. He made his escape, shooting and wounding the farmer and a police constable while doing so. Within a week he was shot dead by police in England.
- James Stuart
Chiefly of interest to genealogists, James Stuart (1791–1874), a local farmer at Lynchork (pronounced "Linnahork") appears in a number of birth, baptism, death and Kirk Session records in this and surrounding parishes as the admitted or reputed father of children of his female servants.
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