Dipple, Moray

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Dipple is located in Moray
Location within Moray
OS grid referenceNJ32975 58308
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDipple
Postcode districtIV32
Dialling code01343
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
57°36′36″N 3°07′26″W / 57.610°N 3.124°W / 57.610; -3.124Coordinates: 57°36′36″N 3°07′26″W / 57.610°N 3.124°W / 57.610; -3.124
Farmhouse in Dipple

Dipple (Scottish Gaelic: Diopal) is a village in the Parish of Speymouth,[1] in Moray, Scotland, approximately 8 miles (13 km) east of Elgin and is located on the west bank of the River Spey.[2] In medieval times Dipple was a parish in its own right and had a parish church dedicated to the Holy Ghost. This church is believed to have stood within the churchyard but no trace of it is now to be found there, although the graveyard may still be visited. A parson of Dipple is mentioned at the end of the twelfth century and, c.1208, the bishop of Moray used the parsonage revenues of Dipple, along with those of another parish (Rothven), to create a prebend within the cathedral at Elgin. The name Dipple is derived from the Gaelic word Diopal, meaning side of a hill.[3]


  1. ^ "Parish of Speymouth". scottish-places.info. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
  2. ^ Shaw, Lachlan (1882). The History of the Province of Moray. 3. London: Hamilton, Adams, & Company. pp. 25–26.
  3. ^ Matheson, Donald (1905). The Place Names of Elginshire. Stirling, Scotland: Enas MacKay. p. 191.