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2015 Moffat Rally
Moffat is a small historical spa town located in the Annandale
Moffat is situated 21 miles from Dumfries and 54 miles from Edinburgh,
close to the M74. It has a wide tree-lined high street, which retains
much of its original characteristics. The town has very strong
connections both with the Moffat and Johnstone clans.
A predominantly sheep farming town in years gone past, this history
is depicted by the Ram Statue on the high street. A large depression
in the ground to the north of the town (Devil's Beef Tub) aided
the many sheep and cattle rustlers who operated in the area as
it allowed them a place to hide their animals before moving them
on. Moffat was also a spa town until 1921, when the Hydropathic
Hotel burnt to the ground.
The surrounding hills and the local stage of the Southern Upland
Way provide excellent walking. Also, the River Annan has good fishing
||The sulphurous waters of Moffat Spa were believed to have healing
properties and as more and more people flocked to Moffat, the "healing
waters" were piped from the well to the "Baths Hall" (now
the Town Hall). The town began to grow and more accommodation was
required to cater for the thousands of annual visitors.
.....some of the cars and sights at the
rally in 2006