a river in E Scotland, flowing generally northeast through the Grampian Mountains to the Moray Firth: salmon fishing; parts of the surrounding area (Speyside) are famous for whisky distilleries. Length: 172 km (107 miles)

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  • Yet its use is absolutely indispensable to the salmon angler on the Spey.

  • I am afraid he will think but little of it after the Spey, but he will be too polite to say so.

    A Devotee

    Mary Cholmondeley

  • Since that period a substantial bridge has been thrown over the Spey.

  • There is a river in Scotland called the Spey; that I suppose is no news.


    W. Gordon Stables

  • A few minutes brought them to the Spey, where they alighted in safety.