Aberlour, also known as Charlestown of Aberlour after its founder, is a town in Moray, Scotland, 12 miles south of Elgin. Aberlour once was the site of an orphanage which was founded by a minister called Charles Jupp. It is said by many who were brought up in the orphanage, that Canon Jupp 'walked' the buildings on 30th November. His tomb lies in St Margaret's Episcopal Church which was the church used by the children of the orphanage. The orphanage was split into two separate units - one for the girls and the other for the boys. Between the two buildings was the school where the children were taught.
Aberlour also is the place where the famous Walkers . shortbread is made. This shortbread is known around the world, and many a New Year's Eve celebration is brought in with the brand Walkers.
Until 2004, Aberlour was the site of the prep school for Gordonstoun. Although the Preparatory School still keeps its name (Aberlour House) it is now located within the grounds of Gordonstoun School.
Thomas Telford, the renown civil engineer designed Craigellachie Bridge spanning the River Spey about 2 miles to the north of the town.
Alexander Cameron Sim, a pharmacist who introduced lemonade (locally called ramune) to Japan, was born in the town.