As a continuation of what I wrote at the end of my last postcard post: on my Great-Grandfather's birth certificate, it says he was born at the Leys of Hillhead in Rafford. The Leys and Hillhead don't exist according to Google Maps or the Internet, so a search got me nowhere there. So I got in touch with the Earl of Morayshire's land management company and asked if they knew. They did not. I kinda gave up at that point.
Today I was looking for Drainie, and I found a road by that name but no community, so I found a website showing the roads in the area and attached maps. Well, darned if I didn't find Hillhead and it's Leys on a map from 1874. I bought a digital copy from the National Archives of Scotland, but here's a screen capture showing the properties:
This is some cool genealogy! I've been lost in this and the garden all day. (Don't know about you, but I LOVE old maps and photos).
Here is the property of the Leys as it looks today (thank you Google StreetView):
My assumption is that they lived in the small building on the left that is barely visible. I can't imagine that they would have had the larger old house in the middle. Of course, the one on the right is new.