Moray Remembers

100 years after the Armistice a pamphlet retelling the stories of the Edinkillie men who died in the Great War is being published.  A poignant reminder of the men who gave up ordinary lives for the trenches.  Copies available at Edinkillie Church, or read it online here.

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TIPS AND THINGS TO DO AROUND MORAY

Catering

Please do get in touch for recommendations if you are looking for caterers or babysitters for your stay.

Golf

World renowned 18 hole links and host to the Scottish Open 2012 Castle Stuart is a spectacular course with stunning views across the Moray Firth.

Nairn Golf Club also offers amazing views and another 18 hole course, voted no. 9 in Scotland.

Craggan Golf Club is a more relaxed but equally beautiful course while TorveanFairways and many many others are testament to Morayshire as a world class golfing destination.

Walks & Adventure

The Bantrach is just off the beautiful Dava Way path which follows the old rail route from Grantown-on-Spey to Forres.  Suitable for walking or cycling.

The beautiful Lochindorb is 20 minutes away.  A beautiful loch with ancient castle on an island in its centre.  A beach at one end and lovely walks around one edge.

Craggan Outdoors is the place for all sorts of brilliant outdoor activities.  One of the biggest outdoor adventure centres in the country it is 30 mins from the Bantrach.  Activities range from clay pigeon shooting to white water rafting, canoeing, mountain biking, pony trekking and more.

Landmark forest adventure park is brilliant in wet weather or dry.  Their runaway timber train, rock climb, 'skydive', flume ride, and treetop walks are always a hit with children.  40 mins away in Carrbridge.

Logie Estate & Steading is 5 minutes down the road by car, or a 30 minute walk.  Delicious cafe selling home baked cakes, local art gallery, second hand book shop, antiques and a farm & garden shop - plus the river walk to Randolph's Leap and an adventure playground.  Outdoor theatre productions in the Summer.  Lovely place to visit.

With nine of the best know distilleries within touching distance, why not take on taste challenge of the Malt Whisky Trail?

Beaches

Culbin Sands is a network of forest tracks, perfect for walking or cycling, which open out onto a beautiful expanse of coast along the Moray Firth.

Just outside Forres is the village of Findhorn.  Once a busy port with trading ships it is now a peaceful little village ideal with great pubs, lovely beaches and watersports.  The Kimberley Inn comes particularly recommended, as does The Bunty Fish & Chippie.  The sand banks which appear at low tide are very popular with seals.  The Findhorn Foundation eco-village is also worth a visit, particularly for the artisan Phoenix Bakery.

Other lovely beaches nearby include Roseisle, Covesea and Lossiemouth.

Historic sites of interest

The ruins of Elgin Cathedral take you back into centuries past when Alexander, Wolf of Badenoch terrorised Morayshire.

Cawdor Castle made famous by Shakespeare in his play Macbeth.

Brodie Castle

Books

The Great Floods of Moray by Sir Thomas Dick Lauder (Kindle) - a gripping account of the devastating floods which hit Morayshire in 1829.  Also includes a great history of the area.

Other nearby holiday cottages

Daltullich Cottage is 10 minutes away.  Another peaceful retreat, sleeping 7.

Helpful links

Online Guide to Forres

Nairn

Highlands of Scotland Tourist Board

Aberdeen & Grampian Tourist Board


About Morayshire

Morayshire is Scotland's hidden gem.  Tucked just to the east of Inverness and north of Aviemore, it offers a taste of everything Scotland has to offer - all within one county.  

Beautiful purple heather and moorland hills merge into fertile fields and verdent river valleys which in turn give way to the stunning Moray Firth coastline.

All in all it is no wonder that fishermen, golfers and holidayers have been returning to us year after year.  Once you vist you will be hooked for life!