New Name

Moray Firth Coastal Partnership

The Moray Firth Partnership announced that on the 29th July 2020 it has converted to a SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation), and will become known as the Moray Firth Coastal Partnership (MFCP). On this date all members who are currently listed as members and supporters of the Moray Firth Partnership will automatically be known as […]

Mobile COVID testing unit in Elgin – parking restrictions

Covid 19 Elgin

A mobile COVID-19 testing unit will be re-established in Lossie Green car park, Elgin by the weekend. Areas of the car park will be sealed off to enable safe passage through the testing area, and drivers are asked to observe the parking restrictions on part of Lossie Green. As was the case last time the […]

Return to school guidance published in Moray

Moray Council has published the guidance for families ahead of schools and nurseries returning for pupils on Wednesday 12 August. The suite of guidance follows confirmation from the Scottish Government that schools can return 100% next week and was written in consultation with head teachers. Details on transport, catering arrangements, cleaning practices, what pupils are […]

75th anniversary of VJ day to be marked in Moray

Next Saturday is VJ Day, the 75th anniversary of victory over Japan that finally ended WW2. The new prime minister at the time, Clement Atlee, declared that ‘the last of our enemies is laid low’, prompting nationwide celebrations. A nationwide two-minute silence will be led by Prince Charles at 11am on the day. Lord – Lieutenant […]

Moray’s SQA Results 2020

Today’s SQA results show increases in Maths and English passes for Moray’s schools in the 2019/20 academic session. Following the cancellation of this year’s exam diet, schools and local authorities submitted estimates to be considered for the attainment of young people in S4, S5 and S6. This processes has seen an increase of A-C passes […]

Moray’s 10-year development plan signed off

Moray Council’s blueprint for the area’s housing, commercial and infrastructure development for the next ten years has been approved. Members of the council’s Emergency Cabinet signed off the final version of the Local Development Plan at a special meeting this week. The Local Development Plan sets out parameters and guidance for developers and planners, self-builders […]

Next phase of runway resurfacing sees airfield closed at RAF Lossiemouth

This is due to critical resurfacing works on the runways at RAF Lossiemouth, which will enable the RAF’s brand-new fleet of submarine hunting aircraft to operate from the Moray base later this year. The £75 million runway resurfacing works are being undertaken by VolkerFitzpatrick and began late last year. This next phase sees the intersection […]

Fairer Delivery Charges for Moray

Delivery

Moray Citizens Advice Bureau are campaigning to bring an end to disproportionate surcharging and non-delivery of parcels in Moray. The aim of this campaign is to raise awareness of unfair parcel surcharging in Moray and work with local communities to create local solutions. It is estimated that the cost of these charges for the people […]

Launch of Operation Home 1st

NHS

Operation Home 1st, the next phase in the health & social care response to COVID-19 across Grampian, launched Operation Home 1st is a partnership between all three of the region’s health & social care partnerships and NHS Grampian’s Acute Services and will see more health care delivered to people at home. Most critical community health […]

Pandemic-hit businesses invited to share experiences and views

Views from businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic are being sought to inform Moray’s recovery plans. To help collate the views Moray Council and Highlands and Islands Enterprise are holding a series of webinars for businesses across Moray, where they can share their views on the impacts of COVID-19 and what the future challenges will […]