Great advice from Moray Speyside Tourism The Scottish Government last night issued updated information regarding Christmas bubbles and whether they can stay in tourist accommodation such as self-catering properties. This change comes following widespread concern in the sector and is intended to clarify the current, often confusing situation regarding travel and accommodation restrictions over the Christmas […]

New Pilmuir Nursery Ready for Action

Moray Council’s newest Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) setting has been officially handed over to the local authority by contractor, Morrison Construction. The £2 million building signals a significant investment in the Forres area as part of the Scottish Government’s extension of funded ELC. Although the requirement to provide 1,140 hours of funded ELC for […]

Council support for businesses re-opening to customers

Food and Drink

As the country moves through the phases of easing restrictions and businesses open their doors to customers again, the council needs to be sure it is doing all it can to support the changes. This could mean extra signage, pavement markings and other physical distancing aids that might be required to ensure the safe transition […]

Anti-social behaviour patrols


Specific anti-social behaviour patrols were carried out on the weekend of 22/23 March in Forres. It was particularly bad weather on the Friday evening and there were no calls of that nature. There was a missing child returned home and licensed premises checks were carried out with no problems found. The Saturday was a bit […]



New fire service campaign aims to extinguish white goods fires.On 18th March the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is poised to launch a hard hitting new advert highlighting the dangers of white goods fires. The Service is driving this safety message as new statistics reveal that fire crews were called to 327 white goods fires […]

Research highlights the benefits of volunteering


Recent research has highlighted a number of benefits of volunteering including improved mental and physical health and a reduction in feelings of social isolation and loneliness. The research, undertaken by Volunteer Scotland, focused on the impacts on health and wellbeing of volunteers. Matthew Linning, Strategic Development Manager with Volunteer Scotland, said: “This research shows how […]

Community Asset Register (CAR)


Back in October 2017 the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service launched the Community Asset Register (CAR). Essentially this is a register of volunteers who have a particular asset or skill which they feel could be used to support emergency services and responders at an incident. Examples include someone with a boat who could be called […]