Auchernack Trust

Forres High Street

The Auchernack Trust is looking for new application ahead of the trustee meeting in November. Purpose of TrustMr William Cameron, a former postman of Forres, made provision in his Will in 1979 for the residue of his estate on death to be used for the benefit of residents of Auchernack Care Home in Forres. A […]

Moray Growth Deal – Bus Revolution Survey

Moray Growth Deal Bus

The Bus Revolution project board has developed the survey below to capture views on public transport (buses) in the area. The survey is to help shape the Bus Revolution Project (Explained on page 1) and can be filled in by anyone living in the area. The survey will run until the end of October. Here […]

Moray’s relief fund prepares for second COVID wave

LL at HQ

Moray’s Lords-Lieutenant are seeking more support for those in the area facing extreme hardship from the effects of the pandemic. The Moray Emergency Relief Fund (MERF), established by Lords-Lieutenants Seymour Monro in Moray and Andrew Simpson in Banffshire, has raised £195,000 from donations and distributed £155,000 to those in need. With the economic recovery stalled […]

Moray residents encouraged to join the climate conversation through public webinars

Climate change webinars

A SERIES of public webinars are being held to discuss Moray residents’ views on climate change. It forms part of the public consultation being held on Moray Council’s draft climate change strategy, which sees the council aim to become carbon neutral by 2030. The public consultation closes on 30 October. Now the council, working with tsiMORAY, […]

Devices to be delivered to digitally-disconnected ‘shielders’ in Moray

DOZENS of devices will be delivered to the doorsteps of digitally-disconnected ‘shielders’ in Moray. Moray Council’s library service was successful, as were other third-sector organisations, in applying to the Scottish Government’s Connecting Scotland project. In total 120 devices will be distributed locally, a dozen of these by the council’s library service, as part of the […]

Hot meals resume in Moray schools

School lunch

A hot lunch option is returning to school menus in Moray from 21 September. Since the start of term a cold meal choice has been offered while plans were put in place for the hot meal option to return. Staff have now assessed how a hot meal option will work in practice with covid-19 safety […]

Planning permission granted for 112 homes in Forres

Forres houses

PLANNING permission for 112 homes in Forres has been granted. Planners approved the building of 84 private and 28 affordable homes at the 7.6-hectare Knockomie site, on Grantown Road. The development will also include a network of footpaths and cycle paths, a playpark and landscaped public open space. The homes will be a mixture of […]

Number of homes built in Moray highest since 2011


THE NUMBER of homes being built in Moray is at its highest since 2011. Some 414 homes were completed in 2019, compared to an annual average of 332 for the previous seven years. However planners have urged caution for 2020 house-building figures, warning that projections for this year have been “significantly amended” to reflect the […]

Indoor leisure activities to resume from 14 September

Swimming pools and gyms in a number of sport and leisure facilities will re-open, and three community centres will re-open for bookings by clubs and organisations. It’s part of a phased re-opening to the sector, following national guidance around enhanced cleaning, reducing capacity and enabling social distancing for users. All FitLife? members will receive a […]