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About Moray

Moray may be one of the smaller Scottish regions but it packs a punch with its stunning scenery, first class facilities and wonderful quality of life.

Situated between the dramatic snow-capped peaks of the Cairngorms National Park and the rugged coastline of the Moray Firth it is a place of extremes and is the ideal place to be inspired and ignite your spirit of adventure.

Home to the Scottish whisky industry as well as two important food producers: Baxters and Walkers, the area has strong commercial roots.

Elgin is the charming and lively market town of Moray, which boasts a range of eclectic shops, restaurants and pubs. Much has been done in recent years to regenerate the town and the High Street retains many of its original buildings and cobbled streets.

Discover the beautiful ruin of the magnificent medieval Elgin Cathedral or take a visit to Elgin Museum which houses fantastic Pictish stone and fossil exhibitions.

Just on from the cathedral is the striking Biblical Garden. Open from May to September it is the first of its kind in Scotland and has over 100 species of plant and includes sculptures of biblical figures. It’s the perfect place to go for a leisurely walk and enjoy a peaceful moment.

For more active pursuits there is an 18-hole golf course nearby as well as the magnificently equipped Moray Leisure Centre which includes an ice-skating rink, swimming pools, gym, squash courts and beauty therapy facilities.

If the great outdoors is your thing then you’ll not be short of inspiration. Apart from the fabulous surrounding environment there are also some great clubs with which to get involved including hill walking, climbing, curling, ice-skating, kayaking, abseiling, mountain biking and sailing, to name but a few.

The region is also a hub for music and culture and there are regular festivals throughout the year, including the traditional Speyfest. Keep up-to-date with the latest films at the local cinema or visit the new art centre at Findhorn for music and drama events.