Net-zero homes to be built at Dallas Dhu in Moray Growth Deal pilot

Tendering has opened for the design and delivery plan for Phase 1 of its Dallas Dhu Masterplan: a comprehensive design package featuring site phasing, infrastructure and landscape design, including amenity facilities, green space and public realm. This work is part of Moray’s Growth Deal, and is being funded by Moray Council and The Scottish Government … Read more

Plea for beach visitors to disinfect footwear after bird flu cases double at Findhorn Bay

A rise in apparent Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, or ‘bird flu’, cases at Findhorn Bay is causing local nature reserve volunteers concern.   Over the past week, sick and dead birds have been noted by birdwatchers, including 45 Herring Gulls, 14 Pink-footed Geese, two Curlew and a puffin. Roy Dennis, chair of the Findhorn Bay … Read more

Erdi is the new Turkish barber on the high street aiming to offer a ‘cut above’ the rest

A new Turkish barber has opened up a high street offering ‘something different’ for the young men of the town. Style Street Barbers opened last week and has seen a steady stream of customers coming for authentic Turkish cuts by Erdi Gundogdu. Erdi came to Forres five months ago and with the help of his … Read more

Forres Crafters in the Tolbooth

Forres Crafters’ annual Christmas pop-up shop opens in Tolbooth

Forres Crafters started their pop-up shop today. The co-operative of 11 local craft businesses have joined together to create a marketplace of their hand-made wares. Pictured are Kaye Scott (Kaye’s Cards) who makes gifts from paper and felt, and Heather Kellas (Just for You) who makes handbags, cushions and other things from Harris Tweed. The … Read more

The Scout Post is back and they’ll deliver your Christmas cards in Forres for just 30p

The Scout Post is back in Forres for the 2022 Christmas season. It was last held in 2019, but paused, like everything, for Covid. Postboxes will be put into various town centre locations around the town, and charges will be very reasonable 30p per card. The postboxes will be at the following locations from 3 … Read more

Moray Gift Card

Shop local gift card is a ‘no-brainer’ says Forres retailer as numbers grow

Pictured in Forres town centre are, left to right, Laura Hanson (Babalu), Sarah Coulson (Born to Read), Kirsty Shand (Moray Gift Card) and Georgina Bonnici (Moray Osteopaths). Pic: Marc Hindley More and more Forres businesses are signing up to a gift card scheme that encourages people to keep their spending local. The Moray Gift Card … Read more

Cluny Hill Woodland Management Plan

More than 50 trees to be felled on Cluny Hill as part of plan to manage woodlands

Moray Council is overseeing the removal of 55 beech trees at Nelson’s Tower in Forres this month, funded by Forres Features. The work, as approved by Moray Council’s Planning department and Forestry Scotland, is guided by the Cluny Hill Woodland Management Plan, which is in its final stages of approval following community consultation. Controlling the … Read more

Remembrance Day parade in Forres – pictures

It was a warm, sunny day today (Sunday) for this year’s Remembrance Day parade. The day started with a service in St Leonard’s Church. Then soldiers from Kinloss Barracks led the parade, followed by the Forres and District Pipe Band, standard bearers, members of the Royal British Legion and youth groups, down to the War … Read more