Forres loves local businesses

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Forres Loves Local

We work with Forres businesses to promote the town as a whole, and encourage shoppers to shop locally wherever possible.

In 2023, we were named Best Digital Community in Scotland by Scotland’s Towns Partnership.

Our social enterprise is a business member of Scotland’s Towns Partnership who run a nationwide ‘ScotlandLovesLocal’ movement and we have adopted the same branding for our own local campaign. Look out for the ‘Forres Loves Local’ logo in shop windows.

The following services are free to use in order to help business promote themselves locally.

We also offer a range of media services such as social media, photography and websites

We encourage business owners to use the hashtags #ForresBusiness and #ForresLovesLocal in their posts, as we do in our business-related posts. This is an easy way to group together all business-related news and information, posted by anybody.

Forres business news

HIE to extend enterprise park as it reaches capacity

The second stage of development at Forres Enterprise Park has been triggered by existing occupancy reaching its...

Festive pop-up shop is a marketplace for local artists, designers and food producers

A pop-up festive shop has opened in Forres bringing a wide and varied selection of locally made...

New pop-up shop scheme will create more high street business opportunities

Businesses in Forres will soon have the opportunity to try a high street venture rent-free thanks to...

Business duo win £15k funding for leggings that help people walk again

Two local businesspeople who run a specialist body rehabilitation centre have scooped a £15k funding package to...

£3.8m fund proposed to boost town centres, young jobs and rural tourism

A multi-million-pound cash boost which includes £10k grants for town centre start-ups, pop-up shops, new jobs for...

Pair charged following garden centre break-in

Two men have been arrested and charged after a break-in at Mackenzie and Cruickshank in Forres, and...

Forres bucks trend as six new shops open in town centre over six months

Despite grim forecasts and news of business hardships, Forres town centre is bucking the trend with the...

‘Eat Out’ deals continue into September as owners bounce back with their own offers

September eating out offers If you know of any more, let us know by email, or by...

Cafe customers are paying it forward by buying coffee and cake for strangers

A high street cafe is 'banking' the kindness of local folk who want to pay the cost...

Oh Fudge! Coronavirus restrictions make re-opening of sweet shop ‘unviable’

The Kilted Fudge shop at the east end of the high street won't re-open owners have stated,...