Media services

Forres Local offers a range of media services to businesses in the IV36 postcode area. We can help you with:

  • Copywriting and blog writing
  • Photography
  • Social media
  • Print design
  • Advertising
  • PR (traditional and digital)
  • Video
  • Websites

Alongside Forres Local, we also run Visit Forres, a tourism and leisure portal and We Heart Moray.

We know that content and media is often a minefield for business owners, and with more than 30 years of experience, we can provide you with a realistic, practical service.

Our prices are very reasonable. We are a social enterprise and the revenue we generate goes towards promoting businesses in Forres, and the town in general.

Social media

We run one of the busiest, most-engaged local pages in Forres, and we are now extending that service for the first time to businesses. We offer a highly professional service that will analyse and grow your following, and increase engagement. We generally work with Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Social media is, of course, the biggest minefield of all, and the one most business owners want to get right. We don’t use spam tactics, we generate unique content with relevance and personality.

We don’t do like and share contests (for good reason), and we don’t ever buy followers and likes. We’ve seen how these shortcuts cause problems and stifle long-term engagement.


You can make use of our vast library of local photographs to promote your business or you can engage us to take professional photographs for your website, social media or advertising. We can offer a range of photographic services including aerial and 360-degree virtual tours, or even making your own photographs look better.

Copywriting and blogs

Words are incredibly powerful in marketing, and sometimes just a small change to your wording can positively impact your enquiries. Copywriting and photography are often the most cost-effective marketing mechanisms, particularly when used together. Contact us to see how we can help.

Blogs can also be the key to getting more traffic, better search engine rankings and ultimately more business as you provide a stream of interesting information to your potential customers.


Is your website doing the best job for your business? Is it fast, responsive, and search-friendly? Our service is backed by more than 25 years of website experience in our team. We can fix existing issues or build new sites, including those with booking systems, event ticketing or ecommerce.

PR (traditional and digital)

Forres Local is a news outlet, but did you know we can syndicate the news we write for you to other publications? We can also help you create a plan of ‘owned’ and ‘earned’ media. Digital PR is essential for increasing traffic, generating enquiries and getting higher rankings with search engines.

Print design

Forres Local is 100% digital, but that doesn’t mean we don’t know about print. We have experience in producing brochures, newsletters, stationery, posters, leaflets, magazines and downloadable PDF guides.


As an advertising platform, and we can design your ads for use with us or other publishers.


Saving the best till last, we offer an affordable route into video content, bringing the most engaging media form within reach of every business in the area. Documentaries, ads, interviews, Reels, TikToks, whatever your preferred format, we can help with storyboards, filming and editing.

Get in touch

Content and media are essential for any business, and we know it should be an investment, not an expense. We’ll give you sensible advice and a practical service that provides you with results. We’ll be honest with you about outcomes and return on investment.

And we also understand it can be a minefield, so we’re happy to answer any questions. Just fill in the form below or email

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If you’re not sure what service you need, you can say ‘more traffic’ more bookings’, better search engine placement’, etc.