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The Forres area is home to more than 350 businesses. Local businesses are a key source of local news. Forres Local reports news from local businesses and hosts a free directory open to all businesses with a base in the IV36 postcode area.

Forres company has been soaking up the sun for 40 years

A Forres renewables company that has converted sunshine into energy in every continent of the world, is celebrating a 40-year milestone.

Twelve years on the high street for fair trade gift shop

Babalu, the alternative gift shop that draws customers from as far afield as Wales is celebrating its 12th birthday on Saturday.

Moray tourism agency launches bid to secure future funding model

Moray's destination marketing organisation launched a major campaign at Belvenie Castle yesterday to win the backing of tourism businesses as it embarks...

Forres company wins energy efficiency award for off-grid retreat

A local solar panel company that helped build the UK’s House of the Year has won an energy efficiency award for the...

Fudge maker opens outlet on Forres high street

A confectionery company based in the Cairngorms believes Forres is the sweetest place to open its first new branch outside of Aviemore.
Richard Lochhead visited AES Solar

MSP visits solar company as sun sets on feed-in tariff

Moray MSP Richard Lochhead recently visited renewable energy company AES Solar at their headquarters in Forres, as a government payback scheme for...

Homecoming for new tenants at Red Lion

Well-known publicans of the Mosset Tavern, Gordon and Melissa Brailsford, are settling in this week as new tenants at the Red...

Forres bike shop to be ‘re-cycled’ as trendy town bar

A bike shop that’s been keeping Forres on two wheels for nearly a century is soon to be peddling a new product.
Forres Local gets a new website with name change

Forres Web is now Forres Local

Forres Web has changed its name to Forres Local. And to mark the change, we have launched a bright...

Findhorn boating firm expands with Nairn acquisition

North 58 Sea Adventures has expanded along the coast to Nairn by acquiring a boating business in the highland town.
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National news

Prince Harry spotted strolling through Edinburgh's Waverley station

Prince Harry surprised Scots as he walked through the Capital's main railway station carrying his bags this evening. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Prince Harry spotted...

Coronavirus: Scots warned to expect outbreak of disease, according to chief medical officer

Scots are being warned to expect an outbreak of coronavirus as ministers and health officials step up preparations to deal with the deadly disease,...

'Who's getting overtime to drive it back home?': Roadroller stolen from Glasgow found in...

A roadroller stolen from Glasgow has been found about 45 miles away in Fife. Source: Scotsman Read full story: 'Who's getting overtime to drive it back...

Two men jailed after trying to smuggle Iraqi nationals including a child into UK...

Two men who tried to smuggle three Iraqis into the UK in a speedboat have been jailed. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Two men jailed after...

Woman dies in crash with gas tanker on Scottish main road

A woman has died after her car was involved in a crash with a gas tanker. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Woman dies in crash with...