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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.
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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

Gunshots fired in a 'targeted attack' in Glasgow

Shots have been fired at a property in Glasgow in what police are calling a targeted attack. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Gunshots fired in a...

Scotland set to regulate lip filler beauticians to prevent 'growing risk' of treatments gone...

Beauticians in Scotland offering cosmetic surgery such as lip or cheek fillers will soon be required to obtain a licence. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Scotland...

13 of the most unusual animals ever discovered in Scotland

From polar bears to big cats, a broad range of unexpected and bizarre animals have been found nationwide over the years. Source: Scotsman Read full story:...

Armed man threatens shop staff with a knife before stealing thousands of pounds worth...

A five-figure sum of foreign currency has been stolen from a travel agent in Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire during an armed robbery. Source: Scotsman Read full...

Scottish Labour will decide indyref2 position not new leader, says Richard Leonard

Richard Leonard has told Labour leadership contenders that the Scottish party will decide their position on independence. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Scottish Labour will decide...