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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.

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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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Bakery wins gold and silver in world Scotch pie awards

Macleans Highland Bakery won a gold award for their Scotch pie and silver for their steak pie and chicken/haggis pie at the World...
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Forres solar company helps build ‘House of the Year’

AES Solar, based in Forres, has made a significant contribution to the design and build this year’s House of the Year, announced...
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Rescue dogs enjoy an early Christmas with edible gingerbread house made out of doggie...

Christmas came early for these rescue dogs when they were let loose on an edible gingerbread house made out of doggie treats. Source: Scotsman Read full...

Royal Navy ‘regrets’ misunderstanding over drill which sparked 'Gibbo' rumour that Queen had died

It was the leaked WhatsApp message that sparked furious rumours the Queen had died, creating a storm on social media around the world. Source: Scotsman Read...

Nicola Sturgeon believes tactical voting could be key to stopping Tories getting majority

Nicola Sturgeon believes tactical voting could be key to stopping Boris Johnson getting a majority and said "people are thinking very carefully" about how...

Man appears in court charged with murder of woman 35 years ago

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman in Glasgow 35 years ago. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Man appears in...

General election: Why Boris Johnson will be worse than Margaret Thatcher – Tommy Sheppard

General election victory for Boris Johnson’s Conservatives will result in a government further to the right than Margaret Thatcher’s, writes SNP candidate Tommy Sheppard. Source:...