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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...

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.

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...

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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Scottish NHS to quadruple intensive care beds

It comes as Nicola Sturgeon says two more people with the virus have died in Scotland, bringing the total to 16. Source: Herald Read full story:...

FMQs cancelled as Holyrood chamber shuts for a week

MSPs will not sit in the Scottish Parliament chamber for more than a week as part of the coronavirus lockdown. Source: Herald Read full story: FMQs...

Scots campsites and caravan parks to close

Visitors staying at leisure parks in Scotland have been asked to go home to help tackle coronavirus. Source: Herald Read full story: Scots campsites and caravan...

Exam body still working out how to award grades

SQA says it is still considering how best to recognise achievement "in as fair a way as possible". Source: Herald Read full story: Exam body still...

Coronavirus: What are the new restrictions and why are they needed?

The new measures will see shops closed and groups dispersed in order to fight coronavirus. Source: Herald Read full story: Coronavirus: What are the new restrictions...