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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.


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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Polish ambassador tells UK Poles to 'seriously consider' returning to home country amid Brexit

Poland's ambassador to the UK, who has written a letter to 800,000 Poles advising them to "seriously consider" returning to their home country, has...

Forfar manager and coach escape serious injury in 'horrific head-on motorway collision'

Forfar manager Jim Weir and first team coach Barry Sellars are recovering at home after the pair were involved in a serious car crash...

Edinburgh's electric Just Eat hire bikes delayed to next year

Edinburgh's electric hire bikes have been delayed till next year, Just Eat Cycles operator Serco announced today. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Edinburgh's electric Just Eat...

Breakfast politics briefing: Majority 'No' vote in Indyref2 poll | Boris Johnson will comply...

Welcome to The Scotsman’s morning politics briefing. Here’s all you need to know for the day ahead. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Breakfast politics briefing: Majority...

Obituary: Rick Ocasek, singer, songwriter and musician who was one of the drivingforces behind...

Ric Ocasek, singer, songwriter, musician and painter. Born: 23 March 1949 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Died: 15 September 2019 in New York, US. Source:...