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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.

Serving now: Sit-down food and drink available from today (but only outdoors)

Beer gardens and outdoor eateries will open today as Scotland's route out of lockdown progresses. It's the second step...
Fritha Lewin at Sovereignty, Forres

Oldest building on high street becomes newest shop in town

It might seem like the craziest time to start in retail, but the oldest building on the high street has just become...
Forres Loves Local

Now is the time to really show that Forres Loves Local

As shops all over Scotland prepare for re-opening and the end to lockdown getting closer, Forres Local is getting behind businesses to...
Jock Gibson

Forres butcher ‘meats’ demand as online mail-order business sees 10x increase

A Forres butcher has got little to beef about despite losing a large chunk of his business to the coronavirus lockdown.
Mosset Tavern Social Distancing Quiz

Mosset Tavern quiz defies lockdown and pulls in thousands for charity

A pub quiz which was forced to stop when the coronavirus outbreak closed the venue it was held in, has gone online...
Staff at the Ramnee Hotel

Ramnee Hotel to focus on wedding market under new ownership

After more than three decades in the same family, The Ramnee Hotel in Forres is under new ownership. New...

Forres tourism businesses invited to find out more about TBID

Tourism and visitor businesses in Forres are being invited to find out how a major initiative aims to provide a sustainable future...
Cameron and Josh, AES Solar

Solar company triumphs in national awards on 40th birthday

A Forres business has been named as the best in its industry in Scotland. AES Solar was named Solar...

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.

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