Community

Forres has a thriving community network with many local people doing good work on a voluntary and charitable basis. This is a new section and will be added to as we research information. If you would like to add an entry, please email details to editor@forreslocal.com

Charitable and community organisations

Clubs and societies

  • Forres Tennis Club, Albert St, Forres IV36 1PR, Annerlee Douglas, 07762 619896, forrestennisclub@outlook.com
  • 1st Forres Scout Group, Scout hut, Bank Lane, Forres, Group Scout Leader, 01309 675569. Email forresscouts.scouts@hotmail.co.uk
  • 1st Kinloss Scout Group, Keddie House, Kinloss, Steve Ferris, 01309 675028
  • Air Training Corps 446 (Forres Squadron) Drill Hall, Victoria Road, Forres, Flt Lt Emma Davies, 01309 676966 Email 446@aircadets.org
  • Breast Feeding Support Group, Forres Community Centre, Kate.gibson1@nhs.net
  • Culbin Singers, St Leonards Church Hall, Forres, alasdair@manachie.eclipse.co.uk
  • Dallas Parent & Toddlers, Dallas, Susan, 01343 890439, Emma, 01343 890479
  • Dyke & District Village Hall/Dyke Church, Dyke www.dykevillagehall.co.uk
  • Dyke Garden Club, Dyke Village Hall, Dyke, 01309 641342, ian.maclennan3@btinternet.com
  • Dyke Parent & Toddler Group, Dyke Village Hall, Dyke, 07736 936130
  • Film Forres Community Cinema, Forres, www.filmforres.co.uk
  • Findhorn Art Group, The Findhorn Village Centre, Findhorn, Elizabeth Fitzgibbon, 01343 830199, elizabethfitzgibbon@hotmail.com
  • Findhorn Bay Care Farm, Findhorn Ecovillage, Findhorn, ( For adults with a learning disability, Autism or Aspergers) Edward Fitsell, 01309 690700, carefarm@findhorn.org, www.findhornbaycarefarm.org
  • Findhorn Dunes Trust, Timothy Finnegan, 01309 691824, timothyfinnegan@hotmail.com
  • Findhorn Flyers (fitness for the young at heart) James Milne Institute, Village hall, Findhorn, Sue Horn, 01309 691309
  • Findhorn Playback Theatre 01343 850123
  • Findhorn Village Art Group, James Milne Institute, Findhorn, Laura, 07773 650615, laura@wildhareglass.co.uk
  • Findhorn Village Stitchers, Findhorn ( sewing classes for all abilities), karin, 01309 692339 findhornvillagecentre@gmail.com
  • Forres & District Pipe Band, Forres Town Hall, Forres, John.channon@hotmail.co.uk
  • Forres & District – Vienenburg & Goslar Twinning Association, David MacFarquhar, 01309 673230, davidmacfarquhartwinning@yahoo.co.uk
  • Forres/Mount Dora Twinning Association, Kenneth Laing, 01309 690398, kennethlaing68@gmail.com
  • Forres Accordion & Fiddle Club, Victoria Hotel Forres, Ann Sharp, 01309 672672
  • Forres & District Social Dance Club, Mosset Tavern, Forres, Jenny/Jacqui, 01463 233151/01309 672019
  • Forres Big Choir, Kinloss Church, Kinloss, Bill Henderson, 07876 213576
  • Forres Branch Royal Scottish Dance Society, Kenneth Bews, 07906 306160, forresdance@gmail.com, www.rscdsforres.org.uk
  • Forres Bridge Club, Forres Golf Clubhouse, Forres, Carol Cooper, 01667 451924
  • Forres Camera Club, Forres Town Hall, Forres, www.forrescameraclub.co.uk
  • Forres Community Garden, Bogton Road, Forres, Frances Robbe, 01309 676998/07717 358994, ttfcgmembers@gmail.com
  • Forres Crafters Meet And Make, forrescrafters@gmail.com
  • Forres Dhamma Friends Buddhist Group, Forres, Claralynn Nunamaker, 07921 211434, info@mysangha.org.uk
  • Forres Highland Games Committee, Mike Scott, 01309 673289, michaelwscott@btinternet.com
  • Forres House Bridge Club, Forres Community Centre, Forres, Julie Wrightson, 01309 673185/672838
  • Forres House Community Centre, 01309 672838, forres.house@moray.gov.uk
  • Girl Guiding Moray, 01343 830316, moraymax@tiscali.co.uk
  • Howling Wolves Women’s Singing Group, Transition Town, Forres, 07786 068057, hearthintheedgelands@gmail.com
  • Kinloss & Forres Model Club, Findhorn Village Centre, Findhorn, Tom Docherty, 01309 675059
  • Knit & Natter, Findhorn Village Centre, Findhorn, Karin, 01309 692339
  • Lunch Club, Findhorn Village Centre, Findhorn, 01309 692339
  • Moray Flying Club, 01309 617361, enquiries@morayflyingclub.com
  • National Childbirth Trust, Forres & Elgin Area, nct_moray@yahoo.co.uk
  • Peek-A-Boo Creche, Kinloss, Susan Whittaker-Smith, 01309 691442
  • Rafford Scottish Country Dance, Rafford Village Hall, Rafford, Sheila Biggs, 01309 672756
  • Rafford Scottish Women’s Institute, Rafford Village Hall, Rafford, Kath Todd, 01309 674128
  • Rafford WRI, Rafford Village Hall, Rafford, Alison Prentice, 01309, 672380
  • Shamanic Drop-ins, Findhorn, 07951 643090, eaglemedicinehealing@gmail.com
  • Sing For Peace, Kate O’Connell, 01343 850266
  • Varis Players, Amateur Dramatics Society, 07530 991589.
  • Forres Men’s Shed, Greenband, Mundole, 07591 962481, forresmensshed13@gmail.com,

Sports Clubs And Facilities

Schools

  • Andersons Primary School, High Street, Forres 01309 672887
  • Applegrove Primary School, 4 Orchard Road, Forres IV36 1PJ, 01309 672367
  • Dallas Primary School, Dallas, Forres IV36 2SA, 01343 890206
  • Dyke Primary School, Dyke, Forres IV36 2TF, 01309 641275
  • Kinloss Primary School, Burghead Road, Kinloss IV36 3SX, 01309 690376
  • Logie Primary School, Dunphail, Forres IV36 2QG, 01309 611258
  • Drumduan School (private), Drumduan House, Clovenside Road, Forres IV36 2RD, 01309 676300
  • Pilmuir School, 13 Pilmuir Road, Forres IV36 1HD, 01309 673034
  • Rose Abbey School, North Road, Kinloss, IV36 3YA, 01309 691872
  • Forres Academy School, Burdsyard Rd, Forres IV36 1FG, 01309 672271
  • Moray College UHI, Elgin, Moray Street, Elgin IV30 1JJ, 01343 576000
  • Inverness College UHI, Inverness Campus, Inverness IV2 5NA, 01463 273000

Churches

  • St Laurence Church, 129 High Street, Forres IV36 1DX, 01309 672260
  • St Leonards Church, 43, High Street, Forres, IV36 1PB, 01309 672380
  • St John The Evangelist Scottish Episcopal Church, Victoria Road, Forres, IV36 3BN, 01309 672856, email: clergy@stjohnsforres.org.uk, website: stjohnsforres.org.uk
  • Caroline Street Gospel Hall, Caroline Street, Forres, IV36 0AQ, 01309 674375
  • Lighthouse Baptist Church, Clovenside Chapel, Forres, 01309 676974, info@lighthousechurch.co.uk
  • Kinloss, Findhorn & Alves Church of Scotland, 01309 474690/690359
  • Rafford Church, Off Kirk side, Rafford, Forres, IV36 0RT, Heather Mackenzie, 01309 674245
  • Edinkillie Parish Church, 01309 611278
  • Dyke Parish Church – Church of Scotland, Mrs Jane Foster, 01309 641257
  • St Margaret’s Roman Catholic Church, High Street, Forres, IV36 1BU

Medical

Pharmacies

  • Clear Pharmacy, 99 High Street, Forres IV36 1AA, 01309 672614
  • Clear Pharmacy ( formerly Rowlands),  83 High Street, Forres IV36 1AA,  01309 672784
  • Boots, 90 High Street, Forres IV36 1NX, 01309 673370

Dentists

  • Forres Dental Care, 10 Falconer Ave, Forres IV36 2PA,  01309 673553
  • Orchard Road Dental Practice, Forres, The Mews, Orchard Road, Forres IV36 1PJ,  01309 675544

Opticians

  • McLachlan Opticians, 74, High Street, Forres, IV36 1PQ, 01309 675089
  • MJ Housden, 7 St Leonard’s Road, Forres IV36 1DN, 01309 673801

Other useful numbers

  • Dr Gray’s Hospital, Pluscarden Road, Elgin IV30 1SN,  0345 456 6000
  • Moray Coast Veterinary Group, 14 West Road, Greshop Industrial Estate, Forres IV36 2GW, 01309 672243
  • SSPCA (Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals  0300 099 9999
  • Moray Council, Council Office, High Street, Elgin IV30 1BX, 01343 543451
  • Forres Library, 27d High Street, Forres IV36 1BU, 01309 672834
  • Forres Town Hall, Town Hall, High Street, Forres IV36 1PB, 01309 674388
  • James Milne Institute, Findhorn, Forres IV36 3YF, 01309 692365
  • Findhorn Foundation, The Park, Findhorn, Forres IV36 3TZ, 01309 690311
  • Findhorn Foundation, Cluny Hill, St Leonard’s Road, Forres IV36 2RD, 01309 67228
  • Police Station, non-emergencies, 101; Emergency, 999 or 112
  • Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Forres, 7 Thornhill Place, Forres IV36 1LR, 01309 672702
  • Inverness Airport, Dalcross, Inverness IV2 7JB, 01667 464000
  • Moray Women’s Aid, 57a Marleon Field, Elgin IV30 4GB, 01343 548549
  • Citizens Advice Moray, 6 Moss Street, Elgin IV30 1LU, 01343 550088
  • Moray Car Share, Findhorn Hive Office, 567 West Whins, The Park, Findhorn, IV36 3SH, 01309 720 120
  • Forres House Community Centre, High Street, Forres IV36 1BU, 01309 672838
  • Forres Groups Action (The Hub), 20 Tolbooth Street, Forres IV36 1PH, 01309 672244
  • Forres Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre, Burdsyard Road, Forres, Moray, IV36 1FG, 01309 672984
  • Rafford Village Hall, Rafford, Forres IV36 2RU, 01309 675949
  • Kinloss Barracks, Kinloss, Forres IV36 3UH,  01309 617523