Forres opens virtual doors to highlight heritage hotspots

The heritage hotspots of Forres will once again feature in Doors Open Day this month, although you won’t be able to visit them in person.

All participants in this year’s event are offering video tours of their venues, many of which are unsuitable for social distancing due to their architecture. Video tours will also allow a much wider audience to attend, locally and from outside the area.

Three of the six Moray venues are in the town to open their doors virtually, and they are Nelson’s Tower, The Tolbooth Clocktower and Tolbooth Jail.

Other Moray venues include the Hobbit Hideaway at Aberlour and Elgin Museum and St Giles Church in Elgin.

While the Elgin tours are available all day, the Forres ones are timed as below:

  • Nelson’s Tower: 10:00am
  • Tolbooth Jail: 4:00pm
  • Tolbooth Clocktower: 6:30pm

There’s also a video talk on Zoom with David Alston entitled Building on Slavery, for which you must first register at

All tours can be accessed from the Moray page of the Doors Open Day website

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