New trick to treat guisers will make Forres a spooky place on Halloween

Trick or treating certainly won’t be the same this year, but that doesn’t mean the youngsters have to stay at home and eat squashy eyeballs on their own.

The Pumpkin Trail Moray is a socially distanced event organised by an Elgin mum who started a Facebook group to get people involved all over Moray, and Forres households are already getting dressed up for the event

The idea is that you decorate your home and garden, just as many of you might for Halloween anyway, but instead of encouraging youngsters to knock on the door and get rewarded for their costumes and trickery, they are taken around by their parents to ‘spy’ the decorations and then mums and dads will reward them with sweets for any they spot.

The more they spot, the more sweets they take home.

And Forres has taken the trail to heart, with more than 50 households in the town listing their streets on the group page, with even the police getting in on the act.

The Facebook page has also become a Halloween entertainment resource in its own right with funny videos, how-tos, and ideas for everyone to get involved.

Halloween might not be the same this year, but thanks to the community-spirited people of Forres, local kids will be able to wear their spookiest costumes and get their bag of treats.

The page is private so you’ll need to join it before you can see all the posts, but look out for the one with town names and all the streets taking part. And there’s one for every town in Moray, so go and spook yourself silly!

The Mosset Tavern and The Wee Icy both have organised events. At the Mosset, there’s a Pumpkin Parade, and The Wee Icy is organising a Halloween Hunt.

Join here: Pumpkin Trail Moray

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