£3.8m fund proposed to boost town centres, young jobs and rural tourism

A multi-million-pound cash boost which includes £10k grants for town centre start-ups, pop-up shops, new jobs for young people and a rural tourism fund is being proposed by councillors. The fund is designed to help the Moray economy recover from the impact of Covid-19, and the council’s leader has said that Investing in town centres, … Read more

Six shops have opening in Forres town centre over the last six months. Pic: Marc Hindley

Forres bucks trend as six new shops open in town centre over six months

Despite grim forecasts and news of business hardships, Forres town centre is bucking the trend with the opening of six new shops in six months, or slightly over, while closures strike elsewhere. What’s more, owners are extremely positive about the uniqueness and friendliness of the high street in Forres and cite this is as the … Read more