THINGS TO SEE & DO
16 Boath Road, Auldearn
Situated in a tranquil part of the north-east of Scotland, Brodie Countryfare offers a pleasant shopping experience. There is also an award-winning family restaurant which provides an ideal location for a chat with friends and for families to have lunch.Contact:
0844 493 2156
Firth Attractions Ltd
Inverness Marina, Longman Drive, Inverness
The Moray Firth has some of the greatest freshwater and sea angling in the world. Best of all is the fact that it can be found almost anywhere along the Moray Firth coast and, if you are happy to fish for different species, you can 'fish the Firth' twelve months of the year! The Firth provides the estuaries for 18 of Scotland's most important salmon rivers, including the Nairn, Findhorn, Spey and Lossie. All of these rivers have angling clubs or associations which offer fishing, although membership numbers are limited and there may be a waiting list in a few cases. Stocked fisheries provide good sport, easy access including many opportunties for less able anglers, and tuition facilities. Except in severe weather, these fisheries can be accessed all year round. The Angling Centre in Elgin, Forres Tackle Shop and Pat Fraser in Nairn are good places to start for all your fishing needs.
Football- Nairn County F.C.
A senior football club who currently play in the Highland Football League, were founded in 1914 and play at Station Park, Nairn. As a senior team they can play in the Scottish Cup. The team colours are yellow and black and go by the nickname of the Wee County.Contact:
Football-Elgin City F.C.
Part-time senior professional football club based in Elgin, Moray. They currently compete in the Scottish Professional Football League, Scottish League 2. Elgin City have played at Borough Briggs since 1921 when it replaced Cooper Park. The ground currently has a capacity of 4,520 (478 seated).
Football-Forres Mechanics F.C.
The stadium, Mosset Park, is next to the A96, north of Forres. Football offers opportunities for girls and boys to keep fit through Forres Under 7s, and there are a number of football pitches within the area.Contact:
A senior football club from Lossiemouth. Founded in 1945, they were admitted to the Highland League in the following year and have played in that league ever since. The club play their football at Grant Park in Lossiemouth.
Moray is home to many golf courses. Locations include Buckie, Dufftown, Elgin, Forres, Kinloss, Garmouth and Kingston, Grantown on Spey, Hopeman, Lossiemouth, Spey Bay, and Nairn in the Highlands. Forres has a beautiful 18 hole golf course, with many beautiful views of Findhorn Bay, Califer Hill and Rafford, Dava etc. Nairn has long been famed for its two championship golf courses, Nairn Golf Club and Nairn
Ben Macdui is the highest summit in Moray, this being on the boundary between Moray and Aberdeenshire. Most of Moray offers gentler scenery as it gradually descends from the Grampian Mountains to the shores of the Moray Firth. Ben Rinnes and Carn Daimh have good paths and fine views to the Grampian Mountains to the south, and over the Moray Firth to Caithness in the north. The Cromdale Hills offer ridge walking along Strath Spey but the going can be rough with fewer well defined paths.
With many beautiful routes around Moray you’ll be spoiled for choice Explore the forests of Culbin, Roseisle and Lossiemouth. The Dava Way is also accessible to horses. An excellent leaflet produced by the Moray Equestrian Access Group can be obtained from the Tourist Information Office in the Falconer Museum in Forres. There are a number of organisations offering riding lessons including Burgie Equine Centre, Equus Equestrian Centre, Moray Group Riding For The Disabled, Tomintoul Riding Centre, Garmouth Riding Centre, Rashcrook Equestrian, Logie Farm Riding Centre, and Mundole Equestrian Centre.
Mountain Bike Trails
Local volunteers, working with Forest Enterprise, have created some fantastic mountain bike challenges through the forested hills on the east of the River Spey. The Moray Monster Trails provide 30km of riding at three linked locations, Whiteash, Ordiequish and Ben Aigan. Local coaches take bicyles at no charge. The Moray Mountain Bike Club aims to get people out and enjoy the countryside XC loops in Sanquhar Woods, Forres includes pump section (not the pump track), small drops, car park etc.