A new website seeking to boost tourism in Moray has been launched by the local Chamber of Commerce.
Aiming to provide accurate and up to date information on tourism facilities in Moray, the site will for the first time bring together on one portal everything a visitor might need to inform them on what is available in the region.
Information on accommodation, food and drink and events are included on the site as well as suggestions on what there is to ‘see and do’ for visitors to Moray have all been included in the launch version of the new site.
The new site was welcomed last night by Councillor Graham Leadbitter, who is the SNP opposition spokesman on economic development at the Moray Council.
After attending the official launch of the website on Wednesday, Councillor Leadbitter said: “The ‘Moray Speyside’ branding has been developed from extensive work in the sector and gives tourism in Moray both a regional identity while also drawing on the very strong international identity associated with our world class whisky products.
“Morayspeyside.com is a great looking website with everything you would want to find as a visitor seeking out attractions, accommodation and eateries in Moray.
“I would encourage people to have a look at the website and for our tourism businesses to get signed up to this great free resource, which the Moray Speyside team have done a great job in creating.”
The region’s MP Angus Robertson also welcomed the new resources, saying that Moray’s potential as a tourist destination is something he has been pressing for. Mr Robertson said that while there has been growth in the sector there was still much to achieve.
He said: “I commend the work that has gone into creating the Moray Speyside brand, which is already seeing significant interest on the web and social media.
“When we have so much on our doorstep from castles to whisky, good food to genealogy and great environment for their home then we have to make the most of these great resources and build our tourism sector to the best it can be.”
His Holyrood colleague Richard Lochhead MSP added: “Our tourism sector employs thousands of people in Moray and sells our region to the world.
“I very much welcome this renewed drive to market the Moray Speyside area and bring new vigour to the visitor economy.
“A tremendous amount of work is going on to build the sector and maximise visitor numbers and visitor spend and it is great to see the support for this work.”