Scotland’s Christmas Hamper – that is the description being given to Moray this week by the chairman of an organisation charged with helping grow the local economy.
To underline his assertion John Cowe is highlighting a ‘present’ to everyone in Moray and anyone around the world with an interest in the region.
Mr Cowe, who is chairman of the Moray Economic Partnership, has launched a digital advent calendar that is a celebration of Moray’s contribution to Christmas – and at the same time wish everyone a very happy festive holiday.
“Moray-Speyside produces such a wide range and high volume of festive goodies that it should be described as Scotland’s Christmas hamper,” he said.
Mr Cowe added: “From smoked salmon to whisky, shortbread to Christmas pudding, this area makes a mouth-watering contribution to the festive season. And in an area where two thirds of the land is forest, we can even provide the Christmas tree.”
Created by the Hopeman-based and award-winning digital content producer Recite Films, the calendar showcases products, events and places to see.
Mr Cowe said: “We are not only showing off all our goodies – we’d like people to see why Moray is such a lovely place to visit, live in and work in.
“Wildlife watching, fly fishing and skiing are just some of the things you can do and all within a short distance.”
The digital advent calendar, featuring a wintry Elgin Cathedral scene as its main image, can be viewed at http://morayspeyside.com/advent/