Project aims to take stunning coastline scenes to the world

Calendar aims to promote the Moray Coast
Calendar aims to promote the Moray Coast

ONE OF THE most famous landmarks in Moray is being included in a new calendar designed to highlight the north east to overseas tourists.

A project being undertaken by the Banffshire Coast Tourism Partnership (BCTP) is showcasing twelve scenic images – including a stunning shot of the Bow & Fiddle Rock at Portknockie.

It is hoped that their 2016 calendar will take such images far and wide – and encourage more people to visit the region.

“Over the years the BCTP has undertaken a number of promotional campaigns to attract people to this underestimated area,” partnership chairman Robert Goodyear said.

He added: “Our calendar shows off images including the iconic Bow and Fiddle Rock, through to Cullen, Sandend, Portsoy, Banff and on to Tarlair. It really does represent the area very well.

“We cannot think of a better way to promote the area that through constant daily reminder of the fantastic scenery we as residents enjoy on a daily basis.”

Photographer Andy Martin added that he hoped the images selected would not only remind those who had visited the area of their holiday – but encourage many more to come and see for themselves.

A spokesman for the Laich Coast Tourism group said that the calendar was a welcome addition to efforts to promote one of the “best kept secrets” in tourism. He said: “We exist to promote the Moray coast from Findhorn to Lossiemouth – but we are absolutely delighted that our ‘neighbours’ have produced this calendar.

“The entire Moray Coast attracts far fewer tourists than it should – such are the attractions that even rarely seen visitors such as a pod of killer whales have discovered it recently – and we are sure they will now return!”

Details of the new calendar can be found online here.