Moray’s first ever Memory Walk set for Fochabers

A SERIES OF walks taking place throughout the country aimed at creating a world devoid of dementia is being embraced in Moray for the first time.

Moray’s first ever ‘Memory Walk’ is being held from the Baxters Highland Village in Fochabers in September, one of several taking place under the auspice of the Alzheimer Association and Alzheimer Scotland.

The Moray walk will take participants on a leisurely 4km stroll through many of interesting and memorable heritage points in the Moray village – and is designed so that people of all ages and abilities can take part.

“From grandchildren to grandparents – and even their furry four legged friends, this is a day for everyone to come together,” a spokesman for the Alzheimer Association said, adding: “It is an opportunity to celebrate loved ones affected by dementia – and to raise money to help reclaim the future.”

Memory Walks have been held for several years and so far has have raised over £100,000 to help fund vital services provided by Alzheimer Scotland throughout the country. So far the 2015 event has seen 26 walks being organised around the country – including, for the first time, Moray.

The 4k walk will take place on Sunday, September 20 at 1pm – individuals and groups are being encouraged to register for the walk by visiting Memory Walks Scotland online.

Further information can also be obtained by telephone to 01224 644077 or by emailing