MORAY’S AVIATION AND SCIENCE attraction will throw its doors open to the public again from this weekend – thanks to an eleventh-hour rescue mission from a local company.
The Morayvia centre in Kinloss was opened briefly at the end of the summer season last year and again in the build up to Christmas.
After years in the planning and gathering funding and exhibits – as well as securing the former primary school as a home base – the fantastic collection – including the star of them all, a complete Sea King SAR and accompanying ‘crew room’, were well received by the public.
Now the volunteers behind the project are set for their first complete summer season – but things almost came unstuck last week when items required to complete the attraction were posted missing.
Morayvia’s Mark Mair explained: “We realised that we were short of materials to complete work at the Kinloss centre in time for our Easter opening.
“However, following a few frantic calls on Saturday outlining the list of materials we still required, Keith Builders stepped up to the plate in spectacular fashion. Branch manager James Stuart and Neil Mathers from their sales team popped down and offered their assistance and had a look at what was required.
“Just an hour later a truck load of wood appeared – it was fantastic that a Moray business was so quick to offer help for our project and we owe them a massive thanks for their prompt and generous actions.”
Mark added that it was now all systems go for Morayvia which will open on Friday from 11am until 6pm – with the same opening hours on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.