Storytelling walks along the Moray Way provide perfect winter family outings

THE MORAY WAY ASSOCIATION is set to run three Winter Storytelling Walks with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The three routes will feature the stories, myths and tales of the Moray Way and are taking place from now until Christmas.

Led by storytellers Margot Henderson and Ben Hinnie alongside local history writer Norman Thomson, each of the walks covers a section of the Moray Way and gives an insight into past lives and events along Moray’s 100 mile long distance walking route.

Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project has focused on events that uncover the historical, archaeological, architectural, natural and the landscape heritage of Moray – and the organisation would also be delighted to hear from anyone who might have tales to tell of the paths and landscape around the route.

Stories collected throughout the project will be featured on the Moray Way Association’s new website next year and be used to promote the route.

Ben Hinnie said of the project: “I am delighted to be involved in this project. It is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the wealth of stories and history that exists around communities throughout Moray.

“The experience of walkers on the Moray way will also be greatly enhanced by being able to access this fund of local stories.”

More information about the events can be found on the Moray Walking Festival Facebook page.