MP Douglas Ross sanctioned by Kremlin

Moray MP Douglas Ross has commented after being sanctioned by the Kremlin for spreading “Russophobic hysteria”.  Douglas is one of nearly 300 UK politicians who have been hit by the sanctions by the Russian Foreign Ministry, including his fellow Scottish Conservative MPs.  He says he will never apologise for standing up for Ukraine in light … Read more

New business fund offers £6k grants to help increased footfall

Businesses in Moray can apply for financial support from the Covid Economic Recovery Fund being administered by Moray Council. A budget of £400,000 has been agreed for the provision of a Discretionary Business Support Fund, and the fund will provide grants of £6,000 to businesses that pay non-domestic rates and have been affected by ongoing … Read more

Moray youngsters encouraged to apply for free bus passes

From today, all young people and children aged between 5 and 21 years old in Scotland can apply for their new national entitlement card (NEC) or Young Scot NEC to access free bus travel from the 31 January. MSP Richard Lochhead has welcomed the opening of applications for free bus travel for young people in Scotland … Read more

Christmas lights bring ‘joy, wonder and magic’ to Keith

The company behind the Keith Greener Grid Park is helping to spread Christmas cheer throughout the northeast town by making an £800 donation to Keith’s festive decorations. Europe’s largest renewable energy producer, StatKraft has joined other local businesses to support the powering of the Christmas lights throughout the festive period. Following another year hit by … Read more

Ross declares budget as ‘a major boost for the whisky industry’

Douglas Ross MP

Moray MP Douglas Ross has today described the budget delivered by Chancellor Rishi Sunak as a major boost for the whisky industry. It follows a five-year suspension of tariffs being imposed on whisky exports to the USA agreed in June. Douglas welcomed other aspects in the budget which will be positive for the Moray area. He said: “This is … Read more