Walliams sends lockdown video to Portknockie school

David Walliams recorded a video for Portknockie primary pupils

Pupils in a coastal primary school were surprised to get a video message this week from their favourite author and Britain’s Got Talent judge, David Walliams. With lockdown preventing birthday gathering, the family and friends of a pupil from Portknockie Primary School recently rallied round to get some video messages from his favourite people. One … Read more

Adventure charity sets lockdown challenge to boost funds

An organisation that thrives on delivering outdoor experiences is asking people to take part in a virtual challenge to combat the impact Covid-19 has had on their fundraising efforts. Outdoor learning and adventure charity Outfit Moray, which is based in Lossiemouth, is asking people to take up a challenge to cycle, walk, run or paddle … Read more

Speyside drink fest cancelled amid virus uncertainty

Spirit of Speyside

Organisers of the Spirit of Speyside Festivals have taken the decision to cancel this year’s Distilled Festival due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The two-day food and drink celebration, which is usually held in Elgin Town Hall, was planned to take place from 28-29 August and had anticipated around 1,400 visitors. As a consequence of … Read more

MSP celebrates volunteers who have made a ‘huge difference’ to area

MSP for Moray Richard Lochhead

Local MSP Richard Lochhead has paid tribute to volunteers who have helped the NHS and local communities in Moray as Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) kicks off. Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the contribution and work of millions of volunteers who give up their time to help others. During this pandemic, volunteers have signed … Read more

Moray celebrates waste reduction as we approach ‘Recycling Week’

[responsivevoice_button voice=”UK English Male” buttontext=”Listen to Post”] Moray’s recycling rate has been officially revealed as continuing to be among the best in Scotland as overall amount of waste reduces. In statistics released yesterday by SEPA – the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency ­– Moray continues to rank fourth out of 32 local authorities, with 57.4% of … Read more