Walled garden to feature in TV series

Gordon Castle Walled Garden, Fchers

The walled garden at Gordon Castle in Fochaber is to feature is a new TV series on BBC Alba. The Gardens of Scotland celebrates some of Scotland’s most important gardens, and explores their design, plant-life, setting and history. The walled garden, which is one of the oldest and largest in Scotland, was built at the … Read more

Moray nurseries to benefit from £1m winter outdoor learning fund

Nurseries and Early Learning Childcare (ELC) settings in Moray are being urged to apply for Scottish Government funding to help children take part in outdoor learning and development whatever the weather. The Government is committing £1million of funding to nurseries and other education centres to buy children warm winter clothes, so they can enjoy playing … Read more

Bookings for Elgin’s recycling centre to become permanent fixture

For the foreseeable future, bookings will remain mandatory for visits to all recycling centres in Moray, in line with Scottish Government social distancing advice. However, today councillors voted in favour of keeping the system in place permanently in Elgin only. Doing so will allow Moray Council, which had allocated £1.53 million over the next two … Read more

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

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