Twentieth anniversary shows outdoor learning is ‘alive and well’ in Moray

Local youth charity celebrates 20 years of changing lives Lossiemouth-based outdoor learning and adventure charity, Outfit Moray, will be celebrating 20 years of delivering outdoor learning and adventure activities next month (April). The charity was set up in 2003 by Iain Jamieson, a former regional organiser for outdoor education in Grampian. Iain witnessed first-hand the … Read more

Consultant-led obstetric care will return to Dr Gray’s after £6.6m funding announcement

Work to restore consultant-led obstetric care at Dr Grays Hospital in Elgin will proceed following the Scottish Government’s approval of plans to re-establish services. The plan for an integrated maternity service for the North of Scotland, developed jointly by NHS Grampian and NHS Highland, will be backed by up to £6.6 million of Scottish Government … Read more

Council tax to increase by 5%

Moray councillors have today (Wednesday 1 March) agreed to a 5% increase in council tax for 2023/24. This means a Band D property will cost residents £1,430 per year. Scottish Government funding of around £190 million accounts for 80% of the council’s revenue funding. Council Tax makes up a significant portion of the remaining income, … Read more

Moray Young Musician final date confirmed

The final of Moray’s Young Musician competition takes place at 7pm on Thursday 23 March at Elgin Academy. The secondary school finalists from each of the Moray associated schools groups (ASG) will battle it out to become the region’s entry into the Scottish Young Musician – solo performer of the year in May. The nationwide … Read more

Your chance to shape Moray’s future

Moray Local Development Plan

Do you have a vision for Moray in ten to 20 years; an idea for a big, innovative project; or a view on how to make your neighbourhood better? Moray Council is asking for local input into shaping a 2027 Local Development Plan. The long-term vision for Moray over the next 10 years and beyond … Read more

New Active Travel Hub for Moray

A new Active Travel Hub will open next month in Cooper Park, Elgin. The launch on 4 March between 12-3pm, will include refreshments, challenge obstacle courses, bike maintenance check and a bike smoothie maker. The hub, which is opposite the playpark, will offer a range of active travel activities including e-bike loan schemes; 1:1 sessions; … Read more