Moray

Moray is one of Scotland's 32 council areas and shares a border with Highland and Aberdeenshire council areas.

My home county is Moray; it's a lovely place to live with some of the nicest beaches in Scotland, small fishing villages, fast-flowing rivers, lochs and ancient castles - Moray has it all.  Speyside is also home to the highest concentration of Scottish whisky distilleries in Scotland.
Roseisle Beach: Explore Forests, Beaches & Wildlife in Moray

From historical WWII defences to panoramic sea views, discover what makes Roseisle a must-visit destination.

Spynie Palace: Scotland's Largest Medieval Bishop's House

Discover the history of Spynie Palace in Moray, the grand residence of bishops for over 500 years.

Portgordon: Stunning Sunsets & Seal Watching

A picturesque village on Scotland's Moray Coast renowned for its breathtaking sunsets and friendly seal population.

A locals guide to Buckie in Northeast Scotland

Uncover Buckie's rich history, and local attractions including the Fishing Heritage Centre and St Peter's Church.

Discover Elgin, Moray: A Historical and Cultural Gem

Explore Elgin's enchanting history and sights, from the majestic Elgin Cathedral to serene Cooper Park

Nacreous Clouds Scotland - Capturing Nature's Art in the Sky

Discover the ethereal beauty of Nacreous Clouds in Scotland. Photography tips, and the best viewing locations.

A New Year walk up Castle Hill in Cullen, East Moray

Join my wife and I as we take a short walk up to Castle Hill in the lovely town of Cullen in north east Scotland.

Free guide: 5 Days in Moray Travel Itinerary

Moray Travel Itinerary: How to spend 5 days in Moray in north Scotland, activities, hotels and places to eat.

Brodie Castle: Scotland's Historical Jewel in Moray

Explore Brodie Castle in Moray, Scotland. Discover its rich history, architectural splendor, and legacy of Clan Brodie.

Visiting the monks of Pluscarden Abbey, near Elgin, Moray

Pluscarden Abbey, a serene monastic landmark near Elgin. Discover its origins, significance, and the timeless beauty.

A list of things to do in Moray on a tight budget

Discover the best free things to do in Moray! Explore Moray's top attractions without spending a penny.

Covesea Lighthouse in Lossiemouth

Covesea Lighthouse in Lossiemouth. Discover its significance, nearby attractions, and why it remains an iconic Moray landmark.

Lossiemouth Air Show featuring the Red Arrows

A walk down memory lane taking in an air show at RAF Lossiemouth, featuring the Red Arrows!

Exploring Cullen: Caves, Coastal Walks & More

Walking from Cullen to Portknockie while visiting some fantastic coastal caves and sea arches.

Experience Watersports at Cullen Sea School, Scotland

Discover Cullen Sea School in Moray, Scotland. Offering a range of watersports activities and training courses.

Glen Grant Distillery Gardens and Visitor Centre

Immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of Glen Grant Distillery Gardens, a unique highlight of Scotland's whisky region.

Unveiling the Mysteries of Scotland's Sculptor's Cave

Discover Pictish art, archaeological findings, and delve into the cave's fascinating Bronze Age to medieval history.

Spey Bay, WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre and Spey Viaduct Walk

Exploring Spey Bay, WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre and Spey Viaduct with my young family.

The ruin of Rothes Castle, overlooking Rothes in Moray

There isn't much left to see of Rothes Castle, but it's a nice place to visit in Rothes in central Moray while travelling the A941.

The Bin of Cullen, a short hillwalking guide.

A short guide to climbing the Bin of Cullen, an excellent walk near Cullen and Buckie in Moray, northeast Scotland.

A walk around the circular trail at Loch na Bo.

Exploring the circular trail around Loch na Bo near Lhanbryde, Moray, with my wife and daughters.

My favourite castle in Scotland - Duffus Castle

A magical ancient motte and bailey style castle ruin, jutting out of the Moray landscape near Lossiemouth.

A guide to the best castles to visit in Moray, northeast Scotland

A short guide to the best castles in Moray, tower houses, motte and bailey keeps and the traditional baronial style, Moray has them all!

A guide to Lossiemouth on the Moray Coast

A short guide to the best things to see and do in the beautiful seaside town of Lossiemouth. Best restaurants and accommodation.

Drumin Castle ruin within the Glenlivet Estate

A little hidden gem of a castle once owned by the Wolf of Badenoch, a worthy detour from the A95 main road.

Marionburgh Cairn and Stone Circle near Ballindalloch Castle

A quick visit to this interesting 4000 year old ring cairn and stone circle near the Ballindalloch Castle ticket office.

Ballindalloch Castle and Gardens in south Moray

A family-owned 16th-century castle on a large estate with golf, shooting, stalking and fishing. Fantastic gardens and self guided tour.

Inveravon Pictish Stones near Ballindalloch Castle

A nice place to stop on the NE250, the ancient Inveravon Pictish Stones are a fascinating hidden gem.

Spey Larder Aberlour, amazing sandwiches and delicatessen.

My wife and I visit The Spey Larder in Aberlour for some sandwiches! Great delicatessen and food products.

Craigellachie Bridge / Telford Bridge built in 1812.

One of the finest surviving cast iron bridges in Scotland is located near Craigellachie in Moray. Find out more!

A guide to the best beaches along the expansive Moray Coast

Moray is home to some fantastic beaches - golden sands, wildlife and many surfing opportunities!

Linn Falls waterfall and circular walk at Aberlour, Moray

The spectacular Linn Falls waterfall and forest walk near Aberlour distillery, how to get there and where to park!

A visit to the ruin of Auchindoun Castle near Dufftown in Moray

A 600 year old castle on a hilly prominence near Dufftown in Moray. Lets look at the car park and directions to this amazing castle.

13th wedding anniversary meal at Mill House Hotel

A great hotel on the A98, 2 miles from Buckie in Moray. We decided to have a meal here to celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary.

Moray Firth Dolphins, amazing wildlife on the Moray Coast

A short article on the 200 bottlenose dolphins that live off the Moray Coast between Macduff and Inverness

The ruin of Elgin Cathedral, in Elgin, Moray

A short article about Elgin Cathedral, one of the finest examples of ecclesiastical architecture in north Scotland.

Strathlene Beach near Portessie, Buckie, Moray

A nice little sandy beach and cove on the east side of Buckie, great for paddling, picnics and wildlife.

Standing stones and cairns near Ballindalloch Castle

Upper and lower Lagmore Stone Circles near Ballindalloch and Bridge of Avon, don't drive by our history - stop for a look!

Millbuies Country Park fishing loch & walk

An autumn visit to Millbuies Country Park, a very picturesque fishing loch with a beautiful lochside walk.

Randolph's Leap on the River Findhorn, Moray

An area of outstanding natural beauty, Randolph's Leap is a lovely area for a walk in west Moray with an interesting story.

Morayvia Aerospace Museum based in Kinloss

A spur of the moment visit to Morayvia, a brilliant aerospace museum based in Kinloss with many fantastic exhibits.

How to carve a neep lantern for a very Scottish Halloween

An article about neepie lanterns and how to carve them. A great Scottish tradition in the Halloween holidays!

Scotland's two National Parks established in 2002

Created to preserve the wild landscape and conserve specialised habitats for wildlife. Stunningly beautiful areas of Scotland.

Whisky tour with Speyside Executive Hire

Hayley Fraser of Speyside Executive hire writes about her business providing luxury whisky tours around Moray.

Spey Viaduct, disused railway bridge near Garmouth, Moray

Spey Viaduct is a stunning example of Victorian engineering, completed in 1886 it is now part of the coastal trail walk.

A list of the best things to <br>see and do in Moray

Often overlooked by holiday makers, Moray is a fantastic county packed with interesting things to see and do.

Balvenie Castle, a ruined castle near Dufftown in Moray.

An article about the ruin of Balvenie Castle near Dufftown and Glenfiddich Distillery in the county of Moray.

Trochelhill Country House Bed & Breakfast near Fochabers

Contender for the best bed and breakfast in Moray, Trochelhill Country House is a cut above the rest.

Bridge of Avon near Ballindalloch Castle in Moray

A stop off at this picturesque bridge built in 1800 and the Baronial style gatehouse near Ballindalloch Castle.

Visit Sueno's Stone, a large Pictish carved Monolith in Forres

Visit the 1100 year old Sueno's Stone, a carved standing stone of Pictish origin in Forres, Moray. Find out more.

Speyfest, best music festival in the North East

A fantastic traditional festival based in Fochabers, Moray showcasing the best in contemporary Celtic music.

Nelson's Tower - monument to Lord Nelson  in Forres, Moray

Nelson's Tower memorial, built in the 1800s to celebrate the victory at the Battle of Trafalgar during the Napoleonic wars.

Moray Firth Seals, Portgordon Beach, Moray Coast

All about the seals that have made their home on Portgordon Beach and Craigenroan Rock at Strathlene, on the Moray Coast.

The magnificent Moray Firth / Coast in North East Scotland

Things to see and do on the Moray Firth / Coast in North East Scotland. Castles, Cliffs, Dolphins and more.

Visit to the Kinloss Abbey Ruins & Cemetery in Moray

Ruins of Kinloss Abbey dating from the 13th century, one of Scotland's largest and wealthiest religious houses in Scotland.

Waterfall situated near Cairnfield House, Moray

A nice little waterfall off the beaten track, near Cairnfield House, Moray.

Places to visit in Scotland: Bow Fiddle Rock

A unique geological rock arch formation located near Portknockie, Moray. A mecca for photographers.