King of fish on a throne of veg – top-notch seafood at the Crown and Anchor

We’ve been keen to visit this long-established hotel in Findhorn for something to eat. It’s the only hotel in the village, but it’s perhaps better known for its bar and restaurant. Six months after being taken over by the Patersons – a well-known family in the village for being operators of the Findhorn Marina, and … Read more

Benromach – a ‘distilled’ history

Whisky consultant Vic Cameron offered to write a bio of local distilleries, naturally, we wanted to feature Benromach first. Here is the history of our home town distiller, and Vic’s opinion of its whiskies. Benromach is a famous distillery and whisky brand located in my hometown of Forres, not exactly in the heart of Speyside … Read more

The great big gallery of autumn 2022

The mixed woodland in and around Forres provides a beautiful canvas on which Mother Nature paints her farewell to summer. Leaves turn shades of yellow, brown and russet before dropping to the floor and covering the green grass. It’s a palette of bright and vivid colours that last all too fleetingly, but we’ve been out … Read more

All around the blooming heather

The good weather over the last month or so has made the heather stand out across Moray moorlands, and although the colours are starting to fade now, if you’re planning a trip to see this spectacle, it peaks in August, but often lasts well into September. We went out to photograph the colour-changing landscape. Summer … Read more

The distilleries of Forres

Forres has a long history and heritage in making single malt Scotch whisky. Although we now only currently have one working distillery in the town, we have had two in the past and will soon have two in the future (if we class Dunphail as being in Forres), and we have at least another one … Read more