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

Vroom with a view – The ultimate Moray road trip in six classic motors

One of the attractions of a rural location it’s that everything is spread out. And with one of the best coastlines in the world, travelling between them is never dull. But imagine if you could inject some extra fun into the mix, by leaving your daily driver in the car park and hiring a head-turning … Read more

Food carts and coffee vans in Moray – where to eat and drink on the go!

No one can argue that coffee on the go is difficult. The rise of the food cart has made a roadside fix easier than ever. Some are made from converted horseboxes, others are custom-built for the purpose. The common theme is that they’re a welcome stop for light refreshments, whatever the weather. All are packaged … 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