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Moray Speyside Winter Festival 2023

Visit Moray Speyside is thrilled to announce the launch of the Moray Speyside Winter Festival, a spectacular showcase of the region’s best winter events. Running from November 2023 to January 2024, the Winter Festival Programme promises a magical experience for locals and visitors alike. Moray Speyside, renowned for its enchanting landscapes and rich cultural heritage, […]

Moray Speyside Winter Season 2023/24

As winter wraps begins to make it’s way around Moray Speyside and the businesses begin to wrap up for the season, it’s good to remember that there is still lots to see and do in our region. Winter in Moray Speyside brings a unique charm as some places are open shorter hours and the paths […]

VisitScotland Regional Update – David Jackson

Tourism in Moray Speyside is a 365-day a year industry – and one of Scotland’s most important industries. In fact, in a survey of Scottish residents it was named as the most important. It is an economic and social powerhouse contributing significantly to the economy of the region and is a force for good in […]

Green Story: Blervie House

Blervie House’s journey towards achieving a Green Tourism Award started inadvertently when Graham and Sheena Thompson purchased Blervie House in 2014 to be used originally as a private home. As a stunning Historic Scotland B Listed building set in 300 acres of private grounds in Moray with far-reaching views of the north east Scottish Coast […]

Visit Moray Speyside 2023 Tourism Conference

The Moray Speyside tourism conference, held on Thursday, May 25th, 2023, at Elgin Town Hall unfolded amidst delightful sunny weather, drawing nearly 120 attendees from both within and beyond the region. Among the participants were representatives from various sectors, including hotels, visitor attractions, self-catering accommodation, and specialised tour guides. We heard from Marc Crothall, Scottish […]

Christmas Update

The Visit Moray Speyside office will close for the Christmas break on Christmas Eve at 12pm and will reopen on 4th January 2022.  We can still be contacted on 01309 678 150 throughout the break, and we will continue to provide COVID updates on email and on our social media channels as and when there […]

Updated Business Guidance

DECEMBER 16TH Scottish Government have published revised guidance for businesses and workplaces on reducing the risk of COVID-19 and supporting staff and customers. Protection measures are either mandatory legal requirements to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 or guidance only (DOWNLOAD HANDY VISUAL GUIDE.) The new measures come into effect from 00:01 on Friday 17th December […]

The Young Person’s Guarantee

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected almost every aspect of life, from the country’s economic performance to the way we interact with our friends and loved ones. Ongoing lockdowns, restrictions and uncertainty have changed day-to-day living completely, and possibly permanently. Scary isn’t it? Now imagine yourself as a young person trying to enter the world of […]

Tourism Industry Update

New Industry Recruitment Campaign Launched A brand new campaign has been launched to encourage young people between 18 – 35 to choose a career in tourism and hospitality.  The campaign will run on social media, online and across a range of channels from 5th July until 15th August and will support businesses looking to fill […]

Moray Moves to Level One

Wednesday 2nd June 2021 First Minister Nicola Sturgeon yesterday confirmed that Moray along with the majority of Scotland had remained on track and would be moving to Level 1. The move will be from 00:01 on Saturday 5 June 2021. The First Minister has stated that this is a “cautious easing of restrictions” but is very […]

Moray Moves to Level Two

Friday 21st May 2021 First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today confirmed that Moray’s COVID-19 rate has reduced sufficiently to allow the region to move into Level Two as from MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (Friday 21st May)  This is welcome news for everyone, but it is far from the end of the road and we must all now work as hard […]

Moray Stays in Level Three

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that despite encouraging progress over the last week, Moray’s COVID-19 rate is still too high to allow us to move into level two. The region will therefore remain in Level three for a further period, with travel in and out of the area prohibited other than for permitted purposes.  The situation will be […]

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT COVID-19 LEVELS ANNOUNCEMENT

At today’s Scottish Government press conference, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that as a result of Moray’s concerning COVID-19 rate, Moray is likely to remain in Level 3 for a further period, with travel in and out of the area prohibited other than for permitted purposes. A final decision on this will be made at the […]