The History of Scalan Seminary: A Cradle of Catholic Education in Scotland

In the remote Braes of Glenlivet, the Scalan Seminary holds a unique and significant place in Scottish Catholic history. Established in the 18th century, Scalan served as a beacon of religious education and resilience during a time of intense persecution and hardship for Catholics in Scotland. This article delves into the origins, development, and legacy … Read more

Knockando Woollen Mill

Knockando Woollen Mill The oldest continously working wool mill in Scotland The Knockando Woollen Mill offers a unique glimpse into the country’s rich textile heritage. The popular visitor attraction was established in 1784 and now stands as one of the oldest continuosly operating woollen mills in Scotland. Steeped in history, it is one of Speyside’s … Read more

Crown and Anchor, Findhorn

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 Paterson family, well-known in the village for being operators of the Findhorn Marina, and a line … Read more

Castle Roy, near Nethy Bridge

Castle Roy is perhaps the simplest fortification you could imagine, it’s a square with high walls. It is built on a high mound with views in every direction. One corner does have what appears to be a lookout tower. Although now in ruins, it has retained all four walls apart from one corner where it … Read more

Travellers choice

Tripadvisor has bestowed a prestigious title on dozens of establishments in Moray that attract good reviews. Based on a full year of reviews, prior to any changes caused by the pandemic, award winners are known for consistently receiving great traveller/diner¬†feedback, placing them in the top 10% of hospitality businesses around the globe.¬† A Tripadvisor spokesperson … Read more