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Moray Speyside: A Travel Guide

Moray Speyside: A Travel Guide

The popular travel guide to Scotland's sunshine coast and whisky country

"The guide is perfectly put together. The cover catches peoples eye as well."
Gillian Henry, Crafted in Moray.

"We have found it so interesting even although we have stayed nearly all our lives here, it is a wonderful insight into Moray and Speyside... with lots we still have to explore." Rob & Aileen Stewart

"A couple from London had bought Iona's book and because of that, decided to holiday in the area. Had just travelled from Inverness after taking the Caledonia Sleeper overnight!" Burghead Visitor Centre

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About this book

Moray Speyside: A Travel Guide

Moray is Scotland's sunshine region, featuring dramatic coastlines, soft sandy beaches, mountain scenery and amazing wildlife and history. Arranged in four accessible sections, with tips on local travel, this guide will help you get the most from your time in Moray.
Explore the fishing villages of the coastal Laich and try water sports in the beautiful bays. Discover the rich heritage of the inland Laich towns with history as far back as the Picts. Follow the course of the river Spey all the way to the foot of the Cairngorm Mountains, visiting fascinating whisky towns, castles, and hidden historic gems along the way. Relax on the beaches of the east coast fishing villages where you discover fantastic antique shops, and award winning ice-cream.
Contains listings for distillery visitor centres, festivals, wildlife tours, and activity providers.

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Helping you make the most of Moray

Surfable Scotland

Moray-based Surfable is the country’s first inclusive and fully adaptive surf therapy organisation, delivering memorable experiences along the stunning Moray coastline.


Outfit Moray

All-ability and ASN cycling sessions are developed to give the opportunity for more pupils to try cycling and to develop their independence, confidence and physical skills. Trained staff have a range of bikes, including adapted bikes, for pupils and students to try and receive guidance on their use.


Lossiemouth Beach Wheelchair

Specially designed wheelchair which can be used on Lossiemouth west beach. suitable for teenagers and adults with a disability. Booking required and pick up is Ponderosa Cafe. No charge for use of the chair but donations are accepted. Call 07834 170360 to book.

Lossiemouth Beach Wheelchair

Moss of Bourach

Both the property and swimming pool are accessible for people with disabilities.

Sykes Cottages

Vintage Prints

Inspirational prints of Moray - click on the retailer links if you would like to purchase one.
The first of these prints was used as the cover image for Moray Speyside: A Travel Guide. 

Bow Fiddle Rock

Bow Fiddle Rock is a natural sea arch found off the coast of Portknockie which resembles the tip of a fiddle's bow. Formed through a process of coastal erosion, the rock is home to colonies of seabirds, and provides an interesting route for kayakers. 

by Georgina Westley

Bow Fiddle Rock

Bow Fiddle Rock is a natural sea arch found off the coast of Portknockie which resembles the tip of a fiddle's bow. Formed through a process of coastal erosion, the rock is home to colonies of seabirds, and provides an interesting route for kayakers. 

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Cullen beach

The "Costa del Cullen" is a popular destination and visitors spend many a happy day on this golden sandy beach with its striking rock formations.

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Cullen Viadict now forms part of the Moray Coastal Trail.  Walk or cycle the trail along stunning cliff formations and watch the local wildlife in their natural habitat.

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Cullen Viaduct

Cullen Viaduct is an unforgettable feature of the town. It towers above the fishing town, framing the scenery and landscape around.

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Cullen Harbour

Cullen harbour provides moorings for about 25 pleasure, and part-time fishing boats.  Here, you can enjoy paddle-boarding, or just a paddle on the small sandy beach.

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Duffus Castle

Enjoy a brew with a view from Kula Coffee Hut and explore ancient Duffus Castle. Afterwards pay a visit to nearby St Peter's Kirk.

Kula Coffee Hut

Findochty Harbour

Findochty harbour provides moorings for small fishing craft and pleasure boats. This pretty coastal village is a great location for spotting dolphins and porpoise.

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Findochty is a charming, authentic fishing village with a natural harbour, and a sandy bay. This destination for leisure sailors is also a reminder of the history of the local fishing industry. 

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Coveasea Lighthouse stands on top of the dunes at Lossiemouth's West Beach.  From Easter-October, you can climb to the top of the lighthouse for spectacular views, and visit the nearby RAF and Naval Heritage Centre. Year round accommodation is available in the Lighthouse Keepers Cottages.

by Andrew French

The Lecht

The Lecht is based 2090 feet (645m) above sea level amid the beauty of the Eastern Cairngorms. Enjoy snowsports in winter and mountainbike trails in summer in the heart of Scotland’s largest National Park, at the top of the pass between Tomintoul and Strathdon. 

Dava Way

The Dava Way

The Dava Way is recognised as one of Scotland’s Great Trails and is unquestionably one of the country’s finest long-distance walking and off-road cycling routes. It follows the old Highland Railway line for 24 miles (38 km) between the historic towns of Forres and Grantown-on-Spey.


The Moray Coast Trail

The Moray Coast Trail is 50 miles of marvellous landscapes from rugged cliffs, caves and sheltered coves to fishertown harbours and sweeping stretches of sandy beaches. Moray has a coastline alive with wildlife that would be the envy of many other regions in Britain.



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Moray Ways

Choose from 41 mapped walks in Moray with a variety of surfaces suitable for wheelchairs and buggies. Mostly flat paths, with benches. Choose what suits you best.

Moray Ways


Guide to climbing and bouldering on the Moray Coast


Cullen Skink World Championship 2024

Follow these prize-winning recipes from the latest competiton -  open the thumbnail in a new window to see the full recipe

Shop Local

Support your local retailer. Buy Moray Speyside: A Travel Guide from

Burghead Chemist, Grant Street, Burghead
West Beach Caravan Park, Hopeman
Kula Coffee, Duffus Castle
Browns Giftware, Queen Street, Lossiemouth
Browns Gift Ware, Lossiemouth
Yeadon's Booksellers, 32 Commerce Street, Elgin
Bijou, 8-10 Batchen Street, ElginCrafted in Moray, 18 South Street, Elgin
Glen Moray Distillery, Elgin
Morayvia Experience, Kinloss
The Washington, 85-87 High Street, Forres
Brodie Countryfare, Brodie
The Phoenix, 156 The Park, Findhorn
Gordon Castle Cafe & Shop, Fochabers
Christies Garden Centre, Fochabers
The Bookmark, 34 Grant Street, Grantown on Spey
The Gallery in Aberlour & Spey Sport, 79 High Street, Aberlour
The Spey Larder, 96-98 High Street, Aberlour
Ballindalloch Castle, Ballindalloch
Pozzi 4-8 High Street, Buckie
Mither Tongue, 165 Mid Street, Keith
Keith Kilt & Textiles, 147 Mid Street, Keith
Stanfords, 7 Mercer Walk, London

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