Arts and Culture
Arts and Culture
Moray enjoys a vibrant and thriving arts and cultural sector. The Conference Centre here at Orton Estate invites expert speakers to talks on a range of interesting and eclectic topics encompassing local history, archaeology, field sports and more. Venues such as the Universal Hall in Findhorn and The Loft near Kinloss regularly play host to musicians, artists and performers of international acclaim.
We have many beautiful art galleries, including Duff House near Banff, the premier outstation of the National Galleries of Scotland. Our festivals are a major attraction, bringing together artists from Moray, Scotland and beyond: try the Nairn Book and Arts Festival and the Findhorn Bay Arts Festival, Scotland’s newest arts festival, to name just two. For traditional and modern Scottish music on your doorstep, at the end of July, Fochabers hosts the annual festival, Speyfest.
Moray also specialises in an annual event of a more traditional kind: the Highland Games. Every town in Moray has its very own Games, all different, but expect to see hammer throwing, tossing the caber, the shot, tug-o-war, highland dancing, solo piping, drum and pipe bands and lots more. The Scottish Highland Games Association (SHGA) has details of all Highland Games in the area and further afield.
Ballindalloch Castle: www.ballindallochcastle.co.uk
Baxters Highland Village: www.baxters.com
Brodie Castle: www.nts.org.uk
Cawdor Castle: www.cawdorcastle.com
Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre: www.nts.org.uk
Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery: www.dallasdhu.com
Duff House: www.duffhouse.org.uk
Fort George: http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk
Benromach Distillery: www.benromach.com
Glenfiddich Distillery: www.glenfiddich.com
Glenlivet Distillery: www.theglenlivet.com
Macallan Visitor Centre: www.themacallan.com
Johnstons Of Elgin Cashmere Visitor Centre: www.johnstonscashmere.com
Knockando Woolmill: www.knockandowoolmill.org.uk
Moray and Speyside Tourism: www.morayspeyside.com
Logie Steading: www.logie.co.uk