Moray's Shining Saturday


Volunteer Tim Negus outside Findhorn Ice House


What beautiful weather we had for the Moray Doors Open Day this year. The sun was shining on the 21 historic buildings that all had free entry that day.

We don’t have official visitor numbers yet but their did seem to be quite a few visitors about enjoying the sights and the weather. Two of the three buildings which required pre-booking reported that they were fully booked – Covesea Lighthouse and Cluny Hill at Findhorn Foundation.

There was a lot of visitors at the newly opened and refurbished Glasgow School of Art Highlands & Islands Campus.

Lucky Michelle Hewett had won our prize of a weekend for two at Findhorn Bay Holiday Park – she visited several of the Doors Open Day buildings and said it was “just lovely”.

Volunteer Bill Dallas atop Nelson's Tower in Forres

Volunteer Bill Dallas atop Nelson's Tower in Forres

We have to report that someone ended up in handcuffs at Elgin Sheriff Court – but it was all in fun and part of the tour seeing the cells and court and security vans.

We’ve been building up followers on our new Facebook site this year - it’s at “Moray Doors Open Day” and we now have almost 400 followers.

And, we’re all set to do it all again this time next year.



Alan Macbeth, Moray coordinator