Monday 31st July at 6:00pm: Kinloss Abbey Fish traps and Abbey tour
The tour will be led by Dr Timothy Finnegan from the Kinloss Abbey Trust and last around 90 minutes. The Abbey was the largest Cistercian Monastery in the North of Scotland and has many fascinating stories to tell. This tour includes a visit to the Fish Traps or yaar. Although the tour is free, donations to Kinloss Abbey Trust are welcomed.
Tuesday 1st August from 7:30pm until 11:00pm: Ceilidh
We will be holding a traditional Scottish ceilidh with The Andy Thornburn Ceilidh Band and ‘caller’ so everyone can join in whether you know the steps for The Dashing White Sergeant or not. Forres Town Hall – parking as Saturday Event Centre. Bring your own drinks and snacks. Tickets: £12 (Under 12s: £6). This event is supported by Findhorn Coastal Rowing Club.
Wednesday 2nd August at 2:00pm: Kinloss Abbey tour
The tour is led by Dr Timothy Finnegan from the Kinloss Abbey Trust and will last around 60 minutes. The Abbey was the largest Cistercian Monastery in the North of Scotland and has many fascinating stories to tell. Although the tour is free, donations to Kinloss Abbey Trust are welcomed.
Thursday 3rd August at 8:00pm: Traditional Scottish music ‘session’
Local musicians invite you to join them in an evening sharing tunes whether with fiddle, song, guitar, ‘box’ or whistle/flute/pipes. There may be instruments available to borrow. Tickets: £5 to include complimentary drink on arrival. You are welcome to bring your own refreshments as well. Venue: Rafford Hall located on B9010, 3 miles SE of Forres. Continue through Rafford and a short section of delimited speed restriction before entering another 30mph area with the hall a few hundred metres on the left with a post box on the low wall. Parking at Rafford Hall – with overflow through the car park. Please do not park on the road.
Please note that tickets are required for all the above events (even the free ones). They can be bought at Forres Town Hall on 29th July or in the arena subject to availability.
Sadly, there is no organised whisky (or gin) tasting evening planned as the cost has risen enormously. However, there are many Moray and Speyside Distilleries with visitor centres offering tours.
For information about golf opportunities, start here https://forresgolfclub.co.uk/visitors/
Remember there are three MTBO events offered throughout the week.