Spectacular Bow Fiddle rock, in Portknockie, is visible from the Moray Coast Trail. Don’t forget your camera!


Welcome to Moray, the gem of North East Scotland.

It’s a place where old-world charm meets cutting-edge innovation, whose spectacular rural settings and global outlook attract tourists, businesses and new residents alike.

From emerging technology and advanced manufacturing to world renowned whiskies and fashion brands, Moray is a compelling destination.

Whether you’re after a scenic coastal, rural and cultural trip, a beautiful place to call home, a great place to work, a new and exciting business opportunity or somewhere to learn and grow , then look no further than Moray.

Picturesque Findochty harbour is one of the many popular fishing villages for those sailing on the Moray coast.
Picturesque Findochty harbour is one of the many popular fishing villages for those sailing on the Moray coast.
Moray Strathisla Distillery
Moray Strathisla Distillery


in Moray

Take advantage of a lifestyle most people only dream of enjoying. Moray has breathtaking natural resources, famous brands on the doorstep, beautiful coastlines and a high standard of living. Voted as one of the top five rural regions in Scotland for quality of life, Moray offers a thriving cultural offer, affordable housing, great schools and stunning scenery. Plus, excellent connectivity to other destinations across Scotland and the UK.

Cullen’s golden sandy beaches are a hit with residents and visitors alike.


in Moray

From digital technology and manufacturing to tourism and the space industry, Moray boasts a lively and active business community with opportunities to embark on new enterprises and carve out long-term, rewarding careers.

The Horizon Scotland building on a sunny day with people sitting on the decking in front of the ponds


in Moray

Whether you are looking for your child’s school place, further education at university or potential future employees, the region has what you need.

Social Sciences students in the atrium space at ew Moray Life Science Centre - the Alexander Graham Bell Centre - at Moray College UHI, Elgin.



Moray is home to more than half of Scotland’s malt whisky distilleries, and alongside enjoying the fantastic selection of food and drink, you can get the adrenaline rush from mountain biking, lap up the peace of unspoiled beaches or strap on your climbing boots to tackle the Cairngorm mountains on your doorstep. What’s more, Moray is a golfing and fishing paradise and a great place to watch the Northern Lights. 

Covesea Lighthouse with the Northern Lights / Aurora © Alan Butterfield
© Alan Butterfield


Growth Deal

More than £100m is being invested in the region through the Growth Deal, designed to boost economic growth across Moray. It is a long-term plan centred on specific projects designed to transform the economy, encourage more young people to live and work in the area and create equal opportunities for everyone in the region.

Moray Growth Deal signing L-R_ Iain Stewart MP; Cllr Graham Leadbitter; Kate Forbes MSP

Business & Investment

Moray has become home to innovative tech companies, ground-breaking digital healthcare and life science initiatives, alongside its strong manufacturing and tourism industries.

Many businesses which began life in Moray have become globally-recognised brands, exporting worldwide, while retaining their local footprint.

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Why choose Moray?

Members of the Moray Economic Partnership are: