Moray’s new travel book to be released on November 30

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Craigellachie Bridge. Photo: Iona Grant

A NEW book on Moray is due out at the end of the month.

‘Moray Speyside: A Travel Guide‘ was written by Iona Grant, of Burghead, and should detail many of the area’s attractions.

The book, published by IGB Publishing, will be released on Tuesday, November 30.

The cover of Moray Speyside.  Credit: Georgina Westley
The cover of Moray Speyside. Credit: Georgina Westley

Iona, who now lives in London with her husband, describes Moray as “often overlooked” and a “hidden gem”.

She said: “I grew up in Burghead and have a passion for sharing this hidden gem of a vacation destination.

“Moray Speyside covers everything from quaint fishing villages to a secret seminary in the remote hills of The Cabrach.

Catholic Seminary of Scalan.  Photo: Iona Grant
Catholic Seminary of Scalan. Photo: Iona Grant

“Readers will discover the region’s connections to Shakespear’s Macbeth, explore the beautiful Victorian gardens of a Speyside distillery, and discover where to sample luxurious whiskey ice cream.

“The book is also packed with ideas for outdoor activities, tours of distilleries and festivals – and also contains practical travel tips to help visitors get the most out of their trip.”

Author Iona Grant, from Burghead.
Author Iona Grant, from Burghead.

Mention is made of Moray’s more than 50 distilleries, the various Highland Games and unique events such as The Clavie’s fire in Burghead.

More modern attractions such as windsurfing at Findhorn and the Scottish Whale and Dolphin Center at Spey Bay are also mentioned.

Surfing at Findhorn.  Photo: Iona Grant
Surfing at Findhorn. Photo: Iona Grant

The book will cost £ 8.99 and will be available in several locations in Moray.

Orders so far have been confirmed at the post office in Burghead, Mither Tongue in Keith, Glen Moray in Elgin, The Gallery in Aberlour and Miele’s of Lossie.

It is hoped that other places will confirm orders for the book in due course.


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