Area Information

Moray's assets

Moray is a region with outstanding natural resources, world renowned brands and a high standard of living.

It offers an exceptional environment in which to live and work; spectacular mountains, world famous coastlines, a national park and close proximity to the cities of Inverness and Aberdeen. Housing is affordable, high quality schools are available in every town and the crime rate is significantly lower than the national average.

Moray is synonymous with the Scottish food and drink industry. It is home to iconic Scottish brands including Baxters and Walkers. The 'Speyside' region boasts the highest concentration of whisky distilleries in Scotland including world bestsellers: Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, Glen Grant and The Macallan. These companies continue to innovate and invest in new opportunities.

The Moray Firth plays an increasingly important role in offshore wind energy; whilst the area features thriving market towns such as Elgin, Forres, Buckie, Fochabers and Keith. In addition there are strong forestry, textile, technology and tourism industries.

It offers an exceptional environment in which to live, work and relax.

  • This area has a track record in military aerospace. RAF Lossiemouth is the service’s largest fast jet base. RAF Kinloss once the main operating base for the Nimrod MRA4 has now been replaced by a British Army Base
  • Moray is emerging as a prime location in research and development for the life sciences sector
  • Moray produces the most important concentration of activity in the world famous Scottish food and drink industry
  • Moray is the natural location to establish an engineering business to support the oil and gas and renewable energy sector
  • Moray offers an available workforce with a great reputation for business process outsourcing
  • There are a number of development opportunities available for hotel and tourism businesses, in particular within Elgin city
  • Moray offers direct access to national trunk routes and the UK rail network. There are two international airports within easy reach.



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