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While visiting Moray you may want to pick up souveniers...


Baxters Highland Village Take a step back in time and discover the history of the Baxters story in the old grocery store, originally opened by George Baxter in 1868. The Baxters Highland Village offers a variety of speciality shops, stocked with a wide range of Baxters and Audrey Baxter range of food products, as well as wines and whiskies, speciality foods, clothing, cookware and gifts.

George Baxter’s Cellar Shop stocks all of the Baxters food range, made here in Fochabers, as well as the popular Audrey Baxter range of speciality products. A wide choice of branded foods sourced from around the world, are also available, including many wines and a fine range of whisky. A haven for the enthusiastic cook, Mrs Baxter’s Cook Shop is packed full of practical items for the kitchen. A selection of fine clothing and accessories are on offer at the Coat and Swagger shop, whilst the Baxters Gift Shop provides a selection of decorative lifestyle items and gifts. A trip to Baxters wouldn’t be complete without a visit to one of our restaurants, where a sample of delicious Scottish fayre is served, including Baxters famous soups, pancakes fresh from the griddle and home baked pastries, in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Visit the Baxters Highland Village website.

Brodie Countryfare

Brodie CountryfareSituated in a relaxing rural environment just a few minutes drive from Brodie Castle, we have created one of the most pleasant shopping experiences in the North of Scotland, providing a blend of quality and a traditional Scottish welcome.

The Gifts department combines traditional Scottish hampers and gifts with an exclusive collection of contemporary and design led gifts. Home and lifestyle collections include furniture and decorative accessories as well as kitchenware and tableware. There is certainly something for everyone and you will find the service second to none.

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Johnstons of Elgin

When you come to visit our shopping village in Elgin, you can also take a free guided mill tour and relax in our elegant coffee shop.

The Mill in Elgin is the only mill in Scotland to transform raw cashmere from fibre to finished article. At our mill you can take a free guided Mill Tour of the manufacture process and explore our 217 year history in our Visitor Centre situated in the beautiful Courtyard building, adjacent to the Mill Shop. Each season, our design team create exciting collections of fabrics, knitwear and accessories for women and men as well as for the home. You can find a fantastic range of Johnstons cashmere, lambswool and tweed direct from our flagship mill. In May 2011 we opened a Home Interiors department offering our latest fabric collections along with a wide selection of tweed fabrics; all supported with a dedicated Interior Design advisory service.

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1629 Restaurant

1629 RestaurantThe 1629 & La Caverna is located in an area with a wide diversity of attractive scenery, from the grandeur of the Speyside Highlands to the beauty of the Moray Coast: there are picturesque towns & villages, ancient castles and abbeys, delightful sandy beaches, and many good fishing rivers. Nearby is Distillery Country with the world’s only Malt Whisky Trail. Enjoy the many good golf courses in the area including Lossie’s own nearby, or bath in the waters beside our local sandy beaches before visiting Moray’s favourite eating-place for a light lunch, snack or full evening dinner!

Visit the 1629 Restaurant website.

Gordon MacPhails

Located in the north-east of Scotland in the heart of the world famous whisky producing region of Speyside, Gordon & MacPhail is an independent family owned and managed firm which has been bottling Single Malt Whiskies for over 120 years.

From its humble beginnings as a retailer, Gordon and MacPhail has grown to become a diverse and dynamic company with a number of different business interests. Today the company is a retailer, wholesaler, exporter, bottler of Single Malt Scotch Whisky and distiller, owning Benromach Distillery in Forres.

Gordon & MacPhail is owned and directed by the third and fourth generation of the Urquhart family and employs over 130 people from its base in Elgin.

Visit the Gordon MacPhails website.


Round Square at Gordonstoun SchoolGordonstoun is one of the few remaining full boarding schools in the UK for approximately 600 boys and girls from ages 8 - 18.

Junior pupils enter the Junior School, Aberlour House, from age 8 and can make a smooth transfer to the senior school at age 13. Approximately one third of the School’s students come from overseas, representing 40 nationalities, and this helps create an important mix of language and culture.

The educational programme is fully inclusive with all students being offered a programme of study based on four distinct educational principles: Challenge, Service, Internationalism and Responsibility.   Students are challenged academically, physically and emotionally and the opportunities available to them – some of which are genuinely unique -  provide them with significant life-shaping experiences.

Secure and Peaceful Environment

Set within a safe and beautiful 200-acre wooded campus only a mile from the Moray Firth and eight miles from the nearby town of Elgin, we are able to take full advantage of our spectacular location to deliver a distinctively balanced curriculum. With its temperate climate, Moray and the Moray Firth offer the best of everything Scottish – the sandy beaches of the Moray coast and the more rugged terrain of the Scottish hills. The cities of Inverness and Aberdeen with their international airports are within easy reach.

Visit the Gordonstoun website.