Ancient fossils discovered in Moray are poised to head back to the region following a funding award to an attraction.
Nervous bowels, tremors and indigestion were just some of the ailments suffered by the very first patients at a beloved Moray hospital.
The history of Moray’s vast array of war memorials is being explored as part of a new museum exhibit.
Transparent silhouettes have been set up at a Moray attraction to represent war dead from the region.
Paintings of seascapes as well as local wildlife have gone on display at a Moray attraction.
The bustling atmosphere of a much-loved Moray meeting place has been recreated, with crisp tablecloths and fine cutlery transporting it back to its glory days.
Renovations have now been completed at Scotland’s oldest independent museum.
A group of retired teachers from Moray are showcasing their creative flair at an art exhibition.
A cavalcade of poppies has been unveiled at a north-east attraction to mark the centenary of the end of the fighting during World War I.
A north-east artist has opened a new exhibition of her work in Moray.
Youngsters in Moray have become investigators after learning how to uncover the secrets of the region’s past.
Campaigners plan to create an avalanche of poppies to mark the centenary of the end of World War I.
A Moray schoolteacher has opened a new art exhibition, inspired by the wishes of children.
Historical artefacts held in Moray Council’s vast museum collection could go under the hammer to raise money to keep the attraction running.
A battalion of Moray children armed with medieval swords and shields have stormed a castle.
An innovative painting technique has been used to capture one of Moray’s most beautiful but ferocious natural features.
Elgin Museum was invaded by hordes of young Viking enthusiasts yesterday for a fun day celebrating the Norse warriors.
One of the leading figures in Scotland's arts scene has scoped out a range of potential exhibition venues in Moray, amid plans to showcase famous paintings in the area.
Young dinosaur enthusiasts are being encouraged to learn more about the fearsome reptiles that roamed Moray in prehistoric times.
One of Scotland's top authors has revealed how a trip to Moray influenced the plot of his new book.
Moray children have become archaeologists to investigate the mystique surrounding Neolithic artefacts.
All the fun of the circus came to a Moray attraction at the weekend to shine a light on the history of medieval entertainment.
Youngsters will delve into Moray's ancient past when Elgin Museum launches a celebration of the region's numerous archaeological wonders.
Moray youngsters have been getting crafty while learning about the region's Roman history.
A group of Moray youngsters took part in a tradition dating back centuries as they paraded through the heart of Elgin waving colourful banners.
A glimpse through nearly 800 years of Elgin's trades' past has been put on display at the town's museum.
Mystery benefactors have swooped in to save Elgin Museum from the brink of bankruptcy. Late last year, Moray Council sparked fury across the region by denying the venue a "sink or swim" appeal for a one-off grant of £44,500. The Moray Society, which runs the attraction, was left "hugely disappointed" by the funding blow - which left the operation facing an uncertain future. But yesterday, members revealed that the council's decision "angered" three local supporters so greatly that they banded together to amount the £44,500 themselves. Society president Grenville Johnston was blown away when he learned of the staggering donation. He said: "I was overwhelmed, this is such a generous gesture. "We have had three supporters step up to say they want to help, and that has been so heartening." Mr Johnston said he received a letter which outlined the benefactors' reasons for choosing to back the venture. He added: "They told me that they felt Elgin Museum represented a very important part of tourism in Moray. "The letter highlighted our archive, and our volunteers' knowledge of the area's history. "The benefactors said they were very anxious indeed to help that continue." Vice-chairwoman Janet Trythall added: "These people were so angry with the council's decision that they wrote a cheque." However, management at the cash-strapped attraction said the donation offered the venue a reprieve, and would not alone guarantee its future. They will use the cash to implement a string of improvements across the next three years to secure its long-term viability. Members had asked that the council split the sum into annual tranches of £18,500, £15,000 and £11,000. But, during a meeting of the authority's economic development and infrastructures services committee in December, members voted seven to six in favour of rejecting the request. Fochabers Lhanbryde councillor Douglas Ross had appealed for his fellow committee members to grant Elgin Museum's funding request. But he was removed from the group ahead of the crucial vote and had to watch from the sidelines as the application was dismissed. Last night, Mr Ross said: "It was clearly very disappointing when the council decided not to financially support the museum, despite a very strong case for doing so. "I'm absolutely delighted to hear of this extremely generous donation, which will ensure the Moray Society's great work can continue." Elgin Museum was established in an A-listed building on the town’s High Street in 1843, and the venue is now the oldest of its kind in Scotland. It exhibits an array of treasures native to the region and from further afield, including more than 900 fossils, Roman coins, Pictish symbol stones found near Craigellachie and artwork by John Constable and J.M.W. Turner. Moray MSP Richard Lochhead visited the venue yesterday as part of a national drive to highlight Scotland's historic collections. Mr Lochhead said: "In these times of financial constraints, it was a pity that Moray Council felt unable to support the museum. "But this very generous donation from a local supporter has helped save the day. "Going forward, I hope the council is able to identify funds required to support the venue over the coming years. "Elgin Museum is a hugely valuable asset for the local community, allowing us to remain connected to our history and heritage. "We're lucky to have this beautiful building which tells lots of amazing stories about Moray's past - and that is priceless." Mr Lochhead said it was also important to recognise the multitude of backers who had pledged the enterprise donations during its time of need.
Moray residents are being encouraged to learn about the favourite food of their forefathers and the rustic techniques employed to prepare their meals.
More than 40 migrants have drowned overnight trying to reach Greece in overloaded boats from Turkey.
Elgin Museum will fight to remain afloat, despite Moray Council denying the venue its "sink or swim" funding application.
Enjoy a very Victorian Christmas this Saturday in Elgin, writes Susan Welsh
Scotland's oldest independent museum could be history after Moray councillors rejected a "sink or swim" application for funding.