A disgraced former councillor has been spared jail after pleading guilty to possessing a stash of child pornography.
A former Moray councillor has had his sentence for possessing photographs of naked children deferred until next month.
A disgraced former Moray councillor has admitted possessing a stash of photographs of naked children.
A disgraced former Moray councillor has admitted possessing naked photographs of children.
Computer expert prepares report in defence of former Moray councillor facing indecent images charges
Further investigations are being made following accusations a former Moray councillor possessed and distributed indecent photographs of children.
A former Moray councillor has denied possessing and distributing indecent photographs of children.
A Moray councillor accused of possessing child porn has vowed to stand at May's local elections - and win.
Moray Council has been urged to canvas opinion on whether to maintain a divisive statue in the heart of the region's biggest town.
Moray villagers have forced a developer into a dramatic U-turn on plans to knock down a popular local landmark.
Council chiefs in Moray provoked fury last night by moving to put long-awaited school upgrades on hold to help save £3.3million.
A property developer has been accused of leaving a Moray landmark to rot so that the council will allow him to bulldoze it.
Moray's school buildings are the worst in Scotland - because of nearly a decade of neglect.
Fears have been raised that the modernisation of a Moray post office could actually lead to services being reduced in the town.
The rainbow flag flew for the first time over Moray Council's headquarters yesterday in tribute to the victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre.
Moray campaigners, fighting to save a 19th century landmark in their village, are due to make a last-ditch attempt to save it.
As many as 80 employees in Fochabers are facing the prospect of losing their jobs at Baxters.
SNP candidate Richard Lochhead faced a voter backlash in Moray, as he narrowly clung onto his seat for a tenth year despite his majority being slashed by more than 8,000 votes. The Cabinet Minister for Rural Affairs and the Environment has been heavily criticised in recent months for his role in an IT blunder which has left Scottish farmers £500million out of pocket. The controversy came back to haunt the Nationalist stalwart last night at Elgin Town Hall, when Conservative opponent Douglas Ross secured 12,867 votes opposed to his 15,742 and threatened to stage a shocking scalp. In 2011, Mr Lochhead powered to the top of the polls with a majority win of 10,944, but that was cut to just 2,875 yesterday. A jubilant Mr Ross said the region was "no longer an SNP stronghold" as he celebrated coming runner-up with almost 40% of the 33, 421 votes cast. Mr Lochhead was visibly relieved as he learned the result, which he hailed as testament to the trust residents have in the SNP. He said: "I'm very proud of the SNP's track record since 2007 in making Scotland a better place. "It's a huge privilege to represent this beautiful constituency, and I thank voters for giving me the opportunity to serve in their national parliament." Mr Ross said: "I entered this hall tonight 11,000 votes behind Mr Lochhead, and now there are just 2,875 votes between us. "For many years, Moray has been seen as an SNP stronghold, and the message from this vote is that this is no longer the case. "With almost 40% of the vote, I can now say there is an alternative to the SNP in Moray - this is becoming a closer fight than it has ever been." The 33-year-old Fochabers and Lhanbryde councillor increased his share of the vote from the 2011 election by 6,994 votes. SNP supporters began the night in confident fashion, but grew more concerned as votes for Mr Ross piled up into the early hours. Following months of relentless campaigning, Nationalist supporters were "optimistic" that Mr Lochhead would be able to build further on his huge majority. However, by the time the result neared at 3am, Mr Ross's stack of ballots appeared even with those of the incumbent minister - and SNP insiders conceded the outcome had taken them by surprise. The seat's other candidates were Sean Morton, who received 3,547 votes for the Labour party and Jamie Paterson, who as Liberal Democrat candidate won a 1,265 share. Following the outcome Mr Morton congratulated the SNP, but urged Mr Lochhead to "stand up for Moray" in opposing the funding cuts his ministerial colleagues have dealt the area. And Mr Morton slammed Liberal Democrat Jamie Paterson for failing to appear at the election count. He added: "The Liberal Democrats need to show Moray some respect, we deserve an awful lot better than this." The voter turnout for the seat increased from 51.1% in 2011 to 54.1% this year, bringing the total number of voters to 33,543 from an electorate of 61,969.
SNP candidate Richard Lochhead has secured a landmark tenth year as Moray constituency MSP - but his majority has been drastically cut.
Residents in a Moray village are urging councillors to reject plans to demolish their landmark pub.
A musician who learned her trade in Speyside and now plays venues across the country is returning to her roots to create a new folk club.
Villagers in a coastal Moray community have been left without local access to basic essentials with the closure of its last remaining grocery shop.
Council officers have been accused of trying to mislead councillors into spending thousands to cover up an administrative mishap.
Moray Council's cash crisis has forced the authority to abandon expensive plans which could have helped hundreds of disadvantaged adults into work.
A struggling Moray village shop could be forced to close - leaving 900 people in the surrounding area without local access to basic essentials.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man approached a young boy in a Moray village.
Efforts to help provide Middle Eastern refugees with vital day-to-day essentials have spread across Moray since the launch of a campaign last week.
A Moray councillor has branded the local authority's treatment of a group of disabled volunteers at an awards ceremony "abysmal".
Moray's SNP councillors gave their backing to rural schools yesterday in a strong statement ahead of next week's showdown education talks.
Police are investigating after pro-independence Yes signs in Moray were daubed with paint saying "Nae".
A Moray councillor and Westminster candidate has defended his mum after she appeared to compare independence supporters to "fascists".
The Save Milne's High School campaign is hoping to get the backing of Scots tennis star Andy Murray's mother.