Moray is one of the smallest regions in Scotland, but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in scenery, facilities and quality of life.
The area's biggest town and administrative capital is Elgin which is also Moray's principal shopping centre and many leading retailers are represented alongside long established local outlets.Sitting between Aberdeen and Inverness, Elgin prides itself in an environment which is welcoming and friendly and where a sense of community figures. It also boasts one of the most equitable climates to be found anywhere in Scotland.
A City and Royal Burgh, Elgin was granted its charter by David 1st in 1136 and became a cathedral city in the early 13th century, the shell of which remains an impressive landmark.
Elgin is well served in terms of transport links located as it is on the A96 trunk road and the Aberdeen-
Close to the Cathedral is the Biblical Garden – a haven of peace and tranquillity planted with flowers and shrubs that feature in the Bible. (Click here for more photos)
Elgin has 2 secondary schools, 7 primary schools and a Further Education College, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands and is well served in terms of sports and recreational activities. The Moray Leisure Centre has a swimming pool, ice rink and gym. There are 3 bowling greens, an indoor bowling stadium and Elgin Golf Club provides a challenge to even the most skilled of golfers.
Dr Gray's Hospital is a small, busy District General Hospital. It consists of a beautiful early 19th century building with a recently built modern hospital incorporated which houses 200 beds, our 4 theatre complex and a small but busy Accident and Emergency Department. It also includes a 10-
Specialties include Accident & Emergency, General Medicine, Orthopaedics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Psychiatry, General Surgery and Urology, Ophthalmology, Dental Surgery, and Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery.