A wealth of history on your mobile


Forres is a town with a long and interesting history and some fascinating folk, from world-famous (and misrepresented King Macbeth) to a men who helped bring you a humble cup of tea and a digestive biscuit.

A walking app that provides self-guided tours around Forres and will highlight its rich and colourful history is now available to download. Piping at Forres, commissioned the app to help people explore the heritage of the town and its people.

The free to download app was initially launched in the run up to Piping At Forres 2017  which celebrated the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017 and remains available.

Easy to use

Joanna Taylor from Forres Events Limited, said: “With an interactive map, both audio and written commentaries and great photographs, it provides a very easy to use piece of technology and includes a trail map which guides the user around the town highlighting key locations such as the Town Hall, Sueno’s Stone, the Falconer Museum, the Old Longview Hotel and the. Whether you are a visitor to the town or a local resident this will give you insights about the town that will fascinate you.”

She added: “If you complete the whole tour, it takes an hour and we hope that people who visit Piping At Forres will take the time to download it before coming to Forres.

“Then, as well as enjoying the Championships, they will also be able to take in the many other interesting landmarks that Forres has to offer. The aim of the app is to get people, whether they are locals or visitors, to enjoy moving around the town as they learn about the long and varied history of the town, its sites and colourful characters.”

The app was created by Moray-based software company Openbrolly. Director David Sim said: “. It is an exciting opportunity to be able to work on an app alongside an event that will bring so many people to the town. The app will take visitors a little further afield into the town and allow discovery of what it has to offer.”

Paul Johnson, who volunteered to help research the information about Forres within the app for Piping At Forres, said: “Forres has a fascinating and long history. I am sure the app will be of interest both to those who live locally and those who come to Piping At Forres as visitors from outside the area.”


Forres Walking App – iOS

Forres Walking App – Google Play