Findhorn Bay

The Moray Coast is shielded from most of the weather systems that give Scotland its reputation for bad weather. To the south, the Cairngorms and Dava catch the southerlies while the Monadhliath and mountains to the north of the Great Glen block the westerly rains, leaving Moray in a recognised micro-climate.

With mean monthly hours of sunshine of more than 150 in both June and July, Forres can boast one of the best climatic zones north of the Highland Line.

The long summer days (sunset is at 22.16 on 24th June and, for early birds, sunrise is at 04.16) offer more time to enjoy the sights and opportunities of the area.