Celebrating and protecting our local heritage is important to maintain a connection to the landscape and history of the Moray Firth. We have previously undertaken the Moray Firth Gansey Project with key aims to find, record and conserve gansey patterns from around the Moray Firth coast, pass on the skills to a new generation and increase local income generation, training and employment.
Further information on the project can be found here.
Many of the settlements have a rich cultural heritage, with a history that is linked to the changing fortunes of fishing communities, and dotted around the coastline of the Moray Firth you will find a number of local community museums and heritage centres. It is vital that these collections are preserved and made available to all with an interest in the history of the local area.
We are consulting with local museums and heritage centres through a questionnaire to establish what issues they are facing and what we may be able to do to help address these. These will be fed into our management programme which will be launched here. If you haven’t yet taken the opportunity to complete the questionnaire, please do so!
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What we will do
We will seek out opportunities to help preserve, promote, and enrich the heritage of the Moray Firth area
How will we know we have achieved our vision
The coastal heritage of the Moray Firth is recognised as a unique, diverse, and valued resource, of local, national, and international significance, and is preserved and enriched for the benefit of the local community and of the nation