Moray lies in the north-east of Scotland, with coastline on the Moray Firth, and borders to the council areas of Aberdeenshire and Highland.
Scottish cashmere is prized around the world, so if you’re in the Highlands a trip to the Johnstons of Elgin Heritage Centre and Mill near Elgin is a must. Take a free guided tour around the mill to see cashmere being dyed, teased, carded, spun and hand finished.
Fifty minutes east along the coast from Inverness, close to the village of Findhorn and adjacent to the Findhorn Foundation Ecovillage, is the Moray Art Centre. The environmentally designed and built centre offers creative holidays and has classrooms, artists’ studios and gallery spaces showing work by makers from Scotland and beyond.
In Findhorn itself is The Milk Parlour, a small shop and weaving studio, where you can buy locally made driftwood pieces, jewellery, handmade bags and lingerie, as well as textiles woven by owner and resident maker, Brodie Ross Mowat.
Elgin Museum, Scotland’s oldest independent museum, houses objects from all around the world, but especially from Moray.