Administration budget passed by 13 votes to 11.

Moray Council approved its budget by two votes following a two-hour meeting today. The vote was 13 - 11 for the Independent /Conservative administration, supported by Labour councillor John Divers. The SNP opposition budget was supported by non-aligned Conservative councillor Douglas Ross.

Council tax remained frozen.

Details of the budget measures are available here, and the list of charges to be increased here and here

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 92,500 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.

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