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Moray Council

Response to correct the Taxpayer's Alliance story on councillors' allowances

An embargoed story issued by Taxpayer's Alliance lobby group has wrongly claimed that our councillors are the highest paid in the UK.
Moray cycling rates higher than national average, says Cycling Scotland report

Moray cycling rates higher than national average, says Cycling Scotland report

Cycling Scotland’s Annual Cycling Monitoring Report launched yesterday (16th February), has found that cycling rates in Moray are higher than the national average, with 1.9% of the population choosing cycling as their main mode of transport.
The third annual conference dealing with care and development of very young people takes place this week.

The third annual conference dealing with care and development of very young people takes place this week.

The Early Years Conference is hosted by the Moray Community Planning Partnership this Friday 19th in the Alexander Graham Bell centre at Moray College. The conference will see delegates take part in a series of workshops and speaking events.
New business units nearing completion in Forres

New business units nearing completion in Forres

Moray Council is investing more than £850,000 in a Forres business park to meet demand for industrial units.
Council workers have been briefed on the budget proposals due to be debated at a meeting of the Full Council next Wednesday afternoon.

Council workers have been briefed on the budget proposals due to be debated at a meeting of the Full Council next Wednesday afternoon.

The briefing assures staff that no redundancies or service reductions are anticipated for the year 2016/17, but that the council faces a huge deficit in subsequent years. Agenda papers for the meeting are due to be published on Friday. These will contain greater detail of where any savings are to be made.
Photo of Elgin Academy.

Secondary schools re-zoning proposals go out to consultation

The council is proposing to vary the catchment areas for Forres Academy, Lossiemouth High School, Elgin Academy, Elgin High School and Milne’s High School.
Elgin High pupils branching out with STEM

Elgin High pupils branching out with STEM

Pupils from Elgin High School visited RAF Lossiemouth recently as part of an engineering challenge. The group are part of a nationwide Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) initiative to encourage young people into engineering careers.
Elgin High School price negotiations mean £400k off construction costs

Elgin High School price negotiations mean £400k off construction costs

Council officers have negotiated with contractors to bring the cost of the new school down by £400,000. Turf-cutting ceremony is scheduled for March 16th