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.

Museums Map

Moray Firth Coastal Partnership Actions

What we will do

We will seek out opportunities to help preserve, promote and enrich the heritage of the Moray Firth area

We will know when we have achieved this when

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.

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!

Other Useful Links


Highland Historic Environmental Records

Historic Environment Scotland – Coast and Waters Heritage Fund – closes 30th April 2020

National Trust of Scotland