Agriculture and Forestry

The coastal plain of the Moray Firth is fertile and contains some of the best agricultural areas in Scotland. The area is famous for the production of barley for malting and seed potatoes for export. Cattle and sheep are reared and over-wintered on the fertile lowlands. There is a more recent growth in production of organic and horticultural crops to meet the increasing demand for local food.

The Moray Firth has many forests which are important to the economy, the environment and for recreation. A map of all Forestry Commision places of interest around the Moray Firth and information on the Scottish Forest Strategy is available on the Forestry Commission web site.  Forestry Commission Scotland protects Scotland's forests and woodlands and increase their value to society and the environment.

Farming, Firth, ForestryClick the image for information on the impacts of agricultural practices on the Firth.