Culture and Heritage

The historical and cultural heritage of the Moray Firth embraces Neolithic, Pictish, Celtic, Viking, Medieval and Jacobite associations.  More recent heritage includes the Highland Clearances, the herring boom (the area has the largest collection of fishing communities in Scotland), the Hanseatic League sea trade, the legacy of two World Wars and the oil boom.

This rich and diverse history is to be found in archaeological sites, historic buildings, museums, trails, interpretation centres and events, all around the coastline.

Follow the links below for more information on the heritage features and attractions around the Moray Firth.

Heritage Centres and Museums    Heritage Groups and Societies

Aberdeenshire Council Leisure, Culture and Tourism web site

Heritage Conservation and Management Organisations:

Historic Environment Scotland (Historic Scotland)

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland

National Trust for Scotland

Highland Historical Environment Record