The ancient and Royal Burgh of Forres sits on the shoulder of Cluny Hill, facing out over Findhorn Bay and the Moray Firth, delighting visitors and locals alike. Whether you are looking for sea and sand, woods and hills or history and culture, Forres offers something for everyone.
The Forres Tolbooth lies at the centre of the town and is the heart and soul of the community. There is evidence that the building has evolved through many variations, dilapidations, reconstructions and expansions over the best part of 800 years and is now in the care of Forres Heritage Trust. The main feature of the Tolbooth is the impressive Court Room where once the town provosts made proclamations and magistrates made orders that unworthy citizens be detained in the adjacent prison building.
During the Festival The Tolbooth doors will be open everyday 11am to 4pm where you can;
- Explore the building and prison cells
- Visit the old Police Station which now houses a Whisky Museum
- Purchase Whisky Memorabilia, and
- View a historic photograph exhibition
On the evening of Saturday April 30th, a splendid event with Tunes, Tipples and Tales will take place throughout The Tolbooth to raise funds for the continued restoration of the building.