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Are you interested in finding out more about the history of Moray and the lives of people who lived here, from the great and good such as Ramsay MacDonald to the infamous Patrick Sellar?

Join in Moray's Homecoming celebrations and enjoy our varied programme of exhibitions, family history events, theatre performances and ceilidhs, designed to bring the culture of Moray to life.

Decide for yourself if Patrick Sellar deserves to be reviled for his role in the Highland Clearances- visit the exhibition in Burghead Visitor Centre.  Pick up a trail leaflet from Fochabers Folk Museum and follow in the footsteps of William Marshall, Scotland's famous fiddle composer, and enjoy the Speyside scenery that inspired his music. Every time you drink a cup of tea think of local Forres loon, Hugh Falconer, who helped to start commercial tea growing in India.  Macbeth was not just a play but a real Moray person.  Look out for productions of 'Playing a round with Shakespeare' in the autumn and enjoy one version of the inspiration behind the myth.

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Tracing your  family tree in Moray?

Are your family roots in Moray?  Come to one of the family history fairs across Moray and meet the experts on tracing your family tree.  Or just enjoy the wealth of local stories and historic images about the town you live in.  Did you know the phrase 'Gordon Bennett' comes from an exasperated father who was born in Keith?  James Gordon Bennett Sr made a fortune in America from journalism and had a son whose playboy lifestyle caused him grief.  Find out if you have any traits in common with the characters who made their name in the world.

Look out for Moray Connections leaflets or visit our website to find out what is going on near you.  Communities across Moray are organising their own homecoming celebrations.  You can get more information about all these events from the What's On listings on the website.

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