Forres, located in Moray, is a former royal burgh located on the coast, just east of Inverness. Forres is perhaps most well known for its floral creations. It has won the Scotland in Bloom award on numerous occasions. In recent years, Forres has grown quite a bit and is home to a variety of bars and pubs as well as shops and accommodation options. Visitors will find that Forres is steeped in local traditions and history. One of the most interesting sights in the local area is Sueno's Stone, which is a large carved stone. Another landmark in the area is Brodie Castle, which is situated outside of town. There are also many footpaths in the local area.
The Scottish town and former borough of Forres is located within the northern part of Scotland. The town is located on the area that is known as the Moray coast. The town is located about thirty miles to the east of Inverness. The town has won the Scotland in Bloom competition on several occasions. There are a lot of historical and geographical attractions within the town of Forres.
The town of Forres has a strong educational network, which includes three primary schools, a secondary school and also a private school. The primary schools are known as Applegrove, Andersons and the other one is Pilmuir. The secondary schools are known as Forres Academy and the other one is Moray Steiner School. Forres Academy is the state secondary school. The secondary school that is known as Moray Steiner is a private school that teaches pupils from the age of five years of age eight up to the age of sixteen.
The town of Forres hosts a vast array of different events a lot of which are sporting events. The town is home to a golf course, which is the venue for the golf championships of the young professionals of Scotland. The town is also home to some football teams that includes Forres Mechanics that play within the Highland League and the other football team is Forres Thistle, which is a junior football team.
There is also a running club within the town that is known as Forres Harriers and this club has about eighty members. The most famous runner that has come from the Forres Harrier club is Don Ritchie. Don Ritchie at one point had fourteen world best times for distance running events, which ranged from fifty kilometres to two hundred kilometres.