In the 17th century, Findhorn was the main port of Moray and ships regularly sailed throughout the North Sea to ports on the Baltic Sea.
The early 20th century saw a decline in fishing with two-masted Zulu boats progressively replaced by larger vessels. Some of the ships, temporarily stranded on the western shore of the bay while their crews fought in World War I, were never used again. The wrecks are still visible at low tide. The salmon-based fishing industry was in vogue until the 1980s, but this too is no longer active. Today Findhorn is a dormitory village and tourist boats dominate the moorings.
Findhorn is a fantastic holiday destination.
Access : Coordinates: 57.659, -3.611 /
- The Crown and Anchor Inn, dating from 1739, is the oldest surviving structure in the village. Other significant buildings include Findhorn House built in 1775, home of the Royal Findhorn Yacht Club, the Kinberley Inn, the James Milne Institute, the Universal Hall at the Findhorn Foundation and the Heritage Center Ice House.
- The Findhorn Foundation, a charity and an adjoining eco village are in the southern area of Findhorn.
Go next : Kinloss , a village in Moray / Forres a town and former royal burgh in the north of Scotland on the Moray coast, approximately 25 miles (40 km) northeast of Inverness and 12 miles (19 km) west of Elgin.