I had planned on writing a piece on all the reasons why you should visit Moray when I came across this smashing piece by Kay ‘The Chaotic Scot. Her blog is based upon first hand experiences and filled with great pictures, Check her out at The Chaotic Scot
The Moray Coast is one of Scotland’s most spectacular jewels, yet is surprisingly overlooked by visitors. I fell in love with the seaside scenery on the Moray Coastal Trail, and the picturesque fishing villages along the way. If you haven’t considered visiting this wee slice of paradise, it’s time to get inspired.
I ❤️ THE MORAY COAST
Cliffs, beaches, harbours and fishing villages. Each time I stumbled across more scenic treasure on the Moray Coast, I was both shocked and delighted at the absence of other people; fabulous for my serenity and photography, yet a missed opportunity for tourism in the area. The Moray Coast is truly one of the most beautiful places I’ve visited in Scotland, and is also known for its sunny weather and low rainfall. The Moray Coast has got me conflicted.
Would I like to see more visitors venturing in this direction, as opposed to following everyone else around Scotland’s usual suspects? Aye, absolutely. Would I like the Moray Coast to become as popular and congested as, say, the North Coast 500 or the Isle of Skye? That would be a resounding NO.
For me, it’s all about balance. Enough visitors to boost the economy, but no more than what the infrastructure can handle. While this might be a wee bit idealistic, we can all strive to travel responsibly – to maximise the benefits of tourism in areas like the Moray Coast, while minimising the impact. Here are some simple ways we can do our bit:
- Treat the places we visit with respect.
- Spend our holiday pennies in small, independent businesses where possible.
- Travel on public transport; this is better for the environment, reduces traffic congestion, and I believe you really see what’s around you.