Where to go and what to see & do in the local area

Places to Eat
  • The Olive Tree Cafe, Logie Steading – the Steading’s own fantastic cafe serving delicious home-made lunches, cakes and light bites
  • The Kimberley, Findhorn. Pub with food and a roaring fire – nice combined with a walk on the beach
  • The Bothy, Burghead. Great food & an interesting menu
  • Covesea Cafe, near Lossiemouth. Friendly daytime cafe & special seafood nights
  • Harbour Lights, Lossiemouth. Bistro with a good and varied menu overlooking the harbour – lovely to sit outside on a sunny day
Local Museums and Galleries
  • River Findhorn Heritage Centre, Logie Steading. Permanent exhibition about the River Findhorn and the Moray Floods, the Wolf of Badenoch, Randolph’s Leap and Sir Alexander Grant with a reconstruction of a white house
  • Grampian Transport Museum, Alford. The history of travel and transport in North East Scotland. Dramatic displays, working exhibits and DVD presentations
  • The Falconer Museum, Forres. Local heritage museum, with guest exhibitions
  • Scotland’s Gallery Trail lists a good selection of galleries in the area, including Logie Steading Art Gallery.
  • Logie Steading’s popular Art Gallery specialises in approachable contemporary Scottish Art.
  • Morayvia – what started as a project to commemorate the Nimrod has become an excellent sic-tech experience project relating to all things of the air, Kinloss
  • River Walks from Logie Steading – along the beautiful River Findhorn with some short loop walks (including the one taking in Randolph’s Leap) and longer walks connecting to Sluie Walk just down stream of Logie. The Walk Highlands site mentions this walk and others in the area.
  • The Dava Way follows the old railway line over the 23 miles from Forres to Grantown. It’s a long but not challenging walk with some good long-distance views and can be joined or left at several points along the way
  • Culbin Forest, across the Findhorn Bay (about 3 miles north of Forres) has 14km of forested coastline with good tracks to explore for walking, biking and riding
Gardens, Houses, Castles & Historic Monuments
  • Logie House Gardens, Logie Estate
  • Cawdor Castle. Linked by Shakespere to Macbeth and still inhabited by the Cawdor family, the castle and grounds are open to the public
  • Brodie Castle. A National Trust-owned C16th tower house, home of the Brodie family until the late C20th, the house is full of antique furniture, paintings and ceramics. 71 hectares of gardens and woodlands to explore with famous daffodil collection
  • Fort George. An outstanding C18th artillery fortification begun after the battle of Culloden to counter the Jacobite threat which is little changed despite being an active Army Base today. Managed by Historic Scotland, just this side of Inverness
  • Nelson’s Tower, Forres. In commemoration of Nelson’s victory at Trefalgar, the tower on top of Cluny Hill has 96 steps to the top which offers views across Forres and the Moray Firth. Open April-Sept, 2-4pm
  • Sueno’s Stone, Forres. The largest known Pictish sculptured stone
  • Culloden Battlefield, just this side of Inverness. Visit the battlefield itself and the interesting indoor interpretation centre as well
  • Benromach, Speyside’s smallest distillery, in Forres
  • Dallas Dhu, whisky museum at a former distillery outside Forres
  • Scotland’s Malt Whisky Trail, the collection of Speyside distilleries
  • Craggan Golf Course, near Grantown. A unique 14 hole course with every hole par. Fantastic views of the Cairngorms. Good value green fees
  • Forres Golf Club, Muiryshade, Forres. Par 70 course, visitors welcome
  • Kinloss Golf Club, between Kinloss and Burghead. 18 hole parkland course with views over Moray Firth and Cairngorms. Pay & Play but bookings advised at weekends
  • Logie and Relugas (salmon by fly), Logie Estate
  • Fish Findhorn, information on fishing throughout the river Findhorn
  • Kellas Estate, near Dallas. Well stocked trout fishery with access and fishing for all ages and abilities.
  • Craggan Fishery, near Grantown. 3 acres with 6 purpose-dug ponds and fantastic views across the Cairngorms
Towns & Cities

One of Scotland’s oldest small towns, Forres is about 6 miles from Logie Steading off the A96. A town of impressive parks and gardens (some, including Grant Park, were donated to the town by Logie’s Sir Alexander Grant). Also home to Benromach distillery, Dallas Dhu whisky museum, Piping Hot (the European Pipe Band Championships) and a good collection of local independent businesses such as Maclean’s bakers and MacBeth’s butchers

  • Inverness
  • Nairn
  • Elgin
  • Burghead
  • Grantown-on-Spey
  • Findhorn

Just 4 miles north of Forres, this sailing community has a huge sandy beach, a couple of pubs serving food and the famous Findhorn Foundation.


To the Region from Further Afield

Around the Local Area

  • Trains from Forres
  • Taxi – try Mundole Taxis on 01309 673 168
Places to Stay

are listed on a dedicated page of this site. 

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Local Area

Terms & Conditions for fishing on Logie Estate

  1. Fishing on the river is restricted to 2 rods per beat and is to be by fly only. All fishing is from the right bank. By arrangement with the neighbouring estate there is no left bank fishing on the Relugas Middle and Top beats.
  2. The fishing is split into two 2 rod beats, Logie and Relugas, with Relugas sub divided into Middle and Top.  Beats can be taken together or separately. Logie is fished Monday to Saturday, Relugas Middle on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and Relugas Top on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Beats change at midnight.
  3. Fishermen must contact Logie Estate office on 01309 611300 a day or so before arrival to organise being shown onto the river. A map of pools, beats and access routes will be provided.
  4. Bio-security is important to the future of the river and anglers are asked to observe protection measures. The Findhorn District Fishery Board Conservation Code will be strictly observed. To summarise: All fish caught up to 14th May inclusive must be released. From 15th May, all salmon over 9 lbs / 4 kg / 28 inches / 72 cm are to be returned.  Below that measurement at least 70% of salmon and 50% of grilse caught should be released and a maximum of 1 salmon and / or 2 grilse per rod per week may be retained. In September all fish are to be returned. No gaffs or tailers are allowed.
  5. The Findhorn District Fishery Board Bio-security measures will be strictly observed and all fishermen in the party must sign the Bio-security Declaration. (Also available at http://www.fnlft.org.uk/downloads/)
  6. The Estate recommends that barbless hooks are used, fishermen are in possession of a disgorger and that knotless nets are used. All possible care should be taken when returning fish to the river, they should be handled as little, and gently, as possible and should not be removed from the water.
  7. The catch should be reported at the end of each day of fishing to Logie Estate Office on 01309 611300. If the office is closed, please leave a message on the answering machine with the date, weight and pool. Please also report a nil catch day.
  8. Dogs are allowed on the river but must be kept strictly under control at all times. The Estate reserves the right to ask tenants to remove dogs if they are considered to be out of control.
  9. Rod, line and fly size are dependent on prevailing weather and water conditions and personal choice. In general, maximum rod length needed is 13ft with a size 8 or 9 line, usually floating. Fly sizes range from 6 – 8 in the spring down to 12 or less in summer low water.
  10. Safety must be considered at all times. All beats have a variety of pools with some suitable for most heights of water. Little wading is necessary and river paths are good however the fishing is within the Findhorn gorge, access to some of the pools is quite steep and a degree of rock scrambling is often necessary when playing and landing fish. Please be aware that a reasonable level of fitness and mobility is required. A buoyancy aid for each rod is provided and should be collected from Logie Estate Office on arrival, and returned to the Estate Office (or to the outbuilding opposite if office is closed) on departure. Logie Estate strongly recommends that buoyancy aids are worn when fishing and not doing so is entirely at fishermen’s own risk. Please pay attention at all times, avoid slips and falls, wear appropriate footwear, look out for overhead electricity lines, watch the weather and pay attention to livestock. Take extra care if fishing alone.
  11. Anglers need to supply or hire their own equipment (except buoyancy aids, which are provided).
  12. Ghillieing/tuition is available by on a first come, first served basis. This must be booked in advance with the Estate Office and is subject to availability. A half day ghillieing/tuition is approx. 3 hours, full day approx. 6 hours. Please contact the estate office or check our website for current rates. Rates do not include discretionary tips.
  13. Rod, Reel & Line hire is available by on a first come, first served basis. This must be booked in advance with the Estate Office and is subject to availability. Please contact the estate office or check our website for current rates. A rod, reel and line set is for one person and is subject to a fully refundable damage deposit of £100.
  14. Aside from fishermen, others, including rafters and kayakers, enjoy this stretch of river and mutual respect and consideration is expected.
  15. Bookings are confirmed when initial payment is received. Subsequent changes in dates or number or rods are entirely subject to the Estate’s discretion and to availability. Change of dates, if accepted, incur an administration fee. In the event of a cancellation the tenant must advise Logie Estate immediately, whereupon Logie will endeavour to re-let. If a new tenant can be found the deposit will be returned less any expenses incurred for advertising, office costs, etc., and less any shortfalls in discounted list price. Until such time as a vacancy has been re-let the hirer is responsible for making any further payment by the due dates. Failure to do so may mean that the hirer forfeits any refund if the dates are re-let. If it is not possible to re-let, all payments are still payable by the due date(s). It is unlikely that a refund can be made for a late cancellation. Logie Estate recommends that fishermen take out relevant cancellation insurance.
  16. Subletting fishing is only allowed with Logie Estate’s permission.
  17. Logie Estate reserves the right to immediately withdraw fishing without compensation from anyone who breaks these or associated conditions, or flouts normal standards of behaviour or fishing etiquette.