Findhorn is a Village on the Moray
Coast area of Scotland, 31 miles east of
Inverness, 5 miles north
Findhorn is popular for its Inns for
Meals, Marina, Watersports, Beach,
Trips, Kinloss Abbey 2 miles
Fishing, and there are a number of
the area including Randolph's Leap and
the Moray Way.
See also a large Click On
Map for the area Top Attractions.
Camping & Touring
Parks in the area.
The image top is of Findhorn Parish Church
and War Memorial on the south side of the
Village, built in 1843.
The second image is of the Main Streets in
Findhorn, a one way system, along the Beach and
back the other street.
The Kimberley Inn
is a popular Diner and for Refreshments
overlooking Findhorn Bay, in the centre of the
The Market Cross is also in the Village
Centre by the small Harbour, with the Crown and Anchor Inn
next to the Cross, another popular Diner. This
Inn was built from 1739. The Market Cross lay
in pieces for many years, with it recently
The James Milne Institute is next to the
Market Cross, used for Events and
Entertainment. In 2019, it was being used for
the Himalayan FairTrade Exhibition. It is
unclear what year the Institute was built.
is a short walk north of the Village Centre,
popular for its Cafe/Diner, number of Water
Sports, and Boat Trips on fast RIBs.
By the Marina is Findhorn Beach with a Walk
out to the Moray Coast where there is a 5 mile
long Beach between Findhorn and Burghead.
Holiday Park is 1 mile south of Findhorn,
with pitches for Tents and Tourers.
Kinloss Abbey is 2 miles south
at the small Village of Kinloss, built from the
1100s, becoming one of the richest Abbeys in
Scotland with the Rights to fish for Salmon on
the River Findhorn.
1100s - Kinloss Abbey was built 2 miles
south of Findhorn with the Monks given Charters
by Kings for Salmon Fishing on the River
Findhorn and other Businesses, becoming one of
the richest Abbeys in Scotland.
1180s - a Village was noted to have been in
this area, about 1 mile northwest of where the
Village of Findhorn is today.
1500s - Kinloss Abbey was abandoned after
the Catholic Worships was made illegal in
The Village of Findhorn was a major Sea Port
for the area, with Ships trading around the UK
and Baltic Sea Ports.
1600s and 1700s - the early Village was
destroyed by the Sea and shifting sand
1700s - the Village seen today was built at
Findhorn Bay, a few hundred yards inland from
the coast, a more protected area.
1739 - the Crown and Anchor Inn was built in
Findhorn, the oldest surviving building in the
1746 - a French ship named Le Bien Trouve
arrived at Findhorn Bay to support the Jacobite
Rising of Bonnie Prince Charlie. Two
British Warships later arrived outside the Bay,
waiting on the French Ship to depart. The Le
Bien Trouve managed to escape during the night
1829 - a great Flood known as The Muckle
Spate devastated the area, with five Findhorn
Fishing Boats used to rescued People from
Forres, 3 miles inland from Findhorn Bay.
Findhorn grew around Fishing, including
Salmon and Herring, with the Railway running to
Findhorn from 1860 to 1869, mainly for the
transport of Fish.
1918 - some of the Fishing Vessels at
Findhorn were beached on the west shore during
the First World War, never to be used again.
The wreckage of these Boats can be seen at low
1926 - Findhorn Golf Club was founded.
1939 - Kinloss
Barracks and Airfield opened, just over 1
mile south of Findhorn. There are signs warning
of low flying Aircraft over the Main Road to
Findhorn. This Airfield was used for Flight
Training during World War Two, then later to
monitor Russian Submarines in the North
1940s - Findhorn Golf Club closed during
World War Two, never to open again.
1962 - the Findhorn Foundation was founded
1 mile south of Findhorn, a dynamic experiment
where everyday life is guided by the inner
voice of spirit, with an Ecovillage Project,
and invites Visitors from around the World to
participate in the workshops, conferences, and
1980s - Salmon Fishing with nets from the
2012 - Kinloss Barracks was transferred from
the RAF to the British Army, with few Aircraft
using the Airfield from this time.
Today - much of the Fishing for Salmon and
Trout on the River Findhorn is managed by
who own vast areas of land in the area, with
the River Findhorn running through much of this