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Awards & Testimonials

Our strong track record in delivering successful projects has been consistently recognised with many regional and national awards.


Winner: The SHIREs Awards, Rural Creative Category


Winner: Social Enterprise Scotland Award (highlighting our impact in addressing the challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic)

Winner: Scotland’s Small Towns Partnership High Street Hero Award  


20th Anniversary SURF Award for Best Practice in Community Regeneration 

Finalist: Highlands and Islands Tourism Award  

Finalist: 2019 Sunday Herald Award


Finalist: Culture Event of the Year, 2017 Sunday Herald Culture Awards 

Winner: Moray Speyside Tourism Award 2016 


Winner: Third Sector Interface Moray (TSI) Growth Awards – Collaboration 

Winner: Third Sector Interface Moray (TSI) Growth Awards – Innovation 

Special award from the TSIMoray for Excellence in Marketing and Promotion

Volunteer Friendly Award   


Winner:Creative Place 2015 – in partnership with other creative organisations in Forres  

Runner-up: Third Sector Interface Moray (TSI) Growth Awards – Recognised community impact  

Recognised as certified ‘Investing in Children Provider’

What Others Say About Us

“Findhorn Bay Arts provides an outstanding example of an artist-led approach which involved, supported and excited communities across the region.”

Gary Cameron, Head of Place, Partnerships and Communities at Creative Scotland

“EventScotland has supported Findhorn Bay Festival since its inception in 2014, and during that time it has grown to make a significant impact on Forres, Findhorn and the Moray region, drawing many visitors from across Scotland and beyond. The success of the festival, including the premier production of The Buke of the Howlat as part of the Year of Young People 2018, shows why Scotland is the perfect stage for cultural events.”

Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events, VisitScotland

“Findhorn Bay Arts has an excellent track record in engaging all sectors of our community to produce successful events and festivals.”

Fiona Robb, Head of Strengthening Communities, HIE