● The Duke of Cumberland apparently spent the night in Nairn before the Battle of Culloden.
● Culbin Forest was covered by a huge sandstorm in the 1600s and was only stabilised in the 20th century when the Forestry Commission planted trees.
● In the 17th century, Findhorn was the main port on the Moray Firth with regular sailings to the Baltics.
● Elgin Cathedral, consecrated in 1224, was known as the Lantern of the North.
● It is thought that the coastline surrounding Lossiemouth was once the home of St Geraldine, a hermit who placed lanterns around the rocky headland to warn seafarers.
Covesea Skerries Lighthouse in Lossiemouth
Big skies over Burghead