• Covid 19

    Covid19 Update – 13 Jan 2022

    Happy New Year to you all. The Town Hall is open for business: the Main Reception is open from 10 to 12 Monday to Friday. You can also call us on 01309 674388.

    We are running a full programme of activities all in accordance with the current Covid guidelines on social distancing, Track and Trace and there is regular cleaning taking place for your peace of mind. Please see the events section of this website for more details or give us a ring if you have any queries or questions.

    If an event is cancelled or postponed we will aim to notify you as soon as possible. We apologise in advance if this causes problems, however, due to the rapid nature of the virus sometimes changes cannot be helped. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks and we look forward to seeing you in our Town Hall.

    Forres Town Hall – Opening Hours

    Forres Town Hall will be closed from Wednesday 22 December 2021 from 12.30pm to Wednesday 5 January 2022 at 10am.  

    We plan to open from 10 – 12 Monday to Friday in the New Year and run the events listed on our events page, unless there are changes to the current Covid19 restrictions.  If our opening hours/events are affected we will let you all know via this page or Facebook.

    Warmest wishes from everyone at FACT for a happy, safe Christmas and New Year.

    Covid19 – Update – 14 Dec 21

    In this rapidly changing environment FACT will endeavor to keep all Town Hall users up-to-date on the latest guidelines issued by the Scottish Government, your safety is our priority. As soon as we know of changes that may affect events or activities in the hall we will let you know.

    The Meet and Eat at 12 noon tomorrow (15 December) is still going ahead, the only condition is that groups at a table must not consist of more than 3 households. There will be Track and Trace at the door, hand sanitiser available, and masks must be worn when coming into the hall and when walking around.

    The Coffee Morning in aid of Forres and District Pipe Band has been postponed until 2022, date to be arranged. All the raffle prizes donated for the event will be stored safely and used at their next Coffee Morning.

    Updated Covid Leaflet (January 2021)

    Fully revised and updated contact numbers and email addresses for organisations and agencies that are here to help you.

    As the impact of the Covid19 pandemic continues FACT are here to assist folk in the Forres Area. Please contact us or one of the organisations listed and we can offer confidential, impartial advice and help.

    Local Info and Food Deliveries

    Forres Local have compiled a list of useful information about how COVID19 is effecting Forres and the surrounding area. They have info such as:

    • Recent news.
    • Which local businesses are still open for business.
    • Which local businesses are offering food deliveries.
    • Contact information about various support groups.
    • and Advice about the lock-down.

    Visit: forreslocal.com

    Important News (Regarding Covid 19)

    Following on from the current advice given by the Scottish Government and NHS, Forres Area Community Trust (FACT) have reviewed how we can respond to the current Coronavirus situation.

    The FACT team  still remain open for business but our approach is changing.

    You may find the following information useful.

    1. As a social space Forres Town Hall will be closed for the foreseeable future (at least until the 13th April when we will review the situation and make decisions about our next steps).
    1. FACT is preparing an action plan for ensuring that people can still access Forres Online and the Cameron Project (befriending) through the telephone or online. More information will be posted online and as posters around the area as we confirm the detail. Please follow us on Twitter @Forres_Area, Facebook – Forres Area Community Trust  or Forres Town Hall or check out our website – forresarea.org to keep up to date with our news and the changing situation.
    1. FACT staff will be working from home and can still be contacted by email through info@forresarea.org or by leaving a message on 01309 674 388. You can also drop a note through the Town Hall door or write to us at Forres Town Hall, High Street, Forres IV36 1PB. We will aim to get back to you within 24 hours.
    1. Requests for Food Parcels can be made direct to Moray Food Plus on 01343 208 293 or email request@morayfoodplus.org.uk  and food donations can be made to the Co-op, Forres High Street.
    1. We are planning a co-ordinated approach to supporting those most isolated and vulnerable. This will include opportunities for a telephone befriending system and we are looking for volunteers to help. If you are interested in helping out please contact Kirsty at kirsty@forresarea.org for more detail.

    We are still here and happy to help however we can under the current climate.

    For more information: