Forres Town Hall is YOUR Town Hall

FACT needs help to raise extra money to help pay for additional repairs that are needed for Phase 1 of the Forres Town Hall Redevelopment Project.

FACT have uncovered problems while working on Phase 1 of the Forres Town Hall Redevelopment Project and we need YOUR help to raise additional funds.

We have found that structural supports need major repair or replacement and this was not anticipated in Phase 1 of the Forres Town Hall Redevelopment Project despite significant survey work being completed before the start of this Phase.

Temporary additional supports will be required to be  installed and works cannot continue on the roof above until the repairs or replacement structural work is complete which causes concern about how we will pay for these unexpected extra costs.

We need YOUR help:

These additional works were not anticipated in Phase 1 and we now need to raise extra funds to allow this work to be completed as soon as possible. 

  • We need over £20,000 to help pay for this essential additional dry rot treatment and structural work.
  • Please help us to keep Forres Town Hall open to the community by making a donation to support this vital Project.

Click here to donate

FACT Spring/Summer Activities Guide 2024

For more information of the events & workshops in the Guide please click the links below.
or Download your full Spring / Summer Activity Guide here TBC.

Free Activities

Paid Activites

Free Digital Activites

Forres Connected – Culture & Heritage

FACT has joined up with Forres Heritage Trust and other interested organisations, groups, businesses and individuals to bring a package of heritage projects to Forres after securing £20K in funding from the UK Government through the UK Shared prosperity Fund.

The pilot initiative called Forres Connected-Culture and Heritage will bring a programme of activities including guided walks and tours, talks, traditional entertainment events, and tailor-made activity packages for day and longer stay visitors, to name but a few of the plans, from April to September 2024.

A new leaflet has also been produced which highlights just some of the exciting events taking place in Forres over the next few months and puts a spotlight on a map of the town’s many heritage landmarks.

The groups currently involved in the project are: Highland Youth Theatre, Leanchoil Trust, Findhorn Bay Arts, St John’s Church, Film Forres, Friends of the Falconer Museum, Forres Area Business Association, Forres Area Tourism Network, HA HA (Helen Avenell Heritage Associates) and individuals who are involved in local events such as the Forres Highland Games, Grant Park 100 and the British Pipe Band Championships and Forres Local.

The funding has also allowed us to create a Heritage Information Hub in Forres Town Hall. Opening times, Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm.

For further information on the various activities and developments or how to get involved please go to the Forres Connected-Culture and Heritage Facebook Page, alternatively email us at info@forresarea.org or pop in to speak to one of our lovely Volunteers at the Heritage Information Hub.

FACT Winter/Spring Activities Guide 2024

For more information of the events & workshops in the Guide please click the links below.
or Download your full Spring / Summer Activity Guide here.

Paid Workshops

Free Activities

Free Fitness Activites

Free Digital Activites

Forres Online – Christmas Opening Times

The remaining dropin sessions for this year are as follows:

• Tuesday the 12th.

Thursday the 14th. (Closed)

• Tuesday the 19th.

• Thursday the 21st.

We’ll then be closed for Christmas untill the 9th of January.

Classes rescheduled for next week

Two of Valentina’s classes have been cancelled due to bad weather and rescheduled for next week.

Free Style Dance, on Tuesday 5th at 5pm will now be on Tuesday the 12th.

Slow Yoga, on Wednesday 6th at 10:45am will now be held on Wednesday the 13th.

Recruitment of Directors and Trustees

We are looking to recruit new directors and trustees for Forres Area Community Trust (FACT) to support our charity and the services that operate in the Forres catchment area. We are a development trust with long term plans to make the Forres area a better place to live, work and visit which includes the future sustainability of Forres Town Hall.

If you have experience and knowledge in governance, personnel, quality assurance, strategic planning and/or income generation, we would love to hear from you.

The following areas are of particular interest but are not exclusive:

  • Strategic vision
  • Independent judgement
  • Willingness to give time and commitment to being a Board Member and trustee

The position is unpaid but will provide a great deal of experience and satisfaction. We meet on a monthly basis with additional subgroups for those members who would like to get more involved with a specific area of work.

Jim Farquharson, Chair is quoted:
‘It is a great pleasure to be involved with FACT and it’s a good time to be part of a forward thinking organisation which will always have the community central to everything we do. In these times of immense challenges for the people who live and work in the Forres area, FACT gives people a chance to make a real difference to the Town Hall and the services we provide for the local community, along with our many partners and funders.’

We are particularly keen to achieve a more diverse board of directors and trustees and welcome applications from all sections of the community. If you would like to join our Board then please go to our website www.forresarea.org for further information and an application form. Alternatively, please contact our Development Manager, Michelle Gillibrand via email, michelle@forresarea.org