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Findhorn Town Information

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Findhorn Bay - Photo © Anne Burgess
Findhorn Bay - Photo: Anne Burgess CCL

This pretty village lies at the mouth of the Findhorn river and has a golden beach. Over the centuries its sands have swallowed up valuable farming land, forcing the village to move at least three times. During the 18th century it was a busy port but in 1829 it was overwhelmed by floodwater, with the river rising by an astonishing 49 feet.

More recently a so-called ‘New Age’ community has established itself here, led by the founders, Peter and Eileen Caddy, in the 1960s. Projects include a biological sewage works. Members of the unorthodox society claim to have grown giant food plants on virtually barren sand dunes.