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Morayvia's Science and Technology Experience Project (STEP) is a project to bring together a number of disciplines from aerospace and astronomy to technology and arts-related activities into a single centre of excellence in Moray, but serving the northeast of Scotland, the Highlands and beyond.

Morayvia (Registered Charity SC042895)

2016 Review – Looking back at a fantastic year!

What a year! 2017 is here already, so we thought we’d share our 2016 review, certainly as 2016 was a fantastic year for Morayvia. As the graphic below shows, we accomplished a lot over the year, from celebrating being open for a year, to being awarded our 4 star VisitScotland award – not forgetting raising the brilliant sum of £7,500 for the STV Children’s Appeal!

2016 Review

Our accomplishments this year cannot be recognised without mentioning the support and generosity we’ve been lucky enough to receive from our members, volunteers, and businesses across North East Scotland, and our thanks must go to the following businesses and organisations;

ACE Winches, Turriff; AJ Engineering, Forres; Billy Miller Construction Ltd, Elgin; Ed’s Customs Signs Ltd, Buckie; Elgin Truck & Van Centre; Flying Art Ltd;  Glen Grant Distillery, Rothes; Glen Moray Distillery; Hendersons Ltd, Rothes;  Inside Moray, Lossiemouth; Grampian Transport Museum, Alford; Highlands and Islands Enterprise; Gray-Adams Ltd, Fraserburgh; Keith Builders Merchants; LIDL, Forres; Limehillock Quarries, Spey Bay; Moray Golf Club, Lossiemouth; Newton of Struthers Farm; Regency, Buckie and Elgin; The Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation: The Moray Council; The Northern Scot, The Press and Journal, The Forres Gazette, Rolls-Royce Heritage: Coventry Transport Museum: The Scottish Government Change Fund:  The St Giles Centre, Elgin; Montagu Evans Property Management: tsi Moray; Tower Security Systems Ltd, Elgin; B&Q Elgin; J & G Ross the Bakers, Inverurie.

A key objective for us is to ensure that visitors to our centre in Kinloss have a great time, and judging by our Facebook and TripAdvisor reviews, you have! We would love to see more reviews on TripAdvisor, so please remember to leave a review following your visit, it really does help ensure that we continue to do the right things for our visitors, and also allows prospective visitors get a genuine, unbiased opinion on what they will find when visiting us.

Speaking of Visitors, we had over 5000 of you come visit this year, which is up on last year, and with our new 29 Seat Cinema in place, there is yet another reason to come back and see us, along with our new exhibits which will be either ready to see when we open for the new season or introduced during the year once restoration projects are complete.

Exhibits added in 2016 included;

Antonov 2, Hunter F5 cockpit, Engines from Rolls Royce Heritage/ Coventry Transport Museum Rolls Royce Tyne, Sapphire, RB162 and Stentor Rocket engine from Blue Steel & Nuclear stand-off missile plus just recently a Double Mamba and nose cowl from a Fairey Gannet, a Rolls Royce Olympus from a Vulcan, Remains of a Merlin X Engine recovered from Cullen Bay and donated by Brian Donaldson and a Tiger Cub Microlight biplane.

We don’t just stay put at the centre however, we have been out and about this year, from Piping at Forres to Fraserburgh Vintage Rally with Canberra, Nimrod and Highlander RIV Fire engine all going out and Planetarium to Orkney Science Festival Week In September.

So that’s it for our brief 2016 review. 2016 really was a great year, and we are looking forward to the coming year. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page to stay up to date on what we are doing!

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