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||Auchentulloch Cottage, Rafford, Forres, Moray IV36 0RU|
||Since the start of hang gliding in the North East of Scotland in the mid-70 s the Moray Eagles, and its predecessors have negotiated (and lost!) a number of sites within its recognised area. The sites can cater for all wind directions and we welcome visitors to the area who are BHPA members and hold a rating
of Club Pilot or higher, and if resident in Scotland are a member of an SHPF club. We also have a plentiful supply of hang gliding Coaches and even a few paragliding ones as well. But .... it is vitally important to the retention of those sites that visitors contact one of the people named at the end of this section prior to flying at any Moray Eagles sites.
It does not matter if you have flown there before, even as recently as the month or week before, as we only retain the usage of these sites through keeping on the right side of the land managers. Their requirements can, and have changed at very short notice. The three principle problems that we face are the perceptions that our activities will adversely affect; the Grouse shooting and deer stalking, the conservation of wildlife and sheep farming. It must be remembered that just one week s Grouse shooting on just one estate will bring in excess of 15,000 (UKpds) to the local economy!
If where you want to fly is not one of our existing sites we will gladly give you all the help we can to negotiate a new one. We run a weekend weather rota that provides a means of knowing where the Club s members will be flying that day. If you are interested in receiving a copy (it is compiled for periods of roughly 3 months at a time) then send an s.a.e. to Tom Hardie, Burnb ank, Rafford, Forres, IV36 0RT.
Site Contacts are: Fran and Noddy Knowles (01343-543934); Chris Gill (01309-672752); Tom Hardie (01309-673912); Al MacNeish (01343-814869)