The history of The Moray Society is essentially that of Elgin Museum. The original name was the Elgin Scientific Society, which soon after became the Elgin Literary and Scientific Society and for some 40 years in the mid-twentieth century, the Elgin Society.
The primary function of The Moray Society is to safeguard the Museum, and ensure that it and any associated activities contribute to the Society’s aims to promote and conserve Moray’s heritage.
Unfortunately, there are some unintended disadvantages in the current name which has contributed to the entirely false premise that the Society is only for the upper echelons of Moray society. In reality, members, volunteers and visitors are from all walks of life and we strive to make Elgin Museum’s collections and events accessible to all. Join us to find out.