The People

With a population of around 95,000, Moray offers a well-educated, skilled workforce with a great reputation for customer service with low staff turnover and high retention rates. 73% of Moray’s population is in employment, the same as in Scotland, and unemployment is below the national average, at 4%, whilst the rate for Scotland as a whole is 6%.

Workers in Moray are more likely to have a skill than across Scotland as a whole. Moray College is part of the new UHI and has over 6,000 enrolled students. It offers a range of degree and postgraduate courses. Moray has a strong educational base and there are eight secondary schools. Secondary school roll in 2015 was 5,048, and 90% of school leavers had a positive destination in 2015, compared with 92% nationally. In April 2016, of the 4,236 16-19 year olds in Moray, 91% were in learning, training or work.


  • Total employment in Moray has increased by 5.9% over the last year to 36,000, above the rate of Scotland as a whole (3.2%)
  • Moray also has a high employment concentration in motor trades, 1.5 times the national average
  • Moray has a larger proportion of the workforce employed in skilled trades than across Scotland, at 18% compared to 11%


Speyfest 2017 28th – 30th July

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