Community News & Forum

We're currently reviewing various online tools to enable members of the community to sign up to connect, collaborate and keep informed of our latest developments. In the meantime, please refer to any of our social media sites for more updates and other ways to interact with us online.

Cullen Bay in Winter

Newsletter For April/May 2019

The April/May edition of our newsletter is available for download using the link below. As usual, you can also pick up a paper copy from Cullen's local shops including the Co-op and Chemist. There's been a great deal of interest and increasing demand for the use of our centre as well as Cullen's other public facilities, none of which would be possible to continue if not for Cullen's many volunteers who freely donate their time for everyones benefit - Trial runs for the Youth Club, 'Tea and Medals' veterans brunch, beach toilets fundraising/refurbishment/opening, Mens Shed, Spring Craft Fair, Yoga, Monthly Coffee & Claic and more.

Cullen Bay in Winter

Amenities Group Appeal - Cullen Toilets

Last year Moray Council closed two of Cullen’s three public toilets. This had a major effect on local businesses and tourism in the town. Many visitors who would have stopped to use the toilets and then visited local shops and cafes, just drove away upon finding the toilets closed. Thousands of visitors, including young families and elderly folk have been inconvenienced by the closing of these toilets. The impact on our small community is huge. Moray Council plans to close the remaining public toilet Which would be a devastating blow for tourism in Cullen. The Cullen Amenities Group has a lease for the Beach Toilets. We hope that by many people making just a small donation, we can raise enough funds to run these toilets from April-October intially. We are also committed to seeing the Square Toilets open in time for the 2019 tourist season.

Please help! Funds raised will go towards cleaning costs, supplies of soap and toilet paper, water and sewage costs as well as the ongoing maintenance of public toilets in Cullen. Your support benefits us all

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Other Community Links

Within Cullen there are several other active online social groups, some of which are listed below. These can provide more specific news, events and goings on around Cullen within each of their own areas of concern.

Please feel free to let us know via of any other local online social groups that we've maybe missed, that you think may be of interest to visitors and locals alike. We can at least get them listed below to try and help in any way towards bringing more people together through our shared interests.


Cullen, Deskford & Portknockie Heritage Group scio

This is a long-established Heritage Group which covers all eras and all interests relative to the local area. Everyone is welcome to the afternoon and evening meetings which are held throughout the year. Members can use the Group’s collections and archives to assist with research and exploration. Exhibitions as well as trips to sites of interest are also organised and Heritage leaflets published.
The Group’s ambition is to open a permanent Heritage Centre in Cullen.
CD&PHGscio is an Incorporated Scottish Charity registered with OSCR, SC048162.
Our Facebook page gives notice of meetings and is a forum for discussion of research projects.


Cullen & Deskford Community Council

This group is open to anyone who resides and or votes in Cullen or Deskford that wishes to contact the council about any matters.


Cullen Amenities

Following the controversial decision by the local authorities to close Cullen's public toilets in the town square and at the beach, a group of volunteers is trying to raise funds and organise to re-open these vital public facilities. This group has been set up so that members of the Cullen Amenities group can discuss plans and organise work to be carried out on Cullen's public toilets.


Cullen Coop Events Calendar

Keeping you informed of events in and around Cullen


Cullen Chat

A place for general chat about Cullen (Scotland), to buy & sell items, and to find information on local businesses and events taking place in the area. Professional traders in the local area, please keep your for sale posts to once a week and group the photos together. Local Cullen shops etc, post whenever you want - it is a Cullen site!


Cullen Past & Present

A social media site sharing photos and memories of Cullen.


Cullen Sea School Rowers

A place to keep up to date on rowing activities in Cullen associated with the Cullen Sea School


Cullen Community Allotment Association

This is our fun page for boasting and bragging about our plots. Swapping ideas, plants, photos, seeds, recipes, message events, slug control ideas and more.


Cullen Past & Present Volunteer Group

Volunteer projects in Cullen carried out by members of the Cullen community who generously contribute their time and effort toward helping make things more accessible and generally making improvements around the town for everyone's benefit


Cullen Links Junior Golf

This group will keep all aspects of Junior golf up to date regarding Cullen Links Golf Club. This includes Clubgolf coaching for beginners, Roving Pro and Junior Competitions.