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Moray woman gets business up-and-running


By Sarah Rollo

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A MORAY woman who took up running just eight years ago has launched a businesses which she hopes will have people dashing to the area.

Sally Bruce is behind Skedaddle North, which will offer visitors three-day all-inclusive holidays in Moray which incorporate both running and whisky.

It was in 2011 that Sally first decided to get on her trainers and go for a run. She signed up for a 10k and wasn't sure if she would make it to the finishing line.

This route took Sally under Speyside's iconic Telford Bridge, which spans the River Spey at Craigellachie.
This route took Sally under Speyside's iconic Telford Bridge, which spans the River Spey at Craigellachie.

But she did, catching the running bug along the way. She joined the Moray Roadrunners and has gone on to complete marathons and ultra-marathons, recently placing 2nd in the Female Vet category at the 2019 Speyside Way 37-mile event.

Sally said running has now become a major part of her life, adding: "The cocktail of life requires three things – long runs, laughter and whisky."

With the Speyside whisky trail on the doorstep, Skedaddle North will take guests day tripping, by foot, to local whisky distillers along coastal paths and forest trails.

The business – skedaddlenorth.com – will launch next month, with guests staying at Duffus Farmhouse with private dining offered by local chef Alistair Fowlie.

Sally, who is joined by husband Ally in the venture, will lead the runs around some of Moray's most scenic areas.

She hopes it will not only bring people to Moray, but showcase the very best the area has to offer.

Spynie Palace stands in the background as Sally Bruce runs by.
Spynie Palace stands in the background as Sally Bruce runs by.

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