Nairn County Football Club has announced Murray Travel as its new headline sponsor.

The Highland travel agent – owned by local couple Scott & Sarah Murray, and with branches in Inverness, Elgin, and soon in Forres – has agreed a three-year deal with the club.

Scott Murray (right), director of Murray Travel, said: “We’re thrilled to be sponsoring Nairn County FC for the next three years, and look forward to exploring all the opportunities the partnership presents.

“Sarah and I recently moved to Nairn, and we also expanded our business from Inverness into the local area when we took over Beaver Travel and Alba Travel at the end of last year. It’s important for us, and for our business, to engage with the community in which we and our young family live and work.

“By sponsoring Nairn County, we want to show that we are committed to the development and wellbeing of the community we call home. We’re already excited about cheering on the Wee County from the stand next season!”

Through sister hospitality business Cru Holdings, the Murrays also purchased the Classroom Bistro in Nairn in 2019 – another firm favourite with locals.
Graeme Macleod (left), Nairn County FC director, added: “We are absolutely delighted to have Murray Travel on board as the club’s new main sponsor.

“This is a crucial deal for the club which allows us to look forward and plan for the future with further optimism and ambition.

“Scott and Sarah are highly-successful business people who have grown Murray Travel from humble beginnings to an award-winning company. It is that drive and passion to succeed and always improve which makes this partnership with the club a fantastic fit.

“The board of directors at the club is grateful to the efforts of our committee members Cindy Milne and Derek Steel in negotiating and concluding this deal.
“We are all extremely excited to be working with Murray Travel, and firmly believe that this will be a partnership with huge benefits for both parties. I look forward to welcoming Scott, Sarah and their staff to Station Park in the new season.”

Murray Travel (formerly Inverness Travel) was established in 2014 by husband-and-wife team Scott and Sarah Murray, who added to their portfolio in 2021 with the takeover of local agencies Alba Travel and Beaver Travel. The firm operates travel boutiques in Inverness and Elgin, and will soon open a premises in Forres. Mr and Mrs Murray also co-founded Wanderluxe, a homeworking agency based in Sawbridgeworth, and Mr Murray is also a director in hospitality group, Cru Holdings.

The Murray Travel team has won numerous awards for its high quality of customer service and innovative business practices. Murray Travel is a member of ABTA, AITO and the Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association. For more information, head to @themurraytravel on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Image by Eoghan Smith Photography