Help get Yellow Bar up and running!


We’ve had this amazing opportunity come up in the form of the space at Stuarts Cycles and thought that it would be the perfect space to open a bar.

We called it Yellow Bar because we want it to be a fun, dynamic space, with the target audience being those who are very much young at heart. So as well pizza and beer, we’re having a couple of pop-up spaces, where anyone can come and try out any ideas that they may have, before making any huge commitments to go and take over a space of their own. We have one space for retail services, charity ideas, arts and crafts and the second space will be in the kitchen, where any young, budding chef can come and try out new menu ideas and put it alongside our food to see how it goes.

The objectives of Yellow Bar are:

  • To provide a dynamic space for what we feel is a massively under-served number of people in Forres who are young at heart!
  • To leverage community engagement to lead the direction and development of the bar. We will be using what's known as an 'incremental gains' model to continuously improve the bar over time, to become the space that many Forres folk wants
  • To encourage local talent and entrepreneurs. We will have two pop-up spaces; one will be in the main seating are of the bar, and will be used by anyone wanting to promote new products/services/charities. The second pop-up space will be in the kitchen, where budding chefs can experiment with dishes and flavours alongside our awesome pizzas.

The goal is to help our community take steps to revive and sustain the local economy. Once up and running, other creative people will be able to use this model to start something new in the town. We have a team of tradesmen - many of who I knew from school - to carry out the refurbishment work.

It's our turn! We are investing £90,000 to create the Yellow Bar, and our Kickstarter target is £45,000. Check the website below, find out what you can get for pledges, but above all join in!

Want to make it happen? We are offering membership cards, customised glasses and even your own table as part of our rewards.

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Speyside Brewery is based in Moray Speyside, the heart of Scotland's malt whisky country.
More than 50 distilleries are within a 30-mile radius of the brewery, using the same water for their iconic whiskies that we use to make our beer. Founded by chemistry student Seb Jones in November 2012, the brewery produces a varied core range of beers - named after local icons - as well as popular seasonal beers. We are proud to make them.