The Hunt For The MorayNeep
With the News there are probably Russian Nuclear Subs lurking just off the Moray coast shadowing the Royal Navys new £4 Billion floating killing machine The Queen Lizzy. We look back at the last time the Russians came to Moray in anger.
It was the summer of 2000 and we were partying like it was the year before. The world chess championships had just finished at Elgin Toon Hall , Shurupov Zinon Neepanovich had beat local Rothes Loon Skye McWalker on his own patch and his Russian entourage were on the vodka at the Laichmoray Hotel. They were standing in the lobby discussing the recent tournament victory. After about an hour, the Hotel manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse. ”But vy?” they asked, as they moved off. ”because,” he said ”I can’t stand chess nuts boasting in an open foyer.”