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Castle to host show illumination

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By Fiona Reid
Castle to host show illumination

THE 200th anniversary of The Royal Highland Show will be marked with immersive installations across Scotland.

And one of the shows will be projected onto Drumlanrig Castle.

The Royal Highland Show Illuminated will travel across Scotland over four weeks, and the local showing will be held on Wednesday March 16 from 7 pm to 9 pm.

Produced in association with Turcan Connell, it will project expressive imagery, woven together with never-before-seen treasures and untold stories from the show archives, onto historic buildings and other venues across Scotland.

Royal Highland Show organisers, the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS), hope the sensory events will raise awareness of the show and highlight its positive impact on Scotland throughout the years.

The installations will feature a five-minute long visual history of the show, told through animations, images, films and archive footage.

RHASS chairman Bill Gray said: “To celebrate the bicentenary of the show, we wanted to do something special.

“The Royal Highland Show Illuminated is the perfect way to give back to regional communities and the RHASS membership across Scotland and herald the return of the Show.

“After two long years without a full show, we are going all out to make the 200th anniversary Royal Highland Show the best one yet.

“The events will see a powerful and poignant portrayal of the Show’s value and importance to Scotland’s communities.”

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