Richard Lochhead MSP, visited what has quickly become the North’s most visited tourism event, Colours of Cluny on Friday. He met with members from Forres Features Community Interest Company, who have organised the event to congratulate them on their success in this, their first year of the event.
Richard was met by Graham Murdoch, chairman of Forres Features, who guided the MSP and his family around the sound and light spectacular which has now been enjoyed by over 10,000 people. Colours of Cluny, the first event of its kind in Moray, is a non-profit organisation formed by the local community and is designed to attract both tourists and locals to enjoy the natural surroundings in a new and exciting way.
Graham Murdoch, Chairman of Forres Features Community Interest Company, commented:
“We were delighted to welcome local MSP Richard, his wife Fiona and their two young children to the experience this truly magical show, which showcases the beautiful surroundings here in Forres in a completely different way.
“Being so far North, we often miss out on the chance to attend some of the events in Scotland so we wanted to give people the chance to experience something special using the beautiful surroundings we have here in Forres. With over 10,000 tickets sold, Colours of Cluny has become one the biggest tourist events in the North of Scotland and we’re delighted to talk Richard Lochhead through this fantastic project we’re incredibly proud of.”
Richard Lochhead commented:
“Events like Colours of Cluny have the potential to shine a spotlight on Forres and I have been extremely impressed at what the community have achieved this year by working together and attracting over 10,000 visitors to the area. It is a fine example of community drive, Moray’s magnificent landscape and a creative vision. I thoroughly enjoyed the show, as did my family, and I look forward to returning in 2017.”
Organisers worked with some of the creative team behind the multi-award winning Enchanted Forest to create a unique event set to showcase the natural beauty of the towns Grant Park, Cluny Hill and Nelson’s Tower in a whole new, very colourful light. The event has had a very positive economic effect on local restaurants, hotels and accommodation providers which organisers say is all part of the aim behind this project.
Plans are already being made to ensure that Colours of Cluny 2017 is an even greater spectacular. Don’t miss it!(thanks to http://www.coloursofcluny.com/news/ )