Published: 20/09/2017 14:38 - Updated: 20/09/2017 18:25

Elgin landmarks to be lit up full-time from tonight

 

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The Wolf statue in Elgin
THREE Elgin landmarks are set to be illuminated full-time from tonight onwards.

 

The Wolf and the Town Drummer statues, plus the Tower building on the High Street, have been all been given their own personal LED systems which can be programmed by computer to change colour.

Elgin and District Pipe Band will play to mark the switch-on which begins at 7.30pm by the Wolf Statue at the west end of the High Street.

The systems have been paid for and put in place by the Castle to Cathedral to Cashmere Heritage Experience, which aims to bring more tourists to the town and by Elgin CARS which is renovating the town centre.

The Tower was originally a 17th century town lodging, but is now the home of Ritsons Chartered Accountants.

Alistair Simpson who’s a partner at the firm said; "The lighting will create a great addition to the town centre. It will bring out some of the features that otherwise may not be noticed."

Students from Elgin Academy, High School and Moray College will switch on the lights.  

In addition, next month will see the return of the animated projections on the back of St Giles Church. These will be shown each evening until the end of March.

More about these initiatives, plus a lot about the town’s history, can be found at www.elginheritage.scot

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