Colours of Cluny sound and light spectacular was a massive success in its inaugural year, attracting well over 12,000 visitors to the Morayshire town of Forres during its 10-night run (November10-20, 2016).
Conceived as a way to drive tourism to the north of Scotland during the quieter months, the family-friendly event showcased the natural beauty of Forres’ Grant Park, Cluny Hill and Nelson’s Tower in a new, exciting and very colourful way.
The show, which was the first of its kind in Morayshire, was staged by Forres Features Community Interest Company, a non-profit organisation formed by the local community in Forres.
Organisers also worked with some of the creative talent behind Pitlochry’s multi-award winning Enchanted Forest to create the unique event which mixed sound and light in the unique outdoor setting.
In its first year, 600+ lights fittings were used to illuminate Cluny Hill; 80+ volunteers made the event possible; £500,000+ of equipment was used; and a whopping 20,000 marshmallows were eaten.
The self-funded event was helped thanks to substantial local funding donations from The Budge Foundation, The Berry Burn Foundation, Highlands and Island Enterprise, Forres Events Ltd, Forres Area Local Forum and Forres Common Good Fund, as well as donations from many other local businesses.