Your chance to say what you love about Scot­land

Vis­i­tors to High­land games in­vited to take part in na­tional project

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - LOCAL NEWS - BY NEIL DRYS­DALE

A gi­ant egg-shaped pod will ap­pear at the Cas­tle Gor­don High­land Games in Fochabers this week­end when the Na­tional Trust for Scot­land in­vites lo­cals to tell the na­tion what they love about Scot­land.

The fu­tur­is­tic struc­ture is tak­ing to the road as part of the char­ity’s For the Love of Scot­land cam­paign which launched in April with a film fea­tur­ing some of the coun­try’s most high-pro­file celebri­ties – rang­ing from Ger­ard But­ler and Brian Cox to Judy Mur­ray and Eve­lyn Glen­nie – de­scrib­ing what

“Our mem­bers, donors, vis­i­tors and staff help pro­tect these spe­cial places”

they love about Scot­land. Vis­i­tors through­out the week­end will be in­vited to en­ter the pod to view the film and then record their own thoughts about what makes Scot­land such a spe­cial place.

Mark Bishop, di­rec­tor of cus­tomer and cause at the NTS said: “We’re ex­cited to get the peo­ple of Fochabers and Mo­ray in­volved in our For the Love of Scot­land cam­paign and hear what they love about Scot­land.

“The Trust pro­tects some of The High­lands’ most beau­ti­ful built and nat­u­ral trea­sures, so we hope to hear a few fa­mil­iar names crop­ping up, like Glen­coe, Brodie Cas­tle, Cul­lo­den and the Glen­finnan Mon­u­ment.

“Our mem­bers, donors, vol­un­teers, vis­i­tors and staff help pro­tect these spe­cial places for ev­ery­one to en­joy and our new cam­paign will help us shout louder about the im­por­tant role we play in car­ing for Scot­land.”

“We’re about coast­lines and cas­tles, art and ar­chi­tec­ture, wildlife and wilder­ness. We’re here to pro­tect our nat­u­ral and na­tional trea­sures.

No book­ing is needed to en­ter the pod dur­ing its stay at the Cas­tle Gor­don High­land Games and ev­ery­one tak­ing part will be given an ex­tra-spe­cial NTS me­mento.

Af­ter vis­it­ing Fochabers, the pod will con­tinue on its trav­els around Scot­land ap­pear­ing at venues and events through­out the sum­mer.

To find out more about the cam­paign, go to www. nts.org.uk/love

EX­CITE­MENT: As well as fun and games at Gor­don High­land Games in Fochabers the NTS will have its pod to hear peo­ple’s views

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