TO MARK its 200th anniversary, the Royal Highland Show is taking to the road with a series of 'storytelling installations' across Scotland, which will see the show's history projected onto historic landmarks and buildings.

Taking place over four weeks in March, The Royal Highland Show Illuminated, produced in association with Turcan Connell, will project imagery, woven together with never-before-seen treasures and untold stories from the show's archives, at eight locations around Scotland, from Dumfries & Galloway to Inverness, referencing how the show would tour each of the Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland regions annually before it settled permanently at Ingliston in 1960.

The aim is to raise awareness of the show and highlight its positive impact on Scotland throughout the years. The installations, which are free to attend, will feature a five-minute long visual history of the show, told through animations, images, films and archive footage, showcasing its wide-ranging impact and influence over the last two centuries, while looking to the future of both the show and the society.

RHASS chairman Bill Gray commented: “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," said Mr Gray. "The events will see a powerful and poignant portrayal of the show’s value and importance to Scotland’s communities.”

Chairman of Turcan Connell, Alexander Garden, said: “Turcan Connell are proud to be involved in this creative project celebrating the bicentenary of the Royal Highland Show. We have been supporters of the show for many years, and as 2022 also sees a big anniversary for our firm, being our 25th year, the opportunity to become involved in Illuminated as part of the Show’s 200th anniversary seemed rather appropriate. We are very much looking forward to being part of this specially curated project and seeing the animations on historic buildings throughout Scotland.”

Royal Highland Show Illuminated will appear at Edinburgh City Chambers, between 7pm and 9pm on the evening of Wednesday March 9; at Jedburgh Town Hall, on Friday March 11; at Drumlanrig Castle, Wednesday March 16; at Dumfries House, Friday March 18; at Alloa Tower, Wednesday March 23; at Glamis Castle, Friday March 25; at Haddo House, Thursday March 31; and at Eastgate Shopping Centre, Friday April 1.

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