Bright sparks will draw thousands to see the Colours of Cluny

The darker nights are here, but thousands of people are set to find their lives lit up.

Colours of Cluny will attract visitors to the Moray town of Forres, starting today (Wednesday), with an event that’s bigger and better than last year’s hugely successful inaugural show.

The team behind the family-friendly spectacular – which is organised by the Forres Features Community Interest Company, a not-for-profit organisation where any surpluses are invested locally or in the following year’s event – has created a sound and light extravaganza inspired by the beautiful natural setting of Cluny Hill, Grant Park and Nelson’s Tower.

Nelson’s Tower lit up for the Colours of Cluny

The dazzling visuals include a multitude of special effects and state-of-the-art lighting technologies. And this year’s show will fire the imagination with a new look fire pit (for toasting marshmallows), flame shooters, live performances and some truly mesmerizing UV special effects.

The interactive show, costing over £200,000 to stage, will take visitors on a journey through Grant Park, illuminating the natural landscape in an array of colourful sound and light, before heading towards a show-stopping finale at Nelson’s Tower on Cluny Hill.

Businessman and Forres Features Chairman Graeme Murdoch said: ‘It’s phenomenal to see how much Colours of Cluny has evolved from last year’s inaugural event, and going forward we hope it will become one of Scotland’s – and the UK’s – must-see autumn happenings.

The Colours of Cluny will help Forres shine

‘Thanks must go to the army of volunteers, sponsors, local business people and our brilliant creative team, all of whom make it possible to stage this incredible event. It really is a team effort by the community, for the community.’

Demand for tickets is extremely high this year and Forres Features is urging people to book online to avoid disappointment.

Graeme added: ‘A limited number of tickets may be available on the night, subject to availability. But these will be offered on a first-come first-served basis depending on how many slots are available after advance ticket-holders are admitted.

Thousands are expected to visit the Colours of Cluny

‘The only way to ensure you get your preferred time and date is to book online to avoid disappointment.’

Colours of Cluny principal funders are Highland and Islands Enterprise (HIE), EventScotland (part of VisitScotland’s Events Directorate), The Budge Foundation and Berry Burn Community Fund.
It takes place until Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Cluny Hill in Forres.

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