Heritage project seeking out willing volunteer movie stars

Challenge laid for local people to become involved in heritage film project.

A PROJECT CELEBRATING the rich history of Elgin is giving locals and visitors alike an opportunity to see their own images beamed onto the wall of St Giles Church.

Wildbird Productions are behind several projects in Moray that have used special video effects to brighten up our town centres – now they are set to run a Castle to Cathedral to Cashmere event this weekend.

Their animated light project will feature people and events spanning 1000 years of Elgin history. Starting from Saturday, December 17 from 4.30pm the resulting video will be shown on the hour from 5pm to 8pm each evening throughout the winter months.

Local people will be given a chance to see themselves in the feature with an open invitation being issue to those who wish to do so. They are asked to come along between 10am and 3pm on Saturday (November 26) to the unit next to Superdrug in the St Giles Shopping Centre where they will be filmed.

Encouraging local people to take just a few minutes to take park, Jim Royan, chairman of the Castle to Cathedral to Cashmere project, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a living history.

“It would be lovely to have family members from the youngest to the oldest – babies and great grandmothers or fathers to span the generations. I do hope that lots of people get involved – it will be great to see now and a wonderful project for our archives for generations to look at in the future.”