Heritage trail challenge offers fun way of learning

A FUN HERITAGE HUNT to uncover Elgin’s exciting history is to take place over two weeks Monday that will take contestants on a journey around the town.

Running from April 3 to April 15, clues will be presented linked to the series of ‘interpretation boards’ now installed at various points.

Following a series of questions that will be published on the Castle to Cathedral to Cashmere website from today, those taking part will be challenged to follow clues for which the answers will come only by visiting the sites.

Question sheets can also be collected in person from Elgin library, from Ashers the Bakers or Shoezone in the St Giles Centre, and from Ashers, Starbucks, Walkers Shortbread or Specsavers on the High Street.

Jim Royan, Chair of the Castle to Cathedral to Cashmere Partnership said: “This is a great opportunity for the local community, families and visitors to have a fun day out and at the same time discover something new and interesting about the town.

“We now have a range of modern interpretation that allows us to explore our past in a modern way and the Castle to Cathedral to Cashmere partnership is delighted that all the new features of the CCC experience will contribute to making Elgin a place to come and enjoy with family and friends.

“I would like to convey my thanks to the businesses that have kindly donated prizes for the competition.”

The answer to the first clue can be found at Hill Street, (Ladyhill West) or at the Cottages at the foot of the steps on the south side of Ladyhill.

The answer to the final clue can be found by the Little Cross at the East end of the High Street, in front of Elgin Museum. The Hunt will take approximately one hour to complete, completed forms can then be returned and will be entered into a prize draw.