Elgin statues see the light as questions asked of curious seating

Statues lit up for winter

STATUES IN ELGIN will now be seen be seen in a new light after a switch-on ceremony was conducted that will see them highlighted by new LED’s.

The statues put in place by the Castle to Cathedral to Cashmere project are now lit up in various colours following a ceremony conducted by pupils from Elgin High School, Elgin Academy and Moray College UHI.

The project has been funded jointly with the Elgin Conservation Regeneration Scheme (CARS) and is aimed at further improving the appearance of the town centre.

Alistair Simpson, manager of Ritsons, said that the lighting will “create a great addition to the town centre and will contribute a more attractive environment and ambience, particularly for the tower”.

He added: “It will bring out some of the features that otherwise may not have been noticed.”

The lighting joins another recent development in the form of ‘block seating’ on the Plainstones around the Dandy Lion statue. The seating was put in place without fanfare last week and, like the Lion itself, has so far had a mixed reception.

A local business owner told insideMORAY that she had been told Elgin BID was behind the seating – although as a member she had not been informed that it was to happen.