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Forres Heritage Trust invite you to Nelson's Tower and Forres Tolbooth via video for Moray Doors Open Day 2020


By Garry McCartney

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Alex Wright films FHT chairman George Alexander at the Tolbooth.
Alex Wright films FHT chairman George Alexander at the Tolbooth.

THREE local buildings are inviting you to visit throughout September ... via video.

As part of Moray Doors Open Day 2020, Forres Heritage Trust (FHT) has worked with local film producers Flying Mirrors to produce three short films featuring trust members doing tours of Nelson’s Tower, the Tolbooth and its ongoing clock tower project, and the Tolbooth police office and cells project which has yet to be opened to the public.

Doors Open Days is a Scotland-wide event run by the Scottish Civic Trust throughout September. Information including event listings, can be found at www.doorsopendays.org.uk.

The local films are being promoted on the FHT website https://forresheritage.co.uk/ and are scheduled to run as events via the trust's Facebook page.

A FHT spokesperson said: "We are delighted that we are able to still take part in Doors Open Day as it has always been a very popular event for the trust.

"In 2019, we reported the best footfall to the monuments in eight years and whilst we are sad that we have been unable to welcome locals and tourists into the buildings this year, doing a virtual doors open day enables us to shine a spotlight on their wonderful history and stories as well as the work that goes into the upkeep of the buildings by our trustees."

Sandra MacIver is your tour guide for the police office and cells.
Sandra MacIver is your tour guide for the police office and cells.

The filming was done by Alex Wright and Sara Brockbank of local commercial photography and video producers, Flying Mirrors.

Sara said: "Forres Heritage Trust's love and enthusiasm for Forres and the buildings they maintain is obvious, and their wealth of knowledge and history really comes across in the videos.

"We had an absolutely perfect day for filming Nelson Tower, with views stretching in all directions from the top. We're really excited to be able to help to bring these buildings and their history to a wider audience through the power of video."

FHT volunteer David MacFarquhar at Nelson’s Tower.
FHT volunteer David MacFarquhar at Nelson’s Tower.


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