Thousands set to descend on Forres for Colours of Cluny 2017

Colours of Cluny is set to attract thousands of visitors to the Moray town of Forres on Wednesday night (November 8) 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 Trust - has created a sound and light extravaganza inspired by the beautiful natural setting of Cluny Hill, Grant Park and Nelson’s Tower.

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 and face painting.

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.

Local 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.

“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 Murdoch 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.

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

Colours of Cluny is funded by Highland and Islands Enterprise (HIE), EventScotland (part of VisitScotland’s Events Directorate), The Budge Foundation and Berry Burn Community Fund.

It takes place from Wednesday, November 8 to Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Cluny Hill in Forres. Tickets and more information available at

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