The Castle to Cathedral to Cashmere Partnership Initiative is delighted to present an exhibition and events programme in Elgin Library Gallery, from 13th- 21st January 2016. Pop along to see the exhibition during normal library opening times (Mon–Fri 10am–8pm, Sat 10am–4pm) and/or attend the events at the times specified below. All welcome, free entry. To download the promotional poster, please click here.
Magic Lantern Show
13th January 1.30pm–2.30pm, 16th January 11am–12pm & 19th January 2.30 pm–3.30 pm
The magic lantern was an early form of projector using candlelight or oil lamp. The shows will include slides of Elgin Past which have been provided from the collection at Elgin Museum. Come and see what entertainment was like before film and television!
Elgin CARS informal drop-in session – 20th January 2pm-4pm
Come along to find out about grants available for shopfronts and external repairs to traditional buildings in the Conservation Area.
“The Wolf” talk by Jim Royan – 14th January 6.30 pm for 7 pm start
A humorous and vivid talk about the son of King Robert II, Alexander Stewart 1st Earl of Buchan, aka the Wolf of Badenoch, one of the most evil and memorable characters in Scotland’s history.
“The Real Macbeth” talk by Cameron Taylor – 21st January 6.30pm for 7pm start.
Cameron will host a screening of the Flying Mirror’s recently-released video documentary on the real Macbeth followed by discussion and the opportunity to handle some replica items from 1000 years ago.
- “Castle to Cathedral to Cashmere: Our journey so far”. See what has taken place so far in this exciting heritage project and find out about some of the upcoming events.
- Pupils from Elgin Academy and Elgin High School will be showcasing their research on some of Elgin’s famous sons, local witches and closes, Elgin Townscape paintings and a piece of historical fiction/ghost story which will be recorded and filmed in the very near future.
- Display of old High Street photos by Elgin CARS and Elgin Library
- Costumes through the ages by the Falconer Museum
- Hairstyles of bygone eras by students of Moray College
- Mystery object quiz & Elgin shopfront features quiz
There’s sure to be something for everyone so come along and experience Elgin’s interesting and turbulent journey from Medieval Mayhem via Victorian Splendour to more modern times.