A poppy-themed art exhibition in Invergordon swells charity coffers and triggers fond memories of the old town center

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A young visitor discovers the exhibition held in Invergordon.

A SPECIAL themed art exhibition held in a town of Easter Ross will return for a third year after a successful fundraising campaign which also sparked many happy memories for visitors.

Efforts to restore the community center status of a historic building in Invergordon while honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the conflict were the focus of the exhibit.

A superb piece by organizer Louise Holling.
A superb piece by organizer Louise Holling.

The poppy-themed event raised funds for the British Legion of Invergordon, the Invergordon Museum and Poppyscotland, the charity for veterans of the British Armed Forces and their dependants.

It was organized by passionate local artist Louise Holling, whose father, Hugh Ross, is secretary of the local Legion branch.

Decor for a poppy-themed art event in Invergordon

Ms Holling said: “We had a successful weekend and raised around £850 for Poppyscotland, the museum and the legion.

“I still think we can do better and we will be back in 2023 for the third year!”

Hugh Ross, Royal British Legion Invergordon Branch Secretary and Museum Trustee and Louise Holling, Events Organizer inside the Invergordon Museum.  Pictured: James Mackenzie.
Hugh Ross, Royal British Legion Invergordon Branch Secretary and Museum Trustee and Louise Holling, Events Organizer inside the Invergordon Museum. Pictured: James Mackenzie.

She added: “I’ve learned a lot of lessons and I’m sure next year will be even better.

“The greatest thing about the weekend was the people who came and spent time discussing the legion in the past. It meant so much to them to come and see the legion and the museum and remember what a part of the community it was.”

She posted: “Thank you to everyone who donated, visited, purchased and supported our event by liking and sharing and trying to spread the word!”

It is hoped that the Royal British Legion building in Invergordon can once again become a key local centre.
It is hoped that the Royal British Legion building in Invergordon can once again become a key local centre.

Generous artists working in a variety of media donated pieces for the event. It follows the success of an inaugural art exhibition last year.

Pupils from local South Lodge and Park Primary Schools also got involved in a children’s activity corner.


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