Ewe higher hurry: Scots flock to sheep sculpture artwork path earlier than they get raffled off

A SCOTS artwork present organisation has prompted many to flock to an artwork path after the countdown for them being raffled off begins.

The Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) is about to raffle off their vibrant  ‘Flock to the Present’ sheep sculptures with proceedings going again into RHASS funding.

Girl with sheep.
(C) Characterize Comms.

The sheep sculptures featured in a well-liked nationwide public artwork path earlier this 12 months, and are set to be bought in two weeks’ time.

There are at the moment 500 raffle tickets accessible for every sheep, at a value of £25 every, however guests are suggested to buy raffle tickets quick as they’re anticipated to promote shortly.

The funds raised will help the Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland Bicentennial Fund, which helps initiatives devoted to sustainability within the rural sector. 

The favored ‘Doddie’s Sheep’ will see a minimal of £20 from the sale of every ticket donated to the My Identify’5 Doddie Basis – this sheep was embellished by Megan Reilly within the distinctive shiny blue and yellow Doddie’5 tartan. 

The 38 fibreglass sculptures had been embellished by native artists from throughout the UK in a variety of putting designs and travelled round Scotland earlier this 12 months, earlier than flocking residence to the Royal Highland Present in June. 

The marketing campaign celebrated the return of the Golden Shears World Sheep Shearing & Woolhandling Championships to the Royal Highland Present.

Among the sheep have already been bought outright so received’t be accessible within the raffle, however the majority nonetheless want to seek out their endlessly properties.

RHASS Chairman, Jim Warnock, commented: 

“The Flock to the Present marketing campaign was a powerful success, bringing pleasure to individuals throughout the size and breadth of Scotland and on the Royal Highland Present. 

“We’re delighted that our flock raised consciousness of essential points within the [agricultural] sector and they’re going to proceed to do good by being raffled off to lift funds for the RHASS Bicentennial Fund and the My Identify’5 Doddie Basis.” 

The raffle will shut on 2 October and is open to residents of the UK solely. Tickets might be bought through the Royal Highlands Present web site.