A giant egg-shaped pod will appear at the Castle Gordon Highland Games in Fochabers this weekend when the National Trust for Scotland invites locals to tell the nation what they love about Scotland.
The futuristic structure is taking to the road as part of the charity’s For the Love of Scotland campaign which launched in April with a film featuring some of the country’s most high-profile celebrities – ranging from Gerard Butler and Brian Cox to Judy Murray and Evelyn Glennie – describing what they love about Scotland.
Visitors throughout the weekend will be invited to enter the specially-made pod to view the film and then record their own thoughts about what makes Scotland such a special place.
The pod can seat five people at a time and contains a tablet computer which shows the film and records responses and the best contributions might make it on to the Trust’s website.
Mark Bishop, director of customer and cause at the NTS said: “We’re excited to get the people of Fochabers and Moray involved in our For the Love of Scotland campaign and hear what they love about Scotland.
“The Trust protects some of The Highlands’ most beautiful built and natural treasures, so we hope to hear a few familiar names cropping up, like Glencoe, Brodie Castle, Culloden and the Glenfinnan Monument.
”Our members, donors, volunteers, visitors and staff help protect these special places for everyone to enjoy and our new campaign will help help us shout louder about the important role we play in caring for Scotland now and forever.”
“We’re about coastlines and castles, art and architecture, wildlife and wilderness. We’re here to protect our natural and national treasures for everyone to enjoy.
No booking is needed to enter the pod during its stay at the Castle Gordon Highland Games and everyone taking part will be given an extra-special NTS memento.
After visiting Fochabers, the pod will continue on its travels around Scotland appearing at venues and events throughout the summer.
To find out more about the campaign, go to www.nts.org.uk/love