Who is your pick of the Flock? Sheep sculptures featured in ‘Flock to the Show’ public art trail to be raffled off
Flock to the Show campaign celebrated the return of the world sheep shearing championships to the Royal Highland Show in June
The Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has launched a raffle for their ‘Flock to the Show’ sheep sculptures, which featured in a popular public art trail earlier this year.
There will be 500 raffle tickets available for each sheep, at a cost of £25 each. The funds raised will support the Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland Bicentennial Fund, which supports projects dedicated to sustainability in the rural sector.
The popular ‘Doddie’s Sheep’ will see a minimum of £20 from the sale of each ticket donated to the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation – this sheep was decorated by Megan Reilly in the distinctive bright blue and yellow Doddie’5 tartan.
The 38 fibreglass sculptures were decorated by local artists from across the UK in a range of striking designs and travelled around Scotland earlier this year, before flocking home to the Royal Highland Show in June.
The campaign celebrated the return of the Golden Shears World Sheep Shearing & Woolhandling Championships to the Royal Highland Show. Some of the sheep have already been purchased outright so won’t be available in the raffle, but the majority still need to find their forever homes.
The raffle closes on October 2nd and is open to residents of the UK only, buy your tickets here: www.royalhighlandshow.org/flock-to-the-show
RHASS Chairman, Jim Warnock, commented:
“The Flock to the Show campaign was a resounding success, bringing joy to people across the length and breadth of Scotland and at the Royal Highland Show.
“We are delighted that our flock raised awareness of important issues in the agri sector and they will continue to do good by being raffled off to raise funds for the RHASS Bicentennial Fund and the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.”