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Centenary Exhibition of Highland Rugby Football Club Opens at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

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A centenary exhibition of the Highland Rugby Football Club (Highland RFC) will be opened by Inverness Provost Glynis Campbell-Sinclair at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery on July 2nd.

Running at the Small Art Gallery until the end of the month, the exhibition promises to be a celebration of the first 100 years of Highland RFC featuring a collection of photographs, programmes, strips, videos, anecdotes and characters brought together in one place for the first time.

Content for the exhibition has been gathered by Highland RFC member Roy Sinclair and a small team of volunteers.

Speaking about the exhibition, Roy said:

“Rugby fans are in for a real treat with this centenary exhibition.

“We have managed to bring together a variety of memorabilia including photography of the teams throughout the years, such as action shots from matches, archive newspaper articles, a selection of team jerseys and, from 1976 onwards, film footage of significant matches throughout the years.

“It really tells the story of Highland RFC in a way we have never been able to before.”

The exhibition will also feature stars of Highland RFC who went on to achieve national and international honours such as Ian Mackenzie, Nairn MacEwan, Ernie Michie, John Frame, George Mackie. David Aitchison, Steve Fraser, Moray Low, Donald Flockhart, Andy Dunlop, George Halliday and Jamie Dobie.

The exhibition is part of a year of celebrations for Highland RFC and a commemorative book, based on the exhibition is also being produced, expected to go on sale before the end of the year.

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