The creative designs of five talented school children from across Scotland, including two from Inverness Royal Academy, are being brought to pasture at Inverness Campus in the form of Aldi’s Moo Crew.
The Crew, a herd of five life-sized fibre glass cows, has been created by the imaginations of pupils aged between nine and 14 years old from Inverness, Edinburgh, Dumfries and Aberdeen who won a national competition led by the supermarket this summer.
Gregor King (S4) and Lauren MacIver (S2) from Inverness Royal Academy designed two of the five cows which will be on show at Inverness Campus until the end of September, including during Scottish Food and Drink fortnight.
The colourful collection is part of the supermarket’s commitment to help showcase Scottish farming and sourcing to its customers.
Development of Inverness Campus is being led by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), and is one of Scotland’s most ambitious projects.
Karen Thomson, senior development manager for Inverness Campus, said: “It is fitting that the Moo Crew are on display at pasture that was, until 2009, the Crofter’s Commission Bull Stud Farm, which is now Inverness Campus. The Scottish Rural College (SRUC) is now also based at An Lòchran on the campus and we look forward to displaying the cows on the same triangle of ground where the miniature Kelpies were located recently.
“It’s fantastic that two of the designers are pupils from a nearby school and each decorative coating illustrates the creator’s favourite things about Scotland.”
Richard Holloway, managing director at Aldi in Scotland, said: “Thanks to the outstanding designs from the winning schools, including two great creations from Inverness Royal Academy pupils, we have a very colourful and eye-catching artistic display.
“Showcasing the Crew at Inverness Campus is a great opportunity to bring the pupils’ designs to their local area and serves a great location for the cows to represent the importance of Scotland’s beef and farming industries.
“Aldi is committed to supporting local suppliers and the Aldi Moo Crew is a great way to demonstrate the Scottish produce that we are lucky to find available on our doorstep every day.”
The Moo Crew will also be available for viewing to anyone who visits Inverness Campus on 3 September when they receive a special free guided tour during Open Doors Day.