Statue’s Blooming

The colourful planter this summer

AJ Engineering would like to extend its thanks to the Forres In Bloom team who have once again tended to the commemorative drum major statue to ensure he has ‘bloomed’ throughout the summer.

The statue was erected as part of the firm’s 20th anniversary celebrations in 2019 and since then Forres in Bloom has looked after the planter which forms the base of the landmark.

Managing director, Alan James who has given the group a donation as a thank you for their efforts said: “Once again the statue which now marks the entrance to our complex has been awash with colour thanks to the Forres in Bloom team. They work tirelessly throughout the whole town to make sure that it blooms and we thank them for including AJE in their hard work.”

The statue which depicts a drum major is fabricated out of aluminium and stands an impressive 17ft above the ground.

The unveiling of the statue in 2019

Choosing a piping related theme for the structure was poignant in more ways than one as Alan James is the current chairman of Forres Events Limited which organised Piping At Forres from 2013 to 2019.

AJ Engineering offered year-on-year support to the event including providing staff members and equipment to help set up the arena and now Alan is also involved with Forres & District Pipe Band in his role of vice-president.

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