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Centenary exhibition of Highland Rugby Football Club will open at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery this weekend

By Imogen James

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Highland RFC players from the early 1960s.
Highland RFC players from the early 1960s.

INVERNESS Provost Glynis Campbell-Sinclair will open the centenary exhibition at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery on July 2.

The exhibition will be on until the end of the month and celebrated the first 100 years of the Highland RFC, featuring a collection of photos, programmes, strips, videos and anecdotes.

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

Mr Sinclair 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.

Highland RFC players from the mid 1970s.
Highland RFC players from the mid 1970s.

"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 and George Mackie.

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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