Show Scotland and the balloon that wouldn’t die

Well, it’s all over now. After some furious PR activity, including notable success in print, radio and Twitter, Show Scotland 2009 exploded into life over the bank holiday weekend.

With over 180 events across the country, there was something for everyone and the reception to the exciting Museums and Galleries big events weekend has been hugely positive.

Reflecting this uplifting campaign has been the official office symbol of Show Scotland 2009, the butterfly balloon.

You may have seen this chirpy inflated item in the official Show Scotland 2009 photocall, as two cute child actors chased it around up Blackford Hill.

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Despite the breeze, the extravagant prop returned to the office where it has been left to its own devices.

Unfortunately after a month of strong floating, our colourful friend is suffering and is on its last legs as the image below shows.

Could be bird flu, could be swine flu, either way it’s been a cracking member of the team throughout April!

If you managed to get along to a Show Scotland event we’re keen to hear from you. There are £100 vouchers up for grabs if you fill in the following short survey:

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