Colin McLean, Head of the HLF in Scotland, said: “Heritage is an ordinary word for something that is quite extraordinary. It will also be used to stage small-scale drama, music and comedy productions. Works will include the addition of a second auditorium and a new café bar to help diversify income for the community-based business which operates the theatre. Literature, buildings, industry, popular culture and wildlife are all an essential part of where we come from. This will see it transformed into a cultural hub for the wider Kintyre peninsula screening both films and live relayed performances of theatre, opera and music. The strands that weave the rich tapestry of Scotland’s history are too numerable to define.

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