- Published: Friday, 31 October 2014 07:30
£1.2 million for An Lanntair
Stornoway’s An Lanntair arts centre has secured funding of £1.2 million over three years from Creative Scotland. The announcement came as the major cultural festival of An Lanntair’s year, Faclan, got underway this week. The funding will help to support the organisation’s new three year business plan, acting as a catalyst to lever new funds and investors into its programme and work with local communities. Chairman David Green said, “This funding presents a fantastic opportunity for an Lanntair to work with the local community to create a truly engaging and inspirational future programme, and to really drive forward the already dynamic creative sector in the Outer Hebrides.” The arts centre this month also welcomed new Director Elly Fletcher, who will be leading an Lanntair’s new plans. The Faclan festival continues today with a range of events themed around commemoration of the first world war. The film All Quiet on the Western Front will be shown this afternoon at 2pm, while tonight the Proiseact nan Ealan exhibition Gairm nan Gaidheal opens in the gallery. Speakers this evening include eminent historian Trevor Royle and Australian historian Charles Emmerson. Tonight’s Behind the Headlines programme on Isles FM includes guests from the Faclan festival.