First Min­is­ter opens new arts cen­tre

The Scotsman - - Around Scotland -

Ni­cola Stur­geon has marked the re­open­ing of Dunoon Burgh Hall as a multi-mil­lion pound con­tem­po­rary arts cen­tre fol­low­ing an al­most decade­long trans­for­ma­tion.

The First Min­is­ter vis­ited the fa­cil­ity in the sea­side town in Argyll and Bute as it launched its first ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tur­ing work by Andy Warhol.

The 1874 listed build­ing, the first theatre in Argyll, fell into dis­re­pair and lay un­used for decades be­fore the John Mcaslan Fam­ily Trust, work­ing along­side a lo­cal com­mu­nity group, se­cured own­er­ship for £1 in 2008 and ren­o­vated it.

GLAS­GOW

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