Trust goes public with hall proposals

Linlithgow's Victoria Hall in its heyday
Linlithgow's Victoria Hall in its heyday

The Victoria Hall Trust has called a general meeting to announce proposals for a community-owned entertainment complex in Linlithgow’s High Street to replace the historic Victoria Hall.

The meeting will take place at Linlithgow Rugby Club at 7.30pm on Tuesday, March 31, with the group urging for local attendance and 
support to take matters forward.

To date progress towards the ‘Linlithgow Film Theatre’ development of a super new community-owned cinema/theatre complex on the site of the semi-derelict Victoria Hall site has been positively received.

The first feasibility study by EK:JN Architects paid for entirely through community donations was completed in January 2015 and it is envisaged that that there will be three auditoria of different sizes able to accommodate cinema, theatrical and musical performances.

On the ground floor, there would be three retail units and a pedestrian link to the Peel, the first floor would have a bar/café/restaurant and the upper two floors would include seven one-bedroom flats.

Full details, plans and drawing will be on show at the meeting.

The Trust has around 200 members at present but needs to attract many more to demonstrate to the National Lottery and other prospective funders that the Linlithgow community is fully behind the scheme.

David Tait, convener of the Trust, said: “We are a voluntary organisation and we are seeking more community involvement and are aiming for 1000 members.”

Further information is available at: http://linlithgowfilmtheatre.com/igm/ or or phoning 01506 
510333.