Views sought on arts centre plan in Queensferry church grounds

Priory Church from Hopetoun Road
Priory Church from Hopetoun Road

Proposals for a new community arts centre in Queensferry are out for consultation this week.

The centre could be created within the grounds of the town’s Priory Church and would include a 100-seat theatre, as well as space for exhibiting creative and visual art.

The facility, which is estimated would cost in the region of £2 million, would be a joint church/community funded project.

It would be contained in a new wing of the church, which would revive a section of the long-lost Priory cloister buildings.

It would run down towards the Binks car park, as our picture above shows.

Queensferry architect Wil Tunnel, who has been commissioned by the church to design the building, said: “It is exciting that there is a possibility of creating a high quality venue like this in Queensferry.”

Priory Church minister, the Reverend Terry Harkin, said: “It has been a long-term desire to have a dedicated arts centre, we have now revisited the idea and we want to make it happen this around. We have got the land all we need is the £2 million.’’

The proposals will be on show at the Priory Church until this Sunday, November 16 and members of the public are encouraged to make comments.

The plans can also be viewed on ‘The Priory Church Grounds’ Facebook page.