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The Hippodrome receives 4 star status by Visit Scotland
The Hippodrome receives 4 star status by Visit Scotland
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The Hippodrome theatre in Bo’ness was celebrating this week, after earning four star arts venue tourism status.

The building, which opened in 1912, was built for the Bo’ness cinematography pioneer Louis Dickson and designed by renowned local architect Matthew Steele.

And wouldn’t they be proud gentlemen indeed to learn of its latest accolade.

Visit Scotland has awarded a four-star rating to the iconic building. And the news has been welcomed by many supporters, both locals and politicians.

Labour MP for Linlithgow and East Falkirk, Michael Connarty said: “I am absolutely delighted to learn of this amazing achievement by the Hippodrome.

“These awards are not given out lightly and it simply goes to show how much hard work and effort has been put in by a lot of people, whose efforts have now been recognised.

“Both my wife Margaret and myself thoroughly enjoy visiting the the Festival of Silent Film, which we make a point of doing since it started.

“It’s a beautiful building with a great atmosphere.”

For the staff who manage the building on a daily basis, it’s simply business as usual.

However, they all seem to be walking just that little bit taller following the announcement!