Trust won’t be silenced about visitor figures!

Launching 2013 Silent Film Festival.
Launching 2013 Silent Film Festival.
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The festival of silent film run by Falkirk Community Trust at the Hippodrome Cinema in Bo’ness continues to grow.

It is one of the highlights of the year for the Trust which is charged with delivering leisure, sporting and cultural activities in Falkirk district.

This year’s festival drew more than 2500 paying visitors, according to the Trust’s annual report which was issued this week.

Ian Scott, chairman of Falkirk Community Trust, said: “It was the best year yet for the Silent Film Festival.

“This event was one of several that benefitted from our external fundraising sucesses, with competitive funding bids which totalled over £500,000 – far exceeding our expectations.”

Other highlights for the Trust, based at Falkirk Stadium, included the unveiling of the Kelpies – the water horses in the Helix Park at Falkirk – for which there was great critical acclaim.

Callendar House in Falkirk also secured five star accreditation from VisitScotland and the district won Creative Scotland’s Creative Place award for communities under 100,000 people. The trust has a turnover of £18.2 million and 481 employees.