You will have read in An Tirisdeach that Tiree Rural Development hope to be on the short list for the Big Lottery Fund 'Peoples Millions' competition for an award to do up the mart ring into a comfortable, warm cinema space.
At the moment TRD is sending evidence of community support to the Big Lottery Fund to help our case – in November we will be asking for votes.
What TRD need to demonstrate is that our existing cinema set-up is really too uncomfortable and cold to work properly on a regular basis and that this is a community that would use the cinema if it was up-graded and how this would benefit the residents of Tiree.
TRD is looking for people who attended the showing of Mama Mia last Christmas holidays. If you or anyone you know was at the event it would be appreciated if you could find a few minutes to send a couple of paragraphs describing the evening and perhaps your thoughts on the idea of up-grading the space with new seating, lighting, heating, draft exclusion, blinds (and a pop-corn machine).
Projects which really help communities to bring people together, improve lifestyles and provide facilities which are not already available are likely to win this competition.