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Rothesay Pavilion charity hopes for ‘9 big events a year’

Rothesay Pavilion is the focus of a planned �7.7 million refurbishment programme.

Rothesay Pavilion is the focus of a planned �7.7 million refurbishment programme.

 

The charity which will run Rothesay Pavilion if and when the iconic building is refurbished hopes to attract nine high-profile events a year capable of filling the facility to its capacity.

Nick Merriman, chair of the charitable trust set up to run the new-look building, spoke to members of Argyll and Bute Council’s Bute and Cowal area committee this week about the status of the £7.7 million redevelopment project.

“We’re hoping for six high-profile music events a year and three high-profile comedy events which will achieve capacity,” Mr Merriman said.

“We’ve got the best chance in a generation to make sure the Pavilion plays a significant role in regeneration on Bute through its contribution to tourism and the provision of opportunities for young people.”

* Mr Merriman was speaking ahead of an open day at the Pavilion this Saturday, April 5, from 2pm, giving members of the public a chance to meet the members of the new charity’s board, to find out about the refurbishment project and future plans for the building and to take part in guided tours of the facility.

* More on this story in the April 4 edition of The Buteman - on sale now.

 

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