An Lanntair has received funding from Creative Scotland as part of a national programme which helps organisations carry out refurbishments and purchase equipment.
Twenty-eight awards totalling over £1m have been made across the country to improve cultural facilities as part of Creative Scotland’s Small Capital programme.
Small Capital awards of funding are made for organisations to undertake refurbishments and purchase equipment to improve access, presentation and enjoyment of the arts and film for artists and audiences throughout Scotland.
Arts centre An Lanntair on Stornoway, Isle of Lewis is home to the only cinema in the Western Isles. The award of £30,000 will go towards buying a digital projection system.
Roddy Murray, Director of An Lanntair, said: “This will not only enable us to access the increasing number of new films that are being released in digital format only, it will give us the capability to programme many more titles from cinema’s vast library.”
Iain Munro, Director of Creative Development at Creative Scotland said: “These Small Capital awards will help theatres, galleries and cinemas increase access to local communities; enable young people to learn valuable skills using the latest in digital technology; and assist organisations purchase equipment to stage performances in venues throughout Scotland – and so much more.”