Culture secretary Hyslop applauds Woodend Barn

Woodend Barn: Applauded for its good work
Woodend Barn: Applauded for its good work

Banchory’s Woodend Barn, was recognised by the Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop recently in the for the work it does in rural communities.

Woodend Barn is a charity, supported by its audiences, workshop participants and many volunteers and artists as well as by Creative Scotland, Aberdeenshire Council and other organisation.

Dennis Robertson, MSP highlighted the Barn’s recent good work within it’s community in a November 13 parliamentary meeting.

Ms Hyslop who has been learning about Deeside and the surrounding area recently said: “I was intrigued to hear about the Woodend Barn, which is a good example of the sort of venue that we want to support.”

The Barn has received funding from Creative Scotland of more than £100,000 over the past two years, with more due over the next two years.

The Culture Secretary added: “I understand that a range of activity, from classical music to wood engraving, takes place at the centre, and I put on record my recognition for the committed board, volunteers and staff.”

On Saturday December 7 at 12pm the Barn host two unique films exploring the subject of food.

Full listings and tickets for events are available on Woodend Barn’s website www.woodendbarn.co.uk or the box office on 01330 825431.