The Barn wins Best Performing Arts Venue award in Scottish Culture Awards 2017

14th Jul · Graeme MacDonald

The Barn is proud to announce that they have won the 'Best Performing Arts Venue' award in the Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards 2017, also dubbed 'Scotland's Oscars'. 

The award ceremony was held on Thursday, 13 July at Glasgow’s art and music venue, SWG3.

Last year the Banchory-based multi-arts centre was also nominated in the category Best Performing Arts Venue but didn't win. This year they walked away with the top prize.

Lorraine Grant, Director of the Barn said:"We are delighted, thankful and very excited to receive this award. We are an ambitious arts centre in rural Aberdeenshire and we are immensely proud to be recognised for our work. I would like to thank all of our hard working team, loyal volunteers and of course everyone else who supports the Barn by coming to our events and taking part in our arts programme. We couldn't have won without them."

The Barn is Aberdeenshire's multi-arts centre, delivering an ambitious and diverse year-round programme of performances, screenings, exhibitions, artists’ support programmes, talks, festivals, environmental learning projects and a community-focused programme of workshops, events and children’s activities. 

A collaborative team of staff, artists and around 60 volunteers work together to devise and deliver a programme of around 150 performances and 200 creative workshops a year, ensuring that rural audiences can enjoy access to high-quality work from the best national, and local, artists and performers.