Curtain rises on stage lighting at St Boswells

St Boswells Live's organiser Keith Farnish on stage at St Boswells village hall with their new lighting system.
St Boswells Live's organiser Keith Farnish on stage at St Boswells village hall with their new lighting system.

The lights have gone up at St Boswells Village Hall and thanks to the Community Landfill Trust, they are shiny new ones.

The new lighting rig was installed just in time for last month’s St Boswells Live! show and it functioned perfectly, according to Keith Farnish, from the village hall committee.

“The money for the installation came from the Community Landfill Trust, and the installation was carried out by Black Light of Edinburgh, with the total cost being around £14,000,” he told us this week.

“It was the latest stage in the programme of hall improvements, but the new lighting had to wait until the hall refurbishments were carried out. And it had to be a special system designed so as not to interfere with the architecture of the building, while still allowing for the hall to meet the various demands from users, such as for sports.

“We were very lucky that all the money came from the Community Landfill Trust and is the result of a real team effort involving a lot of hard work.”

The new lighting infrastructure has been designed so as to allow users to add in their own equipment, such as lighting desks.

“It’s a very flexible system and it functioned successfully for the first time last month,” said Mr Farnish.

“Modernising the hall is an ongoing process and the next step will involve fundraising for a new sound system.”