December 2, 2009
From mooing to movies
Locals who visit the livestock mart on Tiree may soon be watching a very different kind of Raging Bull and listening to the Silence of the Lambs in a whole new way. The island has just won over £43,000 in the ITV People’s Millions Big Lottery. The cash will finance alterations to the island’s Livestock Ring so that when the auctions are over, the popcorn can really start popping.
We’re going to turn the livestock ring into a cinema!
Cow-tail flicks could be a reality! Our project is to have fold away cinema seating instead of the wooden boxes that folk stand on during the livestock sales, improved heating (so we don’t have the red glow from the infrared heaters – those who watched Mama Mia in underwater green mode will know what I mean), draughtproofing (sometimes it’s windy) and blackout blinds so we can use the cinema in the summer (it sometimes rains). Oh, and a neon sign and popcorn machine!
Thanks to everyone who voted for us – your all most welcome to come to one of our screenings