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FREE PICTURE:  Marchmont Makers Foundation Appoints First Director, Scottish Borders, Tue 25/01/2022
 Arts charity appointment marks a key step towards becoming a major supporter of Scotland’s arts:
  A vibrant young charity has appointed its first managing director and is making significant investments as part of its ambition to become a major supporter of Scotland’s arts and creativity.
  The Marchmont Makers Foundation, set up in 2021 by the team which runs Marchmont House, near Greenlaw, Scottish Borders, has just taken a significant step forward by appointing Lucy Brown (previously head of Sotheby’s Scotland) to lead its development and growth.
Much of the emphasis will be on The Borders, a rural area where the creative community needs additional support and opportunities, but is building relationships with artists and organisations across the country.
The foundation’s activities embrace everything from craft and the visual arts through to the performing arts, guided by its core values of courage, inspiration and from the heart.
 It is currently transforming the disused Polwarth Kirk (near Marchmont House and Duns, Scottish Borders) into a theatre and performance space that will be available to local and touring groups from 2023 and will be involved with the establishment of an original printmaking workshop as part of Marchmont Creative Spaces. 
  Lucy Brown is pictured inside Polwarth Kirk.
  More information from: Matthew Shelley at Matthew@ScottishFestivalsPR.Org or 07786 704 299. 
 Photography for Marchmont Ventures from: Colin Hattersley Photography - - - 07974 957 388.

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HRH Prince Charles with Ian Urquhart Signing First Cask at Benromach.

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