Work has begun in Moffat on a £600,000 refurbishment scheme to spruce up the town hall.
The hall was taken over by a trust made up of local residents who say the repair work is essential for the future of the building.
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The Chairman of Moffat Town Hall Redevelopment Trust, Peter Beck-Samuels, spoke to ITV Border about the planned changes for the historic building:
Peter Beck-Samuels, Chairman of Moffat Town Hall Redevelopment Trust said:
"This is just phase one of what we want to do.
"Most of the £600,00 will be spent on the roof and exterior, making it a focal point in the town once more.
"Inside work will be done to the stage and library too. It will really breathe life back into the building."
Work has begun on a £600,000 refurbishment of Moffat town hall.
The hall, which was built in 1827, was bought by a local trust in 2009.
Members from the trust have now taken control of the management of the repair works, which are being jointly financed between Historic Scotland and Dumfries and Galloway Council.
Major repairs to the windows, roof and stonework are needed to preserve the building.
A £220,000 refurbishment of Allerdale Borough Council's Carnegie theatre will be completed next week.
Some of the work undertaken in the refurbishment includes the opening up of the balcony area, new flooring and seating, and considerable repairs to the roof and external building.
The revamped theatre will now seat around 325 people and accommodate almost 500 people for a concert.
The project was funded by Allerdale Borough Council ad The Coalfields Regeneration Trust.
The first act to appear on stage after the re-opening is Livewire AC/DC on 7th September. **