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Perth Concert Hall considers extensive redundancies

The venue for the Scottish Championships, Scottish Open and Scottish Youth Championships is considering extensive redundancies as revenue streams slump by 70%.

Perth
  Perth Concert Hall is the popular venue for a number of Scottish banding contests

It has been reported that the operator of Perth Concert Hall, venue for the Scottish Championships, Scottish Open and Scottish Youth Championships may be forced into making redundancies in is part time and full time staff.

Horsecross Arts stated that around 70 part-time and 50 full-time employees could be affected as government aid winds down and the venues remain closed in the immediate future.

Turned off

Speaking on Radio Scotland, the Chief Executive Nick Williams said that that 70% of income from box office takings, conferences, cafes and bars was in his words "turned off"when the venue closed its doors in March.

He went on to say that the venue was being forced to look at redundancy consultations, "…to enable us to come out the other end and rebuild"and that the situation was not being helped by a lack of any firm guidance from either the Scottish or UK governments.

We will now look at this closely once more and will inform all bands as soon as we can to any further developmentsSBBA President, Carrie Boax

SBBA contact

In response to the news, Scottish Brass Band Association President, Carrie Boax told 4BR: "We have been made aware of this news and will endeavour to contact the appropriate people as soon as possible for further communication.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic we have remained in a planning stage for the Scottish Challenge Contest on the 21st November and the Scottish Open and Scottish Youth Championships the following weekend.

We will now look at this closely once more and will inform all bands as soon as we can to any further developments."

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