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Aberdeen Music Hall getting £1.5m from Creative Scotland

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Image caption Aberdeen's Music Hall is on the city's Union Street

Plans costing £7m to revitalise Aberdeen Music Hall have been given a £1.5m boost from Creative Scotland.

The 155-year-old building has been granted a £100,000 development award, with a further £1.4m earmarked for future work.

Aberdeen Performing Arts chief executive Jane Spiers said: "This is a great vote of confidence in our project."

Creative Scotland hopes the Music Hall will become an "inspirational space".

The funding will be used for work including creating a new studio space, renovating the auditorium, and creating a new box office.

Meanwhile, Woodend Arts has been awarded more than £125,000 to redevelop Woodend Barn in Banchory, to include new seating, sound and lighting equipment and the development of artist accommodation to enable the hosting of residencies.

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