Get out the popcorn for Rosewell cinema

L-R: Gordon Elphinstone, Fiona Maher, Moray Simon, Claire Armstrong and Karl Vanters - a selection of members from the Rosewell Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group
L-R: Gordon Elphinstone, Fiona Maher, Moray Simon, Claire Armstrong and Karl Vanters - a selection of members from the Rosewell Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

A community cinema event will be held in Rosewell this weekend to gauge the need to make this a regular fixture in the planned local hub.

The event is supported by Midlothian Council grant funding and organised by the Rosewell Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. This is the second community cinema event it has delivered, as part of a pilot study to assess the need for a more permanent community cinema facility in the planned Rosewell Community Hub.

Fiona Inglis, community engagement manager for Rosewell Community Development Trust highlighted the need for a hub in the village.

She said: “There is a big lack of a community facility in Rosewell for people to meet. So this brings people together.

“The whole purpose of this is to test if it’s viable to do community cinema on a permanent basis here.

“The first event went very well. There were about 70 people that came to that. So we are hoping to have about the same this time.

“Food has been donated by Rosewell Corner Shop. Everything raised goes towards future community cinema events.

“A lot of people have said about a community cinema, so that’s part of the neighbourhood action plan. It’s all good for the local community.

“The two people leading this are doing it on a voluntary basis – Fiona Maher and Claire Armstrong. So a big thank you to them, and to all of the planning group really.”

Fiona added that plans for the new Rosewell Community Hub are progressing, with more funding to be secured.

Inside Out at Roswell Parish Church hall, Saturday, 6pm. Adults £3, children £2.