Rural cinema plans boosted by Inglis appointment

GOING to the cinema may soon become as easy for people living in rural Scotland as it is for their urban counterparts, following the appointment of a former deputy director of the Edinburgh Filmhouse to a newly-created body dedicated to delivering cinema throughout the country’s more isolated communities.

Ron Inglis is the first director of Regional Screen Scotland – set up by Scottish Screen and Highlands and Islands arts journal, HI~Arts.

Thanks to increasing availability of digital screening equipment, he remarked: “The creation of Regional Screen Scotland is a wonderful opportunity to work with local and national partners to develop more and better cinema-going outside the city areas.”