MSP and MP hear more about centre’s ambitious plans for the future

The county’s MSP and MP have visited the Fraser Centre in Tranent to hear more about the social enterprise’s ambitious plans for the future.

Iain Gray and Fiona O’Donnell met with the Fraser Centre Community Trust chair Jonny Russell and Development Manager David Orr for a tour of the facility and a discussion about the centre’s current activities and objectives for future development.

They were impressed by the plans for establishing the centre as a learning, development, arts and entertainment hub at the heart of the local community in Tranent and offered their support for taking the project forward.

Iain Gray MSP said:

“The Fraser Centre is one of several innovative and forward-thinking social enterprises now operating in East Lothian. I was glad of the opportunity to see the progress that has been made over the last couple of years and hear more about its ambitious plans for the future.

“I am very happy to support these plans for developing the centre and hope to see it become established as an important arts and entertainment hub for communities in and around Tranent over the next few years.”

Fiona O’Donnell MP said:

“I was really impressed by what the Fraser Centre Community Trust has achieved in a relatively short space of time. It already offers local people the opportunity to watch movies and participate in other arts and cultural activities.

“The plans Jonny and his colleagues have for the future would take it to another level, offering a first-rate learning, development, arts and entertainment centre right in the heart of Tranent. They have my full support in this objective and I wish them every success.”

David Orr said:

“We have exciting plans for the future of The Fraser Centre and we are very grateful for the support that we have received from Fiona & Iain. The redevelopment of the centre, which used to be called The Winton Cinema, will provide excellent social and economic benefits to the town.”

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