The new trustees will bring further depth and diversity of experience to support the creation of Edinburgh’s first, purpose-built music venue in over 100 years.
The new trustees are:
* Morag Campbell, Chief Executive of NYCoS (National Youth Choir of Scotland)
* Karine Polwart, Songwriter and musician.
* Fergus Linehan, Director & Chief Executive, Edinburgh International Festival
Welcoming the appointments, Chair of IMPACT Scotland, Sir Ewan Brown said:
“I am delighted to welcome Morag, Karine and Fergus to the board of IMPACT Scotland. They bring with them the diverse range of experience which is central to creating an innovative venue which will welcome new audiences to experience all kinds of music and performance.
Morag Campbell said:
“This is an exciting project which will bring a much-needed venue to Edinburgh and make a real contribution to the cultural life of Edinburgh and Scotland. The IMPACT Centre will be a thrilling new venue for audiences to enjoy performance at the highest level, and a wonderful new facility for those of us working to encourage more people in Scotland to join choirs and participate in music of all kinds.”
Karine Polwart said:
“Edinburgh is home to some beloved, historic music venues. But as a musician, I’m inspired by the vision of a beautiful new city centre space that's engineered with contemporary performance and modern audiences in mind. I’m especially keen to ensure that the IMPACT Centre nurtures and celebrates the breadth of Scotland’s music and performing arts. My hope is that it will become a thriving creative hub in which tradition and innovation can meet, as well as a buzzing civic space both for the people of Edinburgh and for artists and visitors from around the world.”
Fergus Linehan said:
“It is very important to the future development of the Edinburgh International Festival that all our venues are of the best international quality. We plan to adopt the new centre not just for our much-loved morning concerts, but as one of our principal, all-day performance venues. This is a unique opportunity to help shape and deliver a creative, public space for Edinburgh and its many visitors.”