Call to flatten hall after panto bailout

By Alistair Whitfield

Published: 10/12/2013

MORAY Council is facing calls to demolish Elgin Town Hall after throwing an 11th-hour lifeline to the town’s pantomime group.

The annual festive show was thrown into doubt when the building’s boiler broke down. But the production is now poised to go ahead thanks to the local authority’s decision to spend £8,000 to hire a temporary boiler for the rest of the month.

But those calling for the Town Hall to be razed said the problems with the boiler were just one symptom of wider issues with the crumbling building. They added that plans to spend £1.25million next year refurbishing it would amount to throwing good money after bad.

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