Day off work today, so that I could attend the first meeting to discuss a potentially highly exciting move relating to the arts in Lismore. Lismore Community Trust, Lismore Public Hall and Comann Eachdraidh Lios Mòr, along with a select few others, met to find out about the Creative Scotland funding programme. Lots of wonderful ideas were exchanged, as we all learned a lot about the kind of arts programmes we could possibly bring to our little island. We're now all looking forward to a public meeting to discuss things further, bringing in the thoughts of the entire island. This will hopefully be followed, sometime in the not too distant future, by a diverse, inclusive, educational and high quality arts programme, to be held in the various venues on the island. Watch this space!