Giving Up In Glasgow

The Scottish Ballet has backed off its plans to convert a popular Glasgow visual arts space into its new headquarters, in the face of mounting criticism from the city’s other arts leaders. When concerns were initially voiced about the ballet’s plans to convert the Tramway building to office space, the company revised its plans in an effort to be responsive, but the criticism continued, leading to the decision to scrap the whole enterprise. The ballet has also withdrawn its application for federal funds to help with the conversion, and says it is going back to the drawing board.