The Perth skyline has taken on a dramatically different look for the next few months with the addition of a 27-metre-high crane! Brought on site at Perth Theatre by contractors Robertson Group as part of the historic venue’s on-going restoration and redevelopment, the huge crane will be used to build the frame of the three storey extension adjacent to the B-listed Edwardian auditorium. With a 40 metre mast capable of operating 70 metres into the Perth skyline, the towering addition to the Fair City firmament will remain in situ until the winter months. Leader of Perth & Kinross Council and Transform Perth Theatre Project Board Chair, Councillor Ian Miller said: “The arrival of the crane highlights that the transformation of Perth Theatre is well underway and I warmly welcome the progress being made to redevelop this historic venue as our next step in creating a new and vibrant heart to the city.” Horsecross Arts chair, Magnus Linklater said: “The restored and redeveloped theatre will be a great addition to Perth, both to its cultural scene, and to its architecture. I hope that people in Perth and Kinross will see it as their theatre, to be used for community drama, music and dance, as well as the place to go to see the best of contemporary and classical theatre." Gary Bushnell, Chief Executive, hub East Central Scotland said:“We are making excellent progress in the construction phase of the project and look forward to managing it to successful completion next year, rejuvenating a unique cultural venue in the community.” Kevin Dickson, regional managing director of project contractors Robertson Tayside, said: “Bringing the crane on site marks an exciting phase in the redevelopment of Perth Theatre for the benefit of the local community and beyond.”