The Edward Ballard Award
A first-class ex-professional actor based in Dumfries area, Edward’s enthusiasm for fostering theatre in the region was abundantly clear when he dreamt-up the idea of the Trust.
The Dan Gaskell Award
Fund-raising (being an on-going affair) in 1994 led us to present David Mammet’s ‘The Duck Variations’ at Loch Arthur Community Centre in Beeswing. In this venture Edward was joined by associate and ex-professional Daniel Gaskell. Always a fan of the Trust and its work, Dan was elected as a Trustee, and later Honorary Secretary. Following his untimely death in 2002, the Trust became one of his beneficiaries.