French Duncan & Ballet West – PRESS STATEMENT

French Duncan | 24 August 2020


Eileen Blackburn, of French Duncan LLP, has been appointed by the court as Provisional liquidator of registered Scottish charity Ballet West.  This means that from today Ballet West’s financial affairs and operational responsibility will the managed by the Provisional liquidator, and all business activities including residential and outreach activities will cease or be wound-down immediately.

The Trustees of the charity were required to make an application at Oban Sheriff Court due to the recent decisions of some key customers and partner organisations, as the business was no longer financially viable. The charity regulator has also been informed.

Any enquiries or notification of claims should now be made by email to  Please note however, student accommodation at Ballet West was provided under separate contract with separate entities not included in this liquidation. We have been informed that requests for refunds for pre-paid accommodation costs should be made directly to the landlords via 

Aware of the recent allegations in the press about individuals and activities at Ballet West, the liquidator will of course assist and make available any information to both Police Scotland and any other regulatory bodies.

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