A DALGETY BAY firm which had to reinvent itself during lockdown has hit the big screen after coming to the rescue of the Scottish Parliament.

AV Department Ltd jumped into action to provide British Sign Language (BSL) support.

With less than 24 hours' notice, the company provided a BSL stream for First Minister's Questions and was able to relay the main chamber web cast, with the addition of an interpreter, and then rebroadcast to the Scottish Parliament TV.

They have now evolved this offering and are able to support other meetings in this way.

Managing director Mark Kisby was pleased to be able to step in and provide their service after they had lost 90 per cent of their turnover because COVID-19 had shut down the events industry.

"We are not going to let lockdown beat us and have started to see some benefit from improving our reach and capacity after restructuring the business," he said.

"We’ve accelerated the adaptation of in-venue services to become online and remote, and can now service any meeting, anywhere!

"We were able to secure funding for a superfast leased line for our internet connection. This will enable us to support more events with interpretation via platforms like Zoom and Teams.”

While making the changes, AVD received one-to-one support and advice on funding from Business Gateway Fife.

Its adviser, Alasdair Busby, added: “AVD have shown real positivity through adversity during this pandemic and managed to turn around their business model with incredible speed and adapted to meet the demands of this challenging time, allowing them to sustain the business.”