Edinvillie

Community Hall

Edinvillie Community Hall

Edinvillie Community Hall

A public meeting was called on Wednesday 10th January 1945, in the Schoolhouse, to discuss the building of a 'Community Hall'.
The decision was unanimous, funds would be raised to enable the building of a hall for the use of the community. After fourteen years of fundraising the community (approx 400 people) had raised £2,000 towards the cost, this, together with grants from the Scottish Home Department and the Education Committee of Banff County Council enabled the building work to go ahead on a site in a feu granted by the Scottish Malt Distillers.
The Community Hall was completed in the summer of 1959 and was formally opened on 14th August, with the oldest resident, Mr Peter MacDonald of Blairnain, laying a commemerative brick, which is still visble today.

      Opening Ceremony Itineray Page 1      Opening Ceremony Itineray Page 2

Building Estimates for the Hall and the itinerary for the Hall Opening Ceremony - Click on an image to view

The Hall was modified and extended in 1998 to provide access and toilet facilities for the disabled. In 2009 a further re-vamping of the hall was undertaken with thousands of pounds of grant money spent to bring the decor into the 21st century. During 2010 it was announced in the quarterly newsletter that a 'small' upgrade was planned on the fuseboard, changing it from the old style wire fuses to a modern trip switch fuseboard. Diageo's Manager of Benrinnes Distillery contacted the committee to see if they could help and duly sent their technical experts to assess the situation.
The assessment showed that the whole of the wiring was no more than a long extension lead from one end of the hall to the other and during times of full useage of the halls' electrical curcuit we were in danger of overload and quite possibly fire!

    


Diageo, working in conjuction with Grants of Dufftown undertook the complete refurbishment of the hall's entire wiring circuit and fuseboard and between them covered the entire cost of the project, which ran into several thousands of pounds, the Community Hall Council are extremely grateful for this fantastic gesture from Diageo and Grants of Dufftown.
2011 and the hall gets new double glazed front doors, courtesy of the 50th Anniversary performance by Edinvillie Dramatic Club of 'When The Mavis Sings'



Click Here to view the slideshow of this performance

 
Apart from Edinvillie Council meetings, the hall is also used by the Agricultural Club, the Craft Club and the Scottish Women´s Rural Institute (SWRI). The Darts Club meet on Wednesday nights at 7.30pm and the Badminton Club also meet in the hall on Thursdays at 6.00p.m for the Junior Club and 7.30p.m for the Adults Club. Full details of the clubs can be found under the Community Activities link on the left.

The Community Hall Trustees are:-
Chris Burns Head Teacher Aberlour Primary School
Shuna Dicks Reverend of Aberlour Parish Church
Mike McConnachie Speyside & Glenlivet Councillor
Benrinnes Distillery Manager

Every year there is a Christmas party for local children and usually there is a summer party and barbecue, a Halloween party and a Fun and Sports Day all organised by the Edinvillie Community Hall Council. The annual Craft Fair is held in November and the hall is regularly hired for children's parties.
Amongst other uses the hall and its grounds have been the venue for car boot sales, weddings and funerals. The hall is also the venue for the annual bikers meeting.

The Hall is available for hire for any legitimate function, below is a list of the current Hall hire charges for 2011.

If you are interested in hiring the hall please contact the Chair, Andrea Fuller - 01340 871745 or click to Contact us »

For details of what's on at the Hall and to check availability please see the Hall Bookings Calendar and the Diary Events (click to open)
 

Hall Hire Charges 2011

Meeting in Main Hall
Include use of Kitchen
Meeting in the Committee Room
Include use of Kitchen
SWRI meeting in Main Hall inc use of Kitchen
Meeting in the Committee Room
Childrens Party
Include use of Kitchen
Charity Events
Family Gatherings e.g. Weddings, Christenings, Funerals
Include use of Kitchen
Whole day event including use of the Kitchen
Cubs Weekend etc

    £20.00
    £5.00
    £10.00
    £5.00
    £20.00
    £8.00
    £25.00
    £5.00
    £25.00
    £55.00
    £5.00
    £100.00
    £80.00