Smailholm Village Hall Committee
Smailholm Village Hall
In 1920, a wooden village hall was gifted by the Earl of Haddington.
This was used until 1970, when the village school closed, and the substantial Victorian building which it occupied became the Village Hall.
By 1990, it was clear that the sort of work required to bring the hall up to modern standards, and to make it fit to host the range of activities which the village wanted, was far beyond the sorts of funds the village could raise. A successful application was made for lottery funding of £175,000, and the result is an extended hall with a large area (formerly the school room), a stage area with both curtains and folding doors, a smaller meeting / function room, a "green room" and a kitchen equipped to commercial standards. All of this has been done in such a way as to provide maximum flexibility. The hall has underfloor heating and a sound system. There is also a children's playground next to the hall.
The hall can seat up to 100 people and is available for wedding receptions, primary school childrens' parties (the woodland playground is beside the hall), plays by both amateur and professional companies, concerts, ceilidhs and dances, classes, meetings, exhibitions. It is also used by visiting Scouts and Guides.
Charges start at £6 per hour for the small room, but vary depending on which rooms are required, and whether use of kitchen facilities is included.
To enquire about booking the Village Hall, please contact the Bookings Secretary, Kathleen Daniels, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01573 460216.
If you are thinking of holding your wedding reception in the hall, you may wish to consider holding the ceremony in Smailholm Church, a beautiful little country church located about 200 yards from the hall, a very convenient walking distance even for the Bride and Groom! The Minister, Jenny Earl (01573 470607), will be pleased to hear from anyone considering making their vows in the church.
The current committee is as follows:
Chair Jane Roberts
Treasurer Malcolm Ross
Secretary Jean Willis
Members Sally Scott Aiton
Booking Secretary Brian MacFarlane
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