Hall Car Park Open


24 March 2008


Thanks to the consistent hard work of the hall committee, the problem of parking has greatly improved with the creation of 17 new places opposite the hall as well as resurfacing beside it. The days of trying to squeeze passed haphazardly parked cars or crashing an event in the hall to get a car moved are over. As is stepping out into mud soaked puddles and tramping it into the hall, clambering over the driver’s seat because you are too close to the fence, and running up the road in a rain storm.


The hall committee originally started the work in 2003 when a feasibility study for the extension of the hall raised the idea of creating a car park.  Mr Ian Combe very kindly offered the land free of charge and planning permission and decrofting followed. Finding a funder for what was not a very “heritage” sort of a project was not easy but, after much trying, Julian Wormleighton found Forward Scotland (CERS) and, once Liz Buckle had done the paper work, the local contractor and hall committee Chairman, Archie MacGillivary, started. Unfortunately Archie became seriously ill and had to hand over to his son Gordon MacGillivray.


The hall committee under the guidance of tree man Duncan Brooks have planted many trees above the car park and at the opening each primary school child planted their personal tree.



It was a bitterly cold day but you wouldn't know it from these pictures



Too many people to mention have contributed to this project and at the opening ceremony they were all thanked by Gilly Dixon-Spain who invited Councillor Elaine Robertson to cut the tape and officially open the car park.

MacGillivray contractor and sons Hall committee  plus Cllr Elaine Robertson  


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