Scotland

The refurbishment of Killearn Village Hall

For more than 50 years, Killearn Village Hall has been a focal hub for the local community; providing much needed accommodation for events including mother and toddler groups, scout meetings and sporting events.

At present, Killearn Village Hall is undergoing an extensive refurbishment to provide the village with a modern and flexible facility.

The refurbishment scheme is being implemented by Killearn Community Futures Company (KCFC) and is one of the most important projects to be undertaken by KCFC.

Hadden Construction is the main contractor on the project, whilst Alisdair Macduff from MacDuff Architects is providing all architectural services. Based in Stirling, MacDuff Architects works on a range of projects across Scotland, from extensions and alterations to new builds and restoration works.

KCFC have put a great deal of effort and planning into the project and are being ably assisted thanks to the generous support of organisations that have provided grants and donations for the refurbishment. Companies involved with the project include: The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development; The Paul Charitable Trust; The Killearn Trust; The Robertson Trust; The Endrick Trust; C&S Environment Trust; The Stafford Trust; The Rank Foundation; Stirling Council; The National Lottery; and the residents of Killearn community.

The new Village Hall will boast a full commercial kitchen, a 36-seat coffee shop and a self contained Club Room which will include a cinema, a computer area and a dedicated games and console zone, with internet access. The Club Room has been designed to accommodate a number of activities and will be available for hire once the building becomes operational.

The main hall will include a raised floor – offering a perfect view of Loch Lomond – and will be equipped with high-tech lighting and sound equipment. Once work is complete on the project the Hall will provide the perfect setting for weddings and large functions and will have the capacity to seat up to 140 guests.

Killearn Village Hall is managed by the Village Hall Operating Committee – a sub section of KCFC and will reopen to the public in May 2013. The Hall is operated on a not-for-profit basis and any financial surplus is kept in reserve for the future maintenance of the building.

To find out more about Killearn Village Hall, please visit: www.killearnvillagehall.co.uk.

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