Welcome to The Shiskine Valley



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History of the Hall



Shiskine Hall was originally the United Free Church of Scotland.  Sited in Torbeg, Shiskine Hall Committee purchased it in 1958, and proceeded to convert it for use as Shiskine Hall.  In the late 1980s a decision was taken by the existing hall committee to apply for capital funding to improve the premises and encourage greater use.  Following a brief closure of the building (to ensure that ‘good money was not thrown after bad’) the hall was awarded £27,000 in 1993.  A third of this came from the Scottish Office, and the remainder from Strathclyde Community Education  Department.  Shiskine Hall Committee had to raise over £9,000 locally through fundraising events.

Work commenced on the renovations in October 1993, and it soon became apparent that further funding would be required to provide the community with a sustainable facility, available for use by all.  This financial support came from Argyll & The Isles Enterprise and further local fundraising.  It would be remiss not to mention at this point, that much of that fundraising was down to the success of its then twice yearly Duck Derby, held at that time both on Shiskine Valley Sports Day and also at New Year.  Over the years these little yellow ducks have raised thousands of pounds for the hall, and provided many photographers with interesting subject matter!

In May 1994, Shiskine Hall was offically reopened by Mrs Betty Campbell, who had been involved with the hall since its original opening in 1959.  Since then the hall has gone from strength to strength.  In 1998 Miss Nicola Currie (age 5yrs) opened the new playpark, a joint project involving both the hall and playgroup committees.  In November 2009, to mark it’s Golden Anniversary a celebration concert with local young talent was held, followed by a performance of the play used on the original opening night “No Hawkers”. 

Recent developments include installation of a shower, new heating and insulation, windows, external doors, car park upgrading, and external paintwork.  Look out for those little yellow ducks at Shiskine Valley Sports Day!



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Committee



Shiskine Hall currently has approximately 12 regular user organisations, providing an ideal venue for community groups, weddings, birthday parties, and ceilidhs.  Each user group has a representative on the committee and a member of the committee sits on Shiskine Valley Improvements.  The hall holds an AGM each November, and any interested person is welcome to attend, and perhaps even join the committee!

The existing committee are:

Steve Garraway, Chair
Jim McMaster, Vice Chair
Diana Turbett, Secretary

Committee Members:   Elizabeth Bell, Carol Brown, Irene Currie, Sheila Gilmore, Lizzie McCarthy, Agnes Madden, Irene Markham, Ann Murchie



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Bookings


The committee keep the rent as realistically low as is possible, given the considerable running costs of a community facility.  To keep costs down, the hall committee request that the hall is cleaned by each user on conclusion of each booking.

If you would like to book Shiskine Hall for your event,
or wish to enquire about charges,

please contact:


Diana Turbett, Secretary
Shiskine Hall Committee
Shiskine
Arran
Tel:   01770 860 427   or

 email:   dianaturbett@aol.com




Shiskine Hall Booking Form



Terms & Conditions for Hire of the Hall


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50 / 50 Form



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The Hall now has a   Rag Bag bin.

This is for clothes, linen, soft toys etc. that aren't good enough for ARCAS.
They can be bagged and placed in the Rag Bag bin in the hall car park.  
The hall will get some money and the rags all go to be recycled ;-)


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Please send your comments to.....

shiskinevalley@gmail.com

If you have any photos of events in the hall,  past OR present,

please send them to the above e-mail  -  thankyou.

This page will let you know what is on at the hall


Shiskine Hall, Torbeg, Isle of Arran

Shiskine Hall, Isle of Arran

Shiskine Hall, Isle of Arran

Shiskine Hall, Isle of Arran


2011  Hogmanay Hoolie   -  
a huge thank you to Steve  and all the hall committee for a fantastic night!


Hogmanay Hoolie

Hogmanay Hoolie

Hogmanay Hoolie

Hogmanay Hoolie

Hogmanay Hoolie

Hogmanay Hoolie

Hogmanay Hoolie