July 2021 - The Hall is now available for bookings, subject to current Covid guidance.

Public Toilets Project Update June 2021

In January, following our unsuccessful application to the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund (RTIF), our project was placed on a “waitlist” with the possibility that further funding could be available later in the year.

It has now been announced that as part of new funding from the Scottish Government, waitlisted projects from the RTIF Round 3, including ours, will receive funding and we are now waiting for a formal offer from the Highland Council containing the terms and conditions of the award.

Once the formal offer is received there will be various legal hoops to jump through, but assuming those all go smoothly, we now have full funding in place for all the proposed works, which is a big step forward.

In order to conclude a legal agreement with the Council for the RTIF funding, we are seeking to change the legal form of the Hall to a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), replacing the existing Trust. We have already taken the necessary steps to apply for a new Charity and SCIO and to transfer Hall assets from the Trust.

Whilst waiting for news on the RTIF funding we have been making progress with the engineers on creation of detailed plans for the external drainage works in order to apply for a Building Warrant and once the necessary approvals are all in place we will be in a position to tender for the work through the public procurement system.

The confirmation of RTIF funding means that we are now also able to proceed with preparation of detail plans for the internal refurbishment works. There is still a lot to do but we can reasonably expect that both internal and external works can be completed in time to reopen the public toilets in Spring next year.

The delay to the funding has impacted the timescales that we had hoped for but we have reached a significant milestone in the long road to reopening the Hall Toilets to the public and can now build on all the work that has already taken place and move to the next stage of the project.

Thanks to all who have contributed and given support to the project in reaching this position.

The present Hall was opened in 1999, replacing a previous building that stood on the same site. Constructed with the support of the Millennium Commission and the invaluable input of a number of community volunteers, this is a superb facility that has become a focus for local activities. Regular weekly club activities are complemented by a number of entertainment events including live theatre, music and dances. Plus some "landmarks" in the calendar such as the annual Hogmanay party.

Day to Day management of the Hall is carried out by a Committee of volunteers, who are always interested in views and suggestions from the Community for ways to utilise or improve the Hall, or to answer any questions or concerns.

The Hall is available for hire to both Community individuals and organisations as well as to commercial hirers.

Glenmoriston Millennium Hall is a registered Scottish Charity No. SCO24745
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