"Our goal is to improve the social wellbeing and happiness of the community by providing a public space, open each day and free to use by residents. The hall will also provide a place of safety for walkers and visitors."
The Bridge of Orchy Village Hall was once at the very heart of our community. It was built on community-owned ground in memory of Mr and Mrs Robert Fleming of nearby Blackmount Estate. The hall was the venue for weddings, ceilidhs, parties and local meetings. The building deteriorated over the years, it suffered from damp, rust, rot and general decay. The insulation was poor, the windows were failing and the plumbing dated.
In 2016 the Bridge of Orchy Village Hall Trust embarked on an ambitious project to reinvigorate the village hall by raising funds to refurbish and repair the building, turning it into an environmentally-friendly and people-friendly, centre for the community.
Progress has been astounding, the local community has embraced the initiative and supported the work of the Trust in raising funds, inputting to decision-making and assisting with hands-on manual effort.
Of course, the majority of the building work requires professional expertise and so the Trust approached a number of funds for support. We are delighted to have received significant funding with grants and donations to help with the project. Thanks to all our funders and supporters, some of whom are listed at the bottom of this page....BUT there is still a shortfall to complete the work. We need around £20,000 to bring the building up to scratch, ready to open and welcome the community. Can you help? You can donate by text or contact us directly with your ideas or donations.
Please Text: HALL12 £10 to 70070 to donate £10, or as little as £1.
The Bridge of Orchy Village Hall is so much more than just a building, it symbolises a once thriving community with growing families, its own school and social activities. It is rich in memories but not rich in resources to ensure its future. The funding received is a major boost to the community and we are almost there, please help.
Times have changed and now the community is made up of a different mix of families, individuals, summer residents, new residents and a cast of thousands who pass through each year on the iconic West Highland Way. The aim is to create a Community Hub in Bridge of Orchy that meets the needs of all the residents and visitors, as well as providing a facility with modern resources and levels of comfort with an energy efficient ethos. The project extends to other aspects of the village including a communal polytunnel facility to enable residents to grow their own fruit and vegetables locally, and a composting initiative aimed at every household.
Without the help of local residents, funding bodies and partners, the project would not have got off the ground. We now need YOU to help fill the £20k gap in our budget. If you can contribute £10 to our project then please Text HALL12 £10 to 70070. You can also email us directly to discuss how you can help.
If you live locally and would like to help us reach the finish line of this ambitious refurbishment to reinvigorate our community, then please email us.