Glenuig Hall was opened on 1st April 1995 by Mrs Jean Llewellyn, owner of Glenuig Estate and a staunch supporter of developments within the local community.
Glenuig Hall celebrated its tenth anniversay in 2005. CLICK HERE to see read booklet marking the occasion. To see what's coming next to Glenuig Hall CLICK HERE or to see a list of past events in the hall CLICK HERE.
Wholly owned and managed by Glenuig Community Association, Glenuig Hall was designed by and for the community with the assistance of Bill Bryce of West Highland Estates. Its unique design and beautiful setting looking out onto Glenuig Bay make it one of the most admired village halls in the Highlands.
In March 2012 we were delighted to see installed our new entrance mosaic, created by Helen Michie Ceramics following a programme of community workshops.
Over 150 people involved in the establishment of the hall attended the official opening by invitation, and were treated to a meal and an evening concert to celebrate the event. It was a privilege to see long standing stalwarts of the West Coast music scene the Roshven Ceilidh Band, featuring Faraquhar and Donald MacRae and Angus Grant (Snr), play together once more (and sadly, for the last time) in Glenuig to honour the occasion. Many other locals including some very talented youngsters also performed, and later on the Battlefield Band, then featuring Glenuig’s own Iain MacDonald on pipes, made an unscheduled appearance to help everyone dance the night away.
Deliberately designed to reflect the small village population rather than to accommodate a full-sized badminton court, the hall is nevertheless fully equipped with a wide range of sporting and recreational equipment. It also has its own stage, PA and lighting systems for the many arts events promoted there.
In recent years the hall has hosted many musical events, including classical, blues, jazz, rock and of course a fine selection of traditional music in the programme. These combined with regular theatrical productions for adults and children and a variety of dances and other events have seen Glenuig Hall become one of the busiest in the highlands for promoting cultural and community events.
Many ask how a small village with an adult population of only 35, situated in one of the more remote parts of Lochaber, can continue to host such a variety of events.
The nucleus of the hall committee has a long history of promoting concerts dating back to before the Glenuig Music Festivals began. With the opening of the new hall this interest in the arts continued.
Funding from the Creative Scotland (Lottery Funded) and The Highland Council, the commitment of the local community and the enthusiasm of audiences who travel from throughout Lochaber (and often beyond) enable this dedicated band of volunteers to continue promoting a varied programme of events to suit all tastes.
Glenuig Hall is also coming into increased demand as a venue for weddings and other functions. With a number of excellent caterers in the neighbourhood a full menu of first class venue, music, food and accommodation can all be obtained locally. The hall is also much used for meetings, being ideally situated in the centre of west Lochaber, equally accessible from Ardnamurchan, Mallaig and Fort William.