25 years ago today, 1st April 1995 saw the official opening of the new Glenuig Hall. The ceremony was performed by Mrs Jean Llewellyn of Glenuig Estate and a staunch supporter of developments within the local community.
See our list of events in Glenuig Hall over the past 25 years 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. Funds were raised through the Glenuig Music Festivals which ran from 1983 to 1993 and by successful applications to Scottish Office Education Department, Highland Regional Council and Lochaber Limited
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 to honour the occasion. Many others, including some very talented local 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.
Since then, over the past 25 years Glenuig Hall has hosted a wide and varied programme of events and we hope to continue for years to come. With thanks to all those who have served on the committee over the years and to everyone who has patronized the hall.