A 50-year-old village hall in a remote area of Lochaber is to be given a facelift – thanks to a grant of £1,250 from a leading salmon farming company.
The money for the work on Lochaline Village Hall, which is a registered charity, has been provided by Scottish Sea Farms from its Heart of the Community Trust.
And it will be used to pay for paint, materials and labour to enable the popular venue to be protected before winter sets in.
Built on land given to the community of Morvern by the local Ardtornish Estate, the hall serves the population of around 350 people who live in the 200-square mile area.
There is no church hall, school hall or other large venue in Morvern so it is used for all local meetings.
It is also well used by sports and leisure groups and for local and commercial sales, training sessions, dances, bingo, private functions and children’s parties – clocking up around 3,000 attendances each year.
Village hall committee member, Calum Finnigan, who is also a Scottish Sea Farms employee based at Lochaline Net Station, said: “This is a vital amenity for the entire community. I am proud to help protect it for future generations.
“Without the hall, there would be nowhere for large groups to come together, which is absolutely vital in communities like ours.”
The aim of the Heart of the Community Trust is to provide financial grants for community projects that deliver lasting change within the regions in which the company operates.