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The word clachan means a hamlet or village. Our clachan
is in Kintyre, at the mouth of West Loch Tarbert on the west coast of
Scotland, where it serves as the gateway to the history and spectacular scenery
of the Southern Hebridean Isles. We have a shop and filling station, a part-time
post office, a kirk and a primary school. We also have a village hall, which is at
the centre of community life, and is used for a variety of functions and meetings,
including the Bowls Club, Smallholders’ Gathering, Tai Chi, the annual Art Show,
ceilidhs, Harvest Supper, Weddings and Wakes, the annual pantomime…..and
many others. It is a vital part of our village life. The Hall was built in 1956 and
has served the village well, but is now in a poor state and desperately in need of
replacement. We have already raised a significant sum by our own efforts
and generous local support, and now, thanks to a substantial grant from the
Scottish Land Fund, we are in a position to purchase the former Kilcalmonell Free
Church in the heart of the village. Much work will be needed to restore and
convert this building into a valuable community hall, therefore all help, whether
by large or small donations, would be greatly appreciated and will take us nearer to our goal.
To donate to the Hall Development Fund
please go to The Hall page.
The Hall is now a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation [SCIO]
Watch this space!