March 2013 Mick Andrew

General Information

Address: New Hall, Slighe Winfield, Balivanich, Isle of Benbecula HS7 5LH

  • Venue at end of Slighe Winfield (Winfield Way), pass Hospital and Filling Station and turn left, past Spar, as approaching from North on B892. Small car park.
  • Built 2008
  • Capacity approx 150 padded stacking chairs.
  • Bank, petrol, café, shops and other services in Balivanich. Hotels at Creagorry (4 miles).

Hall Details

  • Hall Dimensions: 12.22M (40’1”) wide x 17.37M (56’11”) long. Height of side wall 5.5M (18’) rising to approx 7M (23’) at apex.
  • Staging available: 20 sections of 1.22M sq (4’sq) rostra frames & tops @ 0.63M (25”) high. Treads available.
  • Décor: Polished wood floor, breezeblock walls with acoustic panelling, pink/brown lower, cream upper. Roof white with grey steel truss supports.
  • Get-in: good, through hall fire exit – double doors 1.56M (5’1”) wide x 1.98M (6’6”) high, flat, straight. Approx 10M to stage area.
  • Acoustics reasonable, Hall walls have acoustic panels.
  • Blackout good, windows have blinds.
  • Heating underfloor with ground heat exchange system.
  • No Piano. Hall has one smoke detector (high up), possible to isolate but need manual.

– Step ladder (7 steps) and straight ladder available.


  • Power: 100amp 3-phase incomer in plant room off corridor. 13 amp sockets in hall on 40amp ring main.
  • No Stage lighting. Roof has structural weight bearing steel girders that truss points could be rigged from. Need separate access system.
  • Small Concert PA system available – Allen & Heath PA20 (20 input mixer), limited microphones, stands etc. Speakers JBL wall mounted.
  • Houselights are switched/dimmable fluorescents, 3 switches in corridor by hall entrance.


  • Upstairs lounges can be used as dressing rooms, no separate toilets.
  • Showers available.
  • Kitchen & Bar area available.