Oct 2011 Mick Andrew

General Information

Address: Berneray Community Hall, Borve, Isle of Berneray, North Uist, Outer Hebrides HS6 5BJ

  • Venue is in Borve town-ship – from N.Uist causeway turn right and after ½ mile turn left for Borve and hall is at end of metalled road. Car park at venue.
  • Built 1986
  • Capacity approx 80 -100 seated (250 standing). Plastic, stacking, inter-locking chairs.
  • Mobile reception limited. Payphone in hall 01876 540241
  • Berneray has a community shop & café and Post Office. Bank & cashpoint, petrol, hotels, mainland ferry and other services at Lochmaddy (11 miles).

Hall Details

  • Hall Dimensions: 6.71M (22’) wide x 14.12M (46’4”) long. Height at side walls 3M (9’10”) rising to 4.88M (16’) at apex. 5 roof trusses @ 4.22M (13’10”) high. Speaker positions restrict width to 5.49M (18’) at that point – see plan.
  • Folding stage: 4.27M (14’) wide x 1.83M (6’) deep & 0.36M (14’) high. No crossover or access treads.
  • Décor: floor wood with Badminton Court markings; walls white, roof light wood colour with dark wood roof trusses.
  • Get-in: through fire exit at end of hall, single door, flat. Approx 10 M from van loading area to stage 1.07M (3’6”) wide x 1.98M (6’6”) high, OR through hall main entrance, 3 sets double doors & right angle turn. Approx 20M from van loading area to stage 1.02M (3’4”) wide x 2.03M (6’8”) high.
  • Acoustics good.
  • Blackout – partial, 12 skylights have light blinds.
  • Heating by electric wall heaters.
  • No piano. No smoke detectors.
  • Straight ladder available.


  • Power: 100amp 3-phase incomer in cupboard in foyer.
  • No stage lighting.
  • Small PA – amp & 2 mounted speakers. Other details unknown. Needs to be booked for use.
  • Houselights are sodium’s switched at hall entrance.


  • Small meeting room can be used as dressing room.
  • Kitchen available.
  • No separate toilets.