Information compiled July 2009 by Mick Andrew

General Information

Address: Cairndow, Argyll PA26 8BN

  • Venue in village on old road, approx 300M north of Hotel, opposite side of road from loch. Small car park.
  • Built late Victorian as school (closed 1988), hall upgraded in 1999.
  • Capacity approx 60. Interlocking padded + non-interlocking plastic stacking chairs. Seating rake available.
  • Mobile reception reasonable. Payphone in hall 01499 600363.
  • Cairndow has hotel & post office. Banks, petrol and other services in Inveraray (10 miles). Café at Oyster Bar (2 miles).

Hall Details

  • Hall Dimensions: 14.73M (48’4”) long x 6.71M (22’) wide. Height at side walls 3.66M (12’) rising to 4.11M (13’6”) over centre. 3 roof beams in hall reduce height by 0.15M (6”).
  • Staging rostra available – 8 x 1M sq sections at 0.25M height.
  • Décor: floor polished light wood with Badminton Court markings; walls light pink; roof cream. Light blue window curtains.
  • Get-in: long, through hall FOH, ramp outside, 90° turn through 2 x single doors into foyer, 90° turn through folding double doors into hall. No double doors into hall. Approx 20M van loading area to stage. 0.84M (2’9”) wide x 1.96M (6’5”) high.
  • Acoustics good.
  • Blackout good, all skylights have blinds and windows have lined curtains.
  • Heating by undefloor system.
  • No Piano. Smoke Detector in hall. Hall has alarm system that beeps every 5 mins if any external door left open.
  • A frame steps available.


  • Power: 100amp 3-phase incomer in store-room, 2 Dist. Boards. 13amp sockets on 32amp ring.
  • No stage lighting.
  • No sound equipment.
  • Houselights are dimmable fluorescents, switches in various places.


  • Bar area can be made into Dressing Room.
  • Kitchen available.
  • No separate toilets. Shower available.
  • Café area & bar lounge in building.