Apr 2005

General Information

Address: Carlops Village Hall, Carlops nr Penicuik, Peebles-shire EH26 9NF

– Venue is on west side main A702 Edinburgh – Biggar road in

middle of village by church. Car park opposite venue.

  • Built 2004.
  • Capacity up to 80. Stacking, plastic, interlocking chairs.
  • Mobile reception reasonable, payphone by bus stop (1 min walk).
  • Carlops has hotel. Cashpoint & general store in West Linton (3 miles), Banks, petrol and other services in Penicuik (6 miles).

Hall Details

– Hall Dimensions: approx 8M (26’3”) wide x 14M (46’) long. Height at side walls approx 2.7M (8’10”) rising to 4.1M(13’6”) in centre.

  • Staging rostra: 15 decks 2M x 1M @ 0.8M high available. Can create stage 6M wide x 5M deep. Treads available. No wings or crossover. Black drapes available for masking. Rostra can be used to make a seating rake.
  • Décor: floor light wood, no markings; walls and ceiling white. Curtains rust red.
  • Get-in: up 5 steps from road, right & left turn and via fire exit double doors into hall. 1.3M (4’3”) wide x 2.1M (6’11”) high. Approx 8M from van loading area to hall.
  • Acoustics good.
  • Blackout reasonable – all windows have lined curtains
  • Heating by wall-mounted electric panel heaters.
  • Upright piano available. Smoke detectors in hall.
  • Ladder available (not seen).


  • Power: Main incomer in kitchen, 63amp socket (phases unknown) in chair store off main hall, 13amp sockets on 32amp ring main.
  • Stage lighting rig Zero88 2-preset desk, 12 channels dimmers, 12 x 650w fresnels & profile spots, 2 LX bars 8M long (6 sockets each) parallel along length of hall.
  • Small PA – Eurorack mixer /amp, 2 wall-mounted speakers.
  • Houselights are switched fluorescents, switched by hall entrance.


  • Can use meeting room at far end of hall as dressing room. Showers available.
  • Kitchen available.
  • No separate toilets.