DALIBURGH SOUTHEND COMMUNITY HALL, S.UIST
March 2002 Mick Andrew
Address: Southend Community Hall, Daliburgh, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides HS8 5SS
- Venue is in middle of village, on east side of main A865 island road just north of hotel and junction for Eriskay & Barra ferry. Car park at venue.
- Built 1953 as power station and converted to community hall in 1982 and refurbished in 2013.
- Capacity up to 150. Non-interlocking, stacking, plastic chairs.
- Mobile reception variable.
- Daliburgh has Co-op store & no charge cashpoint, Post Office, Hotel and petrol. Bank and mainland ferry at Lochboisdale (3 miles).
- Hall Dimensions: 9.98M (32’9”) wide x 16.15M (53’) long. Height to roof trusses approx 5.49M (18’). Balcony at FOH end.
- Staging available: 25 x 0.75M sq rostra units @ 0.5M (1’8”) high. Can make stage 4.5M x 3M. No crossover. Access treads available.
- Décor: light wood laminate with Badminton Court markings; walls white lower, light wood panelling upper; roof white with rust-red metal roof trusses.
– Get-in: through hall fire exit, 1 step, 2 wide single doors,
straight. Approx 10M from van loading area to performing area.
1.22M (4’) wide x 1.98M (6’6”) high.
- Acoustics slightly reverberant.
- Blackout partial – windows have blackout boards though some missing.
- Heating by convector fan heaters (can be noisy).
- No piano. No smoke detectors.
- No access equipment.
- Power: 100amp 3-phase incomer in kitchen cupboard.
- No stage lighting but club rig exists.
- Small PA system – 12 channel mixer, peavey 600w amp, 2 x Peavey Eurosys 3 speakers + sub-bass units, 4 mics, 2 DI boxes, CD unit. Needs booking.
- Houselights are sodium’s switched from DJ booth under balcony.
- No dressing room and space would have to be created for changing.
- Kitchen available.
- No separate toilets.