May 2015 Mick Andrew

General Information

Address: Rafford, nr Forres, Morayshire, IV36 2RU


  • Venue is on LHS of B9010 Forres to Dallas road approx 3 miles from Forres. Car park at hall.
  • Built in 1889 as a church. Converted to village hall in 1950.
  • Capacity up to 100. Plastic stacking non-interlocking chairs.
  • Mobile reception good.
  • Banks, petrol, shops, hotels, cafes and other services at Forres (3 miles). There are no services at Rafford.

Hall Details

  • Hall Dimensions: 9.62M (31’7”) wide x 11.44M (37’6”) long. Height above 4.1M (13’6”) – slightly reduced by 9 heater panels spread throughout ceiling.
  • Stage: (off centre, with 2 pillars on front edge) 6.2M (20’4”) wide x 2.36M (7’9”) deep (reduced by door access USC). Height above 2.14M (7’), height of stage 0.28M (11”). No crossover. No access treads but ramp on SR side.
  • Décor: floor old wood, no markings; walls dark wood clad lower, white upper with white false ceiling.
  • Get-in: good through FOH entrance, up 4 steps, through double doors, 2 right angle turns & through single door into hall. Approx 10M from van loading area to stage. Smallest door is 0.85M (2’9”) wide x 2.11M (6’11”) high.
  • Acoustics good.
  • Blackout reasonable – all windows have unlined curtains.
  • Heating by overhead panel heaters.
  • No Piano. No smoke detectors in hall.
  • 6 step A-frame stepladder available.


  • Power: 100amp single-phase incomer in locked cupboard in foyer by Gents toilets. Twin 13amp sockets in hall on 20amp trip.
  • No stage lighting.
  • No sound equipment.
  • Houselights are switched fluorescent panels – switches by entrance to Kitchen.


  • Upstairs room (balcony) can be used as dressing room.
  • Kitchen available.
  • No separate toilets.