Mar 2014 Mick Andrew

General Information

Address: Altass, Rosehall by Lairg, Sutherland IV27 4EU

  • Venue is on road to school off A837, approx 1 mile east from junction with A839 near Altass (2 miles from Rosehall village). Hall is signposted. Small car park.
  • Built 1932 and extended & upgraded in 1994 & in 2012.
  • £1 coin meter for heater booster only
  • Capacity approx 100 if stage used, 60 if performing on floor. Stacking padded non-interlocking chairs.
  • Very limited mobile reception, nearest payphone in Rosehall (2 miles)
  • Rosehall/Invercassley has Hotel and small shop. Petrol, Bank/cashpoint & other services in Lairg (8 miles)

Hall Details

– Hall Dimensions: 8.26M (27’1”) wide x 14.2M (46’7”) long. Height at side walls 3.5M (11’6”) rising to 5.7M (18’8”) at apex. Height to roof trusses (4 of) 4.19M (13’9”). 8 Heaters @ 3.6M (11’10”) height. Apex type roof with trusses.

– Stage: 6.1M (20’) wide x 2.9M (9’6”) deep with extension, 2.38M (7’10”) deep without extension. Height of stage 0.63M (2’1”). Access to stage by stairs SR. Pros arch, no wings or crossover. Stage is off centre.

  • Décor: Floor wood with Badminton Court markings, walls cream, roof white, roof trusses & tie bars lilac/pale mauve. FOH tabs dark green.
  • Get-in: Lengthy – up 12 steps outside or zig-zag ramp, through FOH lobby entrance, 2 sets double doors with right angle turn, 1 step into hall, approx 30M from van loading to stage. 1.27M (4’2”) wide x 1.93M (6’4”) high. Approx 25M from van loading area to stage.
  • Acoustics good.
  • Blackout partial, most windows have light coloured blinds but only limited blackout achieved.
  • Heating by overhead heaters.
  • No piano. No smoke detectors.
  • Small stepladder available.


  • Power: 100amp 2-phase incomer in corridor by stage & kitchen. 13amp sockets on stage & on adjacent wall are on 16amp trip, sockets at FOH end of hall & entrance lobby on 32amp trip. Only 2 twin sockets in hall and 2 twin sockets on stage.
  • Stage Lighting – small portable rig available (8 x 300w Par56 cans & stands).
  • Small Peavey portable sound system, 6 channel 500 watt mixer amp, 2 speakers, a few microphones.
  • Houselights are switched fluorescents or switched wall uplighters. Switches at both ends of hall.


  • Meeting room available, can be used as dressing room but also used for interval refreshments. Stage could be used as dressing room area.
  • Kitchen available.
  • No separate toilets.