Sept 2009 Mick Andrew

General Information

Address: Loch Torridon Community Centre, Torridon by Achnasheen, Ross-shire IV22 2EZ 01445 791361

  • Venue is on RHS of road into Torridon village off main A896, approx ¼ mile from road junction. Car Park available.
  • Built 1996 and extended in 2004 & 2011.
  • Capacity approx 150 if stage used, 100 if performing on floor, padded stacking chairs.
  • Mobile phone coverage reasonable – Vodafone good.
  • Torridon has General Store, café. Other shops, Hotels in Shieldaig (7 miles). Petrol at Kinlochewe (11 miles). Banks, cashpoints and other services at Lochcarron (23 miles) or Gairloch (31 miles).

Hall Details

– Hall Dimensions: 9M (29’6”) wide x 16.4M (53’10”) long. Height of side walls SR side/FOH entrance side 5M (16’5”), SL side/window wall 3.82M (12’6”) rising to approx 7M (23’) at apex. Roof A-frame.

  • Stage: Pros arch style, no wings, crossover in corridor behind. 4.5M (14’9”) wide x 3.07M (10’1”) deep. Height above stage approx 3.66M (12’), height of stage 0.76M (2’6”). Access stairs SR.
  • Décor: Floor wood laminate with Badminton Court markings. Walls & roof ply clad wood. Wood roof buttress supports. FOH tabs red.
  • Get-in: Reasonable – either through fire exit (far end of hall) single door, straight, flat, approx 17M to stage, 0.76M (2’6”) wide x 1.88M (6’2”) high; or through hall main entrance, 2 steps, 2 double doors, straight, approx 20M from van to stage.1.5M (4’11”) wide x 2.05M (6’9”) high.
  • Acoustics good.
  • Blackout good, most windows have curtains and blackout blinds available for others.
  • Heating by wall mounted red-glow quartz heaters.
  • No Piano. Smoke Detectors in hall, possible to isolate but unit in kitchen beeps if this done.
  • Small stepladder available.


  • Power: 125amp 3-phase incomer in kitchen, by door into hall. 32amp single-phase cee-form socket on SL wall.
  • Small stage lighting system available, no details.
  • PA system available, 24 channels, selection of microphones including radio mics available.
  • Houselights switched sodium lights with dimmable bulbs within each unit – switches by hall entrance.


  • Annex could be used a Dressing Room, or use stage.
  • Kitchen available
  • Gallery & Exhibition space within hall.
  • No separate toilets
  • Café