A warm welcome

Glenfarg Community Centre offers a welcoming shared space for members of the local community and beyond.

Main Hall

£15 per hour

Our main hall holds 120 people for a drinks reception, or 100 for a sit down evening event.

MEETING ROOM

£10 per hour

Our meeting room has enough room for around 30 people.

Parties

£65 for a daytime party of up to 3 hours duration.£125 for an evening party with access to the hall from 5pm for set up etc.

Both of these rates provide exclusive use of the hall and all facilities.

Kitchen

Fridge/freezer, cooker, tea urn, crockery, cutlery and glasses

Cinema

3.5m Wide 16:9 Radio Controlled Projection Screen Full HD Projector 4500 Lumens 2 Blu-Ray Players 7-speaker surround sound system Handheld Wireless Microphone System

Outdoor space

Flat lawn area with wheelchair-friendly paths, plus access to village green.

Accessibility

Wheelchair access throughout Disbabled toilet

Please let us know your requirements, including date, type of event and which facilities you require. Alternatively, please email glenfargvillagehallbookings@gmail.com

Glenfarg Community Centre Update


As most of you will know the Hall Committee has reorganised itself so that it is better able to carry out the exciting plans to create a Community Centre. This will bring together the existing Hall and the adjoining Schoolhouse as one building offering a variety of space for community use. In addition to the hired spaces, it is also planned to offer freshly made food from an artisan café during the day and to provide flexible space for all.

Ever since we bought The Schoolhouse in April 2019, the board of trustees has been busy behind the scenes getting prepared to start the refurbishment of the building. After a very successful Open Day in May 2019 we spent an evening with a host of volunteers removing old carpets from the Schoolhouse. Various fundraising activities took place in 2019 too including a Bingo Night, a Kiltwalk  and we received  funds from the fantastic Pantomime which happened just before lockdown. This money is going towards buying the extra bits we need for the centre before it opens. An architect, Matthew Cowan was hired to prepare building warrant drawings & proposed plans which were submitted to Perth & Kinross Council. These were given the go ahead in February 2020 & then COVID hit…and like so many other projects we are now in limbo waiting for a time when the builders can continue the work in a COVID safe environment.

This has not deterred some key outdoor activities - The large sycamore tree towards the garage end of the garden was felled by Treetec in October and the logs split and stacked into 4 potato boxes provided by Robert Doig at Old Fargie. This storage space has been doubled by using pallets donated by Davie Meldrum. We would like to thank Alistair, Robert & Christine Morton and the Glenfarg Scout Group, Colin Campbell and Isabel Nicholson for their help with the fire wood processing. The wood will be used in a stove to be fitted in the new café.

Along with the café, the building itself has rooms for hire to for a variety of clubs, a teenage hub, a lounge and an office workspace. It is hoped in the future to employ a centre manager & to offer breakfast & after school clubs.

While we wait to start the building work, we are looking for input from everyone now as to the garden around the Schoolhouse & what you would like to use the space for. We have a blank canvas at the moment and in this large garden we can imagine lots of functions…. This would be an ideal venue for fetes, weddings, BBQs, craft markets, classes etc. having a large grassy area which will incorporate the Hall garden & can be easily accessed from the car park. We are going to compile a Survey Monkey which will be promoted on the Glenfarg Grapevine Facebook page. We’d love you all to share your thoughts about The Schoolhouse garden.

The Schoolhouse is to be an integral part of our village which along with the adjoining hall will serve Glenfarg for years to come. The pandemic has highlighted the importance of our community being able to meet together and socialise. We are all missing this aspect of village life and are looking forward to when we can get together once again.

Gillian Forbes secretary@glenfargcommunitycentre.com



 


The Glenfarg Community Centre needs your support and membership! The village Hall is reorganising into a Scottish Incorporated Charitable Organisation or SCIO (Charity Number SC048505).  This gives the Trustees limited liability and also has enabled the hall to raise the funds to create the new Glenfarg Community Centre (which would not have been possible as an unincorporated Association).  The SCIO is called Arngask HalI.  It will trade as Glenfarg Community Centre.



The new SCIO needs to demonstrate strong village support through a wide membership base. This support is vital if funding applications for development of the Schoolhouse are to be successful. Everyone 16 years old and over in the Glenfarg Community Council area is eligible for membership.

You will not be asked for money (it's free). You will not be roped into anything although we would appreciate your help. All we require is you demonstrate your support by becoming a member. You will then have an opportunity to attend members meetings and the Annual General Meeting to voice your opinion.  

Trustees would like everyone to sign up and show they care about the place the hall has in our community. You can see our privacy statement here.

Application for membership of Arngask Hall-1.pdf 


Ever since the closure of the Glenfarg Hotel three years ago, the village has lacked a place for all to meet informally and socialise. The creation of the Glenfarg Community Centre will provide such a place.  It will also offer space for clubs for the young and old alike and perhaps shared office accommodation as well.  A café/bistro will serve meals during the day, as well as morning coffee and afternoon tea.

The Village Hall has now successfully raised the money to purchase the former Schoolhouse that adjoins the hall. The money for the acquisition has come from the Scottish Land Fund and RWE Innogy (the windfarm at Lochelbank).
An open day has been held in the house and around 70 people visited and saw the potential of the proposed Centre. Ideas have been shared about how the Schoolhouse might best be brought into use for the benefit of the whole community. A Business Plan has been prepared based on these ideas, and funding is being raised to complete the conversion of the house and to link it with the Village Hall.

This is an exciting opportunity for our village! We hope that everyone will wish to give their help and support as the project moves forward. There will be plenty of opportunities for groups and individuals to lend a hand to make this a success - and to make a big difference to Glenfarg.

About Us

Cedric Wilkins

Chair

Gillian Forbes

Secretary

Chris McLeod

Treasurer

Robert Morton

Trustee

Christine Morton

Trustee

Caroline Waring

Trustee

Hilary Campbell

Trustee

Bryan Craig

Trustee