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Welcome to our Hall!

The Carnegie Hall, Portmahomack, may not be as opulent as its namesake in New York City but is just as important to us here in the village. Since its opening - with a grand concert and dance - in 1902, the hall has remained central to social and cultural life…
It is a hundred years and more since the foundation stone was laid by Mrs. Andrew Carnegie, and the hall and little library continue faithfully to serve the community. But it is time to put something back.

Tarbat Community Hall Group, a Registered Charity, was formed in April 2003 with the intention of doing just that. Although the fabric of the building is basically sound, it is just too small to accommodate some essential modern conveniences – there is only one cubicle in the ‘Ladies’, for instance – and stands largely as it was built. The committee approached local Architect Lachlan Stewart – who has worked on the famous Eilan Donan Castle and restored nearby Ballone from ruins – and sketches were drawn up.

Our ambition is to extend and refurbish the hall, preserving as much of its historic character as possible, giving it a new lease of life that will last, hopefully, another hundred years. Of course this will all cost money and, sadly, Andrew Carnegie is no longer here to help…..

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